Common "Rhabdomyolysis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Rhabdomyolysis occurs due to the breakdown of muscle tissue that releases muscle fiber contents into the blood. These substances are harmful to the kidney and cause kidney damage. The common causes are injury, overexertion, alcohol abuse, and intake of certain medications. The observable symptoms of rhabdomyolysis are dark red urination, muscle pain in the shoulders, thighs, and muscle weakness. This condition is managed by taking fluids and electrolytes intravenously by consulting the doctor. After treatment, physical therapy is advised to strengthen the muscles after rest.

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My husband's CPK level is high. Should we get IV therapy or will it decrease over time?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband is a 30-year-old. Last week, he went to the gym the first time after a year and did heavy biceps exercise with high repetitions. After two days, his arms were swollen, and he was not able to make his arms straight. Yesterday we consulted with a nephrologist, and he told to ...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to My opinion is that he should be admitted to the hospital. Good that he has enough urine output so far. But it can decrease any time, and kidney functions will start to drop. The best is to admit him for close intravenous hydration and daily monitoring of kidney funct...  Read Full »

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