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what does it mean when your muscle enzymes are high

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Check kidney : Have your ohysican do specifi tests for kidney issues and perform a routine urine analysis.
Dr. Badreldin Bedri
11 years experience Pediatrics
Only if very high: When very high it could lead to kidney failure that is reversible most of the time. To prevent that you need to increase fluid intake to maintain high ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe "hepatitis": Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases (ast and/or alt). Hepatitis can be caused by ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
34 years experience Neurology
CPK: Creatine (phospho)kinase. This enzyme will be elevated generally in disorders that injure muscle or when muscles are not working right. Extremes of e ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Gout and CPK: Muscle enzmye -CPK does not usually rise with gout but in rare cases if on colchicine and uloric drugs used to treat gout you can have elevation of ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Many.: Simply exercising vigorously will elevate cpk. Bruising or straining muscle can elevate enzymes. Drug reactions to statins can do this. An certain m ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Low muscle enzymes: May mean he is weak. Does he have muscular dystrophy? Happy to chat or do video chat with him so I can see what muscle problems he has.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
In 2-year-old boys, : elevated liver enzymes alanine & aspartame transaminases signal the need to check a muscle enzyme, creatine kinase, while evaluating for hepatic d ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bailie
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Overtraining : Usually from over training.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe: Modest elevations of the CPK can occur after a vigorous work out. I would suggest stopping workouts for 3-4 days and then rechecking the lab work.
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