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What could be causing high creatinine levels in my blood?

My blood tests have been coming back showing high level of creatinine. I don't have kidney problems or diabetes that I know of. I've been checked for diabetes in the past. I drink a gallon of water or more everyday. I eat a very high protein diet and work out 1-2 hours a day. I have been using protein and creatine powder. What could be causing this? Also, my bladder seems to be very overactive. I have to urninate every half hour.

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Stop taking creatine. Duh!

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I was told Creatinine wasn't related to Creatine by my trainer...
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Did u ask your doc?

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He just said it could be caused by dehydration...but I drink tons of water.
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No. Water doesn't quench thirst nor does it help with dehydration. When you are dehydrated you've not only lost water but also sodium,sugars,and electrolytes. Try drinking Gatorade instead. Especially if you sweat a lot or exercise a lot. If you are very active you need to replenish what is lost. If you are dehydrated daily you may want to try Pedialyte. It works the same way as gatoraid but doesn't have as much sodium and sugars, which if taken daily can be too high of a level. So try Pedialyte or gatoraid.
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Oh and avoid caffeine. It causes dehydration. Coffee,soda,energy drinks. All bad. Did you mention your supplements to your doctor?
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Yea I told him what all I was taking. I've been doing some reading on Creatine just now online and it says that it does break down into Creatinine...so I'm going to go and get tested again the first of the monthto see how my levels are. I quit the Creatine a few weeks ago and am scheduled to see the doc again for meds then so I'll have him do another blood test. But yea, I've been thinking about trying a sports drink so I'll take your suggestion...Thanks!
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You're welcome
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Unless you weigh about 260 or more you should not be drinking that much water. And as Vicco said quit taking creatine.

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I was just following guidlines from my doctor..he said if I worked out as much as I did and worked a high demand job I should be drinking that much. But he did say to quit the Creatine. I just asked my trainer about the Creatine last night and she said it wasn't related to Creatinine...that's it's more a sign of protein in the blood or diabetes related to poor functioning kidneys. I just wanted to see if anyone out in Ask land had any similar probs
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When your trainer shows you her medical degree you can listen to her over your doctor. If your body is producing too much of anything you need to cut back on the intake of that substance. It is that simple. As with anything you need to keep a balance.

Firefighters who sweat buckets on the job are advised to take their weight and divide it by two to figure out how much water they should drink in a day. Are you sweating more than them? If not, I would follow the same guidelines.
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Well frequent urination is a sign of diabetes but I'm sure your doctor would have checked for that.
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I was checked a couple of times for it over the years and came back negative. My trainer had me order urine test strips that test for glucose, ketones, and protein. So we shall see...
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I've been tested a couple times over the years. My trainer had me to order strips that test for protein, ketones, and glucose. This will help to see if I'm spilling protein, which is a sign of early kidney disease.
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Quit the supplement.

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