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    my doctor told me not to drink protein shakes??!


    So i went to the doctor today and since i got high blood pressure(its not that high though)she asked me what my nutrition was like, i told her im bulking and i take protein shakes three times a day and she told me to only drink one and eat more food and told me to stop taking creatine because i could get a heart attack.my question is.. js all of this really true??

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    No.

    Get a more intelligent doctor.

    In fact I think most of the research on creatine and hearts is positive and not negative. Not to mention you already have creatine in your body and get it from some foods.

    Still, get a more intelligent doctor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markos4 View Post
    So i went to the doctor today and since i got high blood pressure(its not that high though)she asked me what my nutrition was like, i told her im bulking and i take protein shakes three times a day and she told me to only drink one and eat more food and told me to stop taking creatine because i could get a heart attack.my question is.. js all of this really true??
    I'm beginning to think your a troll. The doctor is probably telling you this because you're 17.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyrobatt View Post

    I'm beginning to think your a troll. The doctor is probably telling you this because you're 17.
    Yep. If you're for real, let's get your doctors name so we can do a little research on him/her. I love it when doctors give diet and supplement advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthersby View Post

    Yep. If you're for real, let's get your doctors name so we can do a little research on him/her. I love it when doctors give diet and supplement advice.
    He may not be lying. It has happened to me. Especially with the...idk..protien scare?
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    Some doctors dont have a problem with supplemental protein but with not knowing the additives in the blend.

    Bring in the label and ask why it should be avoided.
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    Oh I forgot about you. You are training to become Mr. Olympia. Bro, there's a small possibility that on this path you've chosen, doctors may tell you that some unhealthy decisions are being made on your part. Just a heads up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driven2lift View Post
    Some doctors dont have a problem with supplemental protein but with not knowing the additives in the blend.

    Bring in the label and ask why it should be avoided.
    Im not a troll guys,and i asked her why and she said that it has some contaminants in it and the only one that is regulated by a 3rd party law are muscle milk and iso pure and she also said that i could get a hearg attack becaise of those contaminants and fhat creatine and protein make the kidneys work too hard and that might be the reason why i have high blood pressure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthersby View Post
    Oh I forgot about you. You are training to become Mr. Olympia. Bro, there's a small possibility that on this path you've chosen, doctors may tell you that some unhealthy decisions are being made on your part. Just a heads up.
    And yea. I know that bro, but i didn't know they would even say something bad about whey protein
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markos4 View Post

    And yea. I know that bro, but i didn't know they would even say something bad about whey protein
    No. I would already be looking for a new doctor in your case. But that's my answer for everything.
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    You don't have to worry about heart attacks and kidney/liver problems until you've been on gear for a decade or so. Not in your teens from protein and creatine.
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    As long as you are active, drink enough water, and are generally healthy, you are fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuZo View Post
    As long as you are active, drink enough water, and are generally healthy, you are fine.
    Yea i told her i drink alot of water and she said something might be wrong with my kidneys cuz i been having high blood pressure for the last 4 months already but they just called me from the clinic after checking my blood and they said my kidneys are okay so idk what shes going to say next time i see her.lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markos4 View Post
    So i went to the doctor today and since i got high blood pressure(its not that high though)she asked me what my nutrition was like, i told her im bulking and i take protein shakes three times a day and she told me to only drink one and eat more food and told me to stop taking creatine because i could get a heart attack.my question is.. js all of this really true??
    Before we bash the 'intelligence' of the OP's doctor, we might pause to recognize that there is a kernel of good advice there.
    Leaving aside the unnecessary creatine-phobia, the advice that a 17yr old limit themselves to one shake a day and to eat real food is hardly ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scherbs View Post

    Before we bash the 'intelligence' of the OP's doctor, we might pause to recognize that there is a kernel of good advice there.
    Leaving aside the unnecessary creatine-phobia, the advice that a 17yr old limit themselves to one shake a day and to eat real food is hardly ridiculous.
    Yea i guess. Btw guys why do y'all think my blood pressure is high??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markos4 View Post
    Yea but guess. Btw guys why do y'all think my blood pressure is high??
    I'll bite, what is your BP young one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenpoengineer View Post
    I'll bite, what is your BP young one?
    135/68 she said im suppose to be under 120.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markos4 View Post
    135/68 she said im suppose to be under 120.
    Check this out:
    http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/.../child_tbl.htm
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    you most certainly will grow wings and a tail if you don't listen
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeekPoop View Post
    you most certainly will grow wings and a tail if you don't listen
    What are u tryna say bro?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markos4 View Post
    What are u tryna say bro?
    you BP is probably high because you're bulking too fast
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeekPoop View Post
    you BP is probably high because you're bulking too fast
    I don't think i am..lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by veaderko View Post
    I dont trust any doctor that their solution is to disagree with anything that has been proven to be safe. Along with any doctor that their cure comes from a company that makes money off of people being sick.
    Not to pick a fight, but supplement companies make their money off of people believing they 'need' their products to achieve their fitness goals. Not really all that different
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    Quote Originally Posted by scherbs View Post

    Not to pick a fight, but supplement companies make their money off of people believing they 'need' their products to achieve their fitness goals. Not really all that different
    But the question is: do supplements really have side effects?? I dont think they do like my doctor says that my kidneys might be malfunctioning because of protein shakes.
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    My doctor told me the same.. But none of these doctors (I'm assuming your doc is a family practitioner) know anything about powdered protein.

