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Does rhabdomyolysis usually cause many symptoms?

Does rhabdomyolysis usually cause many symptoms?

Depends: on the severity of the rhabdomyosis; one may have minimal symptoms to having diffuse muscle pain/weakness. In very severe cases, it could lead to renal failure and can require dialysis. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Rhabdomyolysis (Definition)

Breakdown of muscle. A pathologic condition that can lead to significant ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of rhabdomyolysis?

What are the symptoms of rhabdomyolysis?

Muscle pain: Rhabdomyolosis is breakdown of muscle related to extreme exercise , some drugs, high sustained fever, and exercise under extreme heat conditions. Muscle pain weakness can occur . The net result of severe disease is kidney failure. ...Read more

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I have rhabdomyolysis caused by caduet. Can it be cured?

I have rhabdomyolysis caused by caduet. Can it be cured?

Yes: Iv fluids and eliminate the offending medication. In this case it is probably the Atorvastatin component of the caduet(caduet is 2 medications in one: amlodipine and atorvastatin). ...Read more

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How does rhabdomyolysis cause hyperkalemia?

How does rhabdomyolysis cause hyperkalemia?

Cell Bursting: The majority of your potassium resides inside your cells. When rhadomyolosis (destruction of your muscles) occur, then these cells burst. When these cells burst, the all of the potassium is released into your bloodstream. Now you have hyperkalema. ...Read more

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Training really hard after not training for awhile can cause rhabdomyolysis.Yet i still see most trainers try to work new people hard rather than slow?

Training really hard after not training for awhile can cause rhabdomyolysis.Yet i still see most trainers try to work new people hard rather than slow?

Ease into it.: Some trainers are task masters, which is perfectly fine if the person they are training has been conditioned to a high level of fitness. It is a shame when trainers feel the need to push a newbie to exhaustion the first few weeks of a new program. Perhaps gyms are hiring trainers who don't have any formal education on the subject. It's always recommended to start easy and work up. ...Read more

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Is it true that statin drugs cause rhabdomyolysis more often in people with dystonia?

Is it true that statin drugs cause rhabdomyolysis more often in people with dystonia?

Statins: It is true that some type of muscular disease are more prone to develop rhabdmyalisis. ...Read more

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Can creatine with ritalin (methylphenidate) cause rhabdomyolysis?

Can creatine with ritalin (methylphenidate) cause rhabdomyolysis?

No advantage: There is no experimental/scientific evidence that there are performance or training advantages to using creatine supplements. There is increasing concern that nutritional supplements have the potential to produce negative outcomes in various organ systems with chronic use. My interpretation is that the only one who really benefits from creatine use is the person selling the creatine. ...Read more

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Can lack of exercise or lack of walking cause rhabdomyolysis?

Can lack of exercise or lack of walking cause rhabdomyolysis?

Typically not: Rhabdomyolyisis is caused by muscle damage, not lack of use. Lack of use will result in muscle atrophy, but not in the dangers of muscle breakdown.Risk factors include the following: alcoholism, physical injuries, drugs, especially cocaine, amphetamines, statins, heroin, or pcp, heatstroke, low phosphate, severe exertion, etc. ...Read more