Elevated Ck

CK (creatine kinase) is an enzyme that leaks out of the damaged muscle. Elevated creatine kinase levels indicate the destruction of the muscle by some abnormal process such as muscular dystrophy, strenuous exercise, and inflammation of the muscles (myositis). It can be identified in the blood samples.

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My CK and cholesterol levels are high. Can I train hard like weight-lifting and bodybuilding?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a sportsperson. I like to train hard and heavy like weight-lifting and bodybuilding. I took a blood test two weeks ago, and the doctor told me I have high CK and cholesterol levels. I retook a blood test a few days ago, and my CK was normal, but my cholesterol level is still high. M...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. CK (Creatine kinase) is a nonspecific enzyme that can be raised in the case of skeletal muscle injury like heavy isometric and weight training. Regarding cholesterol levels, it depends whether bad cholesterol or LDL (low-density lipoprotein)...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for elevated creatine kinase levels in my father, who had undergone a recent bypass surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, My dad had a bypass eight months ago. Now the creatine kinase level is 914. He does not have a chest pain or any other problems. We found this on a routine blood test. Is it because of a heart condition?  He is currently taking medications for his heart, high blood pressure, and diab...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the files (attachment removed to protect patient identity). If his CK-MB (creatine kinase-MB) is normal, then his heart should be fine. CK-MB is more specific for the heart than plain CK. Also, his bilirubin levels are elevated. So, I would suggest a gastroentero...  Read Full »

What does left atrial enlargement with elevated CK indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing chest pain. Symptoms first started four days ago, after which I went to the local ER, and an ECG was taken, which came back as abnormal. The ECG findings were - Sinus rhythm normal, atrial premature complexes, probable left atrial enlargement, anteroseptal inf...  Read Full »


Dr. Yermal Tanmai Deelip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went throught your query and your electrocardiograph (attachments removed to protect patient's identity). Before I could give my opinion, I would like to know some more details about your present symtoms. What is the exact location of your chest pain? Is it con...  Read Full »

What are the possible risks of having abnormal CK values?

Query: Hi doctor, I really have long term pain now for almost three years. It is mostly in the legs and arms. It sometimes gives me heat on the skin and it pains. It is so sensitive even when you pour on water. I visited several specialists in my country and had several tests and finally they used to say t...  Read Full »


Dr. Shardendu Tomar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As the values of CK (creatine kinase) are elevated in your case, it should be further investigated that why these values are elevated. You have not mentioned the result but I am guessing that the CK is elevated. If not then you can correct me later. CK is increased in dif...  Read Full »

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