    I did have a few proteins in my urine that made my doc tell me to stop taking them.
    The bottom line is if taken responsibly powdered protein is an amazing supplement. But of course real food is always better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liftandeat View Post
    My doctor told me the same.. But none of these doctors (I'm assuming your doc is a family practitioner) know anything about powdered protein.

    I did have a few proteins in my urine that made my doc tell me to stop taking them.
    The bottom line is if taken responsibly powdered protein is an amazing supplement. But of course real food is always better.
    Exactly! I completely agree with you, my urines color seems healthy so im good i guess and yea she is a family doctor. Also guys ive been taking arginine and my bp still the same after taking 7 grams every day for like 3 weeks already.idk why
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    I cant . I just can't anymore. You guys are broskifying my mind. I. Must. Go. Away. Now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthersby View Post
    I cant . I just can't anymore. You guys are broskifying my mind. I. Must. Go. Away. Now.
    what do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthersby View Post
    I cant . I just can't anymore. You guys are broskifying my mind. I. Must. Go. Away. Now.
    Why?haha im just looking for help and i read arginine lowers ur bp, so i thought it'd be good for me and for the pumps.lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    Was it Dr. Quinn medicine woman?
    Hahahaha her last name is actually quinn lol jk. Btw i forgot to tell yall that i even talk to another doctor and she said she was working as nutritionist for the texans(football team) and she told me not to tske creatine because it doesn't do anything and you just pee it, it doesn't get absorbed by your body.. i aint lying she really said that.
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    And she also gave me some papers abojt foods i should eat b4 my workout,carbs,etc..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markos4 View Post
    Hahahaha her last name is actually quinn lol jk. Btw i forgot to tell yall that i even talk to another doctor and she said she was working as nutritionist for the texans(football team) and she told me not to tske creatine because it doesn't do anything and you just pee it, it doesn't get absorbed by your body.. i aint lying she really said that.
    I know that it is popular on this board to bash doctors, but look at the situation from her perspective.

    You are 17 years old, presenting with elevated BP with no apparent other causes (that you have told us).
    Your doc's attempt to get you off of supplements--which, I must point out, are SUPPLEMENTS (you don't need them)--and on to regular food, is not outrageous.
    As a high school coach, I don't advise that my athletes use creatine.
    Unlike your doc, I don't believe that "it doesn't do anything", but I will agree that its ergogenic benefits are mixed and that, when dealing with a growing body, aren't entirely worth it.

    Remember, your doc is in the business of getting you healthy--apparently she has some concerns on this front that should be heard out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scherbs View Post

    I know that it is popular on this board to bash doctors, but look at the situation from her perspective.

    You are 17 years old, presenting with elevated BP with no apparent other causes (that you have told us).
    Your doc's attempt to get you off of supplements--which, I must point out, are SUPPLEMENTS (you don't need them)--and on to regular food, is not outrageous.
    As a high school coach, I don't advise that my athletes use creatine.
    Unlike your doc, I don't believe that "it doesn't do anything", but I will agree that its ergogenic benefits are mixed and that, when dealing with a growing body, aren't entirely worth it.

    Remember, your doc is in the business of getting you healthy--apparently she has some concerns on this front that should be heard out.
    Yea, i guess ill limit myself to two shakes per day and ima stop taking creatine for 2 months,and if my bp goes down,then we will know for sure that creatine was the cause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scherbs View Post

    I know that it is popular on this board to bash doctors, but look at the situation from her perspective.

    You are 17 years old, presenting with elevated BP with no apparent other causes (that you have told us).
    Your doc's attempt to get you off of supplements--which, I must point out, are SUPPLEMENTS (you don't need them)--and on to regular food, is not outrageous.
    As a high school coach, I don't advise that my athletes use creatine.
    Unlike your doc, I don't believe that "it doesn't do anything", but I will agree that its ergogenic benefits are mixed and that, when dealing with a growing body, aren't entirely worth it.

    Remember, your doc is in the business of getting you healthy--apparently she has some concerns on this front that should be heard out.
    I agree. Also something to note...If your a person with a high protien diet you can have elevated liver enzymes, excess creatnine and high bp. These are part of dealing with a high protein diet and nitrogen from excess. Harmless. He could see that and think something is wrong. Doctors don't usually deal with fitness junkies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyrobatt View Post
    I agree. Also something to note...If your a person with a high protien diet you can have elevated liver enzymes, excess creatnine and high bp. These are part of dealing with a high protein diet and nitrogen from excess. Harmless. He could see that and think something is wrong. Doctors don't usually deal with fitness junkies.
    hence why I said he is probably bulking too fast!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthersby View Post
    I cant . I just can't anymore. You guys are broskifying my mind. I. Must. Go. Away. Now.
    Urine color, healthiness, kidney failure, argingine to lower bp.... I must read a physiology book to reset my mind now. I quit. I just quit as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeekPoop View Post
    hence why I said he is probably bulking too fast!!
    No im not guys, i just started bulking 2 weeks ago,and i hadnt taken any supplements in 2-3 months( i dont take anything but bcaas when cutting).
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    WTF are you guys talking about bulking too fast? I have never heard of someone saying that. Don't worry about your BP your young it will fix itself. Are you guys just saying he is gaining more fat instead of muscle? Even if he is who cares you can always cut fat later and he will learn next time.
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