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Do you know the normal values for this laboratory test? they are usually printed on your lab results... different labs have different normal values...
Yes, hi the normal values are <190
so levels of near 1000 would be very concerning for something called
at age 24 with intense workouts this number is XXXXX particularly concerning IF you are keeping up your hydration, if you have no other medical problems, and if you have no kidney problems
your urine should be a light yellow color
if you have proper hydration
OMG! thanks im a bit freaked out now
don't freak out
do you have any medical problems or kidney problems
my urine is a bright yellow due to vitamins and I drink around 2 liters of gatorade/powerade a day during excersice
no kidney problems in my whole life
why was the lab drawn?
oh just because my general yearly check up
strange lab to draw in a general physical exam
not common over hear at least
do you have a follow up with your physician?
I live in europe, maybe that explains it, well he told me to come in a half a year for another check up
so he's not concerned.... i'm not either based on what you told me....
are you by chance taking supplements?
yep, Im consuming a recovery drink after every workout and also im having a protein shake called up your mass from MHP http://mhpstrong.com/presents/up-your-mass/ plus the vitamin supplement
if i were you I would give your doctor a call, tell him you are a bit concerned about your elevated CK, and try to have a chat with him
so that he is aware of your workouts
and your supplement use
you are 24 and in good shape
if you took a world class soccer player or downhiller off the pitch or off the slopes after a competition
their CK levels would be very high indeed
and they would come down with hydration and recovery
so I'm not sure why this lab was ordered
and it is probably merely a result of your vigorous workouts
but worth a call to your physician
OK thanks Doc you calmed me down a bit more now
I will call my doctor
any other questions for me tonight
no that would be it! thank you very much!!!
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very nice speaking with you
and thanks for your question
I sure will thanks! all the best! have a great day!