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Do injured thighs, heart and chest have treatment also my creatine kinase is 412?

Do injured thighs, heart and chest have treatment also my creatine kinase is 412?

Clinical context: If you've had an injury to the muscle of your chest / thighs, you creatine kinase is likely to go way up -- even if it's just a deep muscle bruise. Your physician has ways of spotting heart damage which needs more aggressive treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

Creatine Kinase (Definition)

Creatine kinase is an enzyme found in muscles throughout the body. There are different subtypes of the enzyme, called isoforms, which predominate in different organs. For instance, the isoform in skeletal muscles is different from that which is most heavily found in the heart muscle. A blood tests detects levels of this in the body, for example if ...Read more


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What could cause an elevated creatine kinase test?

What could cause an elevated creatine kinase test?

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 with modestly elevated levels. ...Read more

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What does it mena to have an elevated total creatine kinase?

What does it mena to have an elevated total creatine kinase?

CPK: Ck is a polycomponent muscle enzyme. The ck mb is the muscle-brain part of ck total. That is why the lower value for mb. The lab normals would tell whether these are elevated or not. Elevations are usually from muscle damage and the mb is found in heart. ...Read more

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Elevated total creatine kinase with normal isoenzymes. What does this mean?

Elevated total creatine kinase with normal isoenzymes. What does this mean?

CPK: Ck is a polycomponent muscle enzyme. The ck mb is the muscle-brain part of ck total. That is why the lower value for mb. The lab normals would tell whether these are elevated or not. Elevations are usually from muscle damage and the mb is found in heart. ...Read more

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Is creatine Kinase typically elevated in ALS patients?

Is creatine Kinase typically elevated in ALS patients?

Below: Serum creatine kinase (CK) levels were recorded in 100 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). CK concentrations were elevated in 43% of the patients, with a mean level of 240 U/liter and a range of 59-1, 327 U/liter (male normal less than 95 U/liter, female normal less than 59 U/liter). All patients with elevated CK had muscle weakness. Seven patients were initially misdiagnosed as hav ...Read more

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How long would creatine kinase (ck) levels in blood be elevated after exercise?

How long would creatine kinase (ck) levels in blood be elevated after exercise?

Up to four days: Strenuous exercise frequently triggers a rise in ck that peaks 16 to 24 hours following a workout, then stays elevated for 72 hours before falling back to. ...Read more

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What is the relationship btw elevated creatine kinase, sertraline, and working out?

What is the relationship btw elevated creatine kinase, sertraline, and working out?

May be cause/effect.: Unlikely for sertraline to affect muscle directly, but exercise, especially weight lifting can clearly result in slight elevation of muscle enzymes, and not fully clear from your description extent of elevation or your approach to exercise. These are not uncommon issues, and typically are of little consequence. But if you are also losing strength and stamina, consider changing your meds. ...Read more

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Would troponin, Creatine kinase and/or CK-MB be elevated with myocarditis and pericarditis?

Would troponin, Creatine kinase and/or CK-MB be elevated with myocarditis and pericarditis?

Yes: The level of rise would depend on the amount of damage to the myocardial cells.
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Can you donate blood if you have a metabolic myopathy and elevated creatine kinase?

Can you donate blood if you have a metabolic myopathy and elevated creatine kinase?

If you are otherwise: Fit. An elevated creatine kinase, per se, is not contraindication to blood donation. However, there are a number of other screening issues that need to be satisfied before you may donate blood.
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Consult this site for more info (scroll down to see the questionnaire). ...Read more

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What does a creatine kinase of 137 mean?

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 obtained from similar