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Hi! I am doing a VERY intense exercise routine and my Creatin

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Hi! I am doing a VERY intense exercise routine and my Creatin Kinase is kind of high ranking at 850 U/I I was wondering if it is something normal due to the exercise or if I should check further about it? thanks!!

911DOC :

Do you know the normal values for this laboratory test? they are usually printed on your lab results... different labs have different normal values...

911DOC :

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Customer:

Yes, hi the normal values are <190

911DOC :

okay good

911DOC :

so levels of near 1000 would be very concerning for something called

911DOC :

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

911DOC :

your urine should be a light yellow color

911DOC :

if you have proper hydration

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Customer:

OMG! thanks im a bit freaked out now

911DOC :

don't freak out

911DOC :

do you have any medical problems or kidney problems

911DOC :

?

Customer:

my urine is a bright yellow due to vitamins and I drink around 2 liters of gatorade/powerade a day during excersice

911DOC :

okay

Customer:

no kidney problems in my whole life

911DOC :

good

911DOC :

why was the lab drawn?

Customer:

oh just because my general yearly check up

911DOC :

strange lab to draw in a general physical exam

911DOC :

not common over hear at least

911DOC :

do you have a follow up with your physician?

Customer:

I live in europe, maybe that explains it, well he told me to come in a half a year for another check up

911DOC :

so he's not concerned.... i'm not either based on what you told me....

911DOC :

are you by chance taking supplements?

Customer:

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

911DOC :

okay

911DOC :

no worries

911DOC :

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

911DOC :

so that he is aware of your workouts

911DOC :

and your supplement use

911DOC :

you are 24 and in good shape

911DOC :

if you took a world class soccer player or downhiller off the pitch or off the slopes after a competition

911DOC :

their CK levels would be very high indeed

911DOC :

and they would come down with hydration and recovery

911DOC :

so I'm not sure why this lab was ordered

911DOC :

and it is probably merely a result of your vigorous workouts

911DOC :

but worth a call to your physician

911DOC :

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Customer:

OK thanks Doc you calmed me down a bit more now

911DOC :

good

Customer:

I will call my doctor

911DOC :

any other questions for me tonight

911DOC :

?

Customer:

no that would be it! thank you very much!!!

911DOC :

great

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very nice speaking with you

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and thanks for your question

Customer:

I sure will thanks! all the best! have a great day!

911DOC :

you too

911DOC :

:)

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