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low creatine kinase causes

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Low CPK: Any cause of inactivity and reduced muscle mass, found in connective tissue diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosis. ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Means nothing: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Stop worrying. Ask your physician about what kind of aerobic ... Read More

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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Muscle breakdown: Ck is a byproduct of muscle breakdown usually occurring from muscle injury or sometimes from certain supplements.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Muscle injury: Creatinine kinase is released from injured or dead muscle cells, be those skeletal, cardiac of smooth muscle cells. Renal failure is also associtated ... Read More
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Dr. Gregory Thompson
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Probably normal: Creatine kinase (CK), also known as creatine phosphokinase (CPK) is an enzyme made by muscle tissues, including the heart muscle. Doctors most often ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Major muscle atrophy from disuse will lower the CPK.
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A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Low creatine kinase never means anything unless you are severely sick, and then it correlates only with what's obvious clinically. Reference ranges ar ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Ck: By itself a lab test has little meaning. Tests are ordered and interpreted in the context of the individual patient extrapolating from study data obt ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
CK: There are no specific symptoms of elevated ck. If the elevation is true and not a lab error, there usually is muscle damage associated and discomfort ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
38 years experience Cardiology
Start over: How high? Why was it checked? But no it's generally not a dietary issue.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Muscle injury: Ck level of 322 is elevated but not too high. Elevated levels of ck indicate muscle injury, however strenous physical activity will raise ck levels, e ... Read More
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