I am a 35 yr old weightlifter who has trained mostly for sports like football, wrestling and powerlifting.
I am 235lbs and have been lifting for about 20 years. I am lifetime natural with no steroids ever. I am relatively strong for a raw, non-steroid lifter with a bench in the low to mid 400's and squat and DL around 550-600 without any equipment, belts or wraps.
Recently my new doctor was concerned at my high creatinine levels.
I was recently on creatine (had been off for about a week) and I notified him of this but he said I also have higher than normal (just above the threshold) red blood cell count.
Creatinine (1.5) HIGH
glomerulus function or something like this?
--Slightly Low (.49) vs (.50 for lowest normal)
Red Blood Cell count -Slightly High
--just above high end of normal range
I was wondering how common these results are for
A) some one with a long weightlifting background.
B) A lot of muscle mass compared to a non-lifter and lots of explosive lifting
C) Supplementing with Creatine & Beta-Alanine off and on
Are these results abnormal for some one like me and should I be worried?
Are there any tests I can have done that will show if I actually have kidney function issues and this is not a false positive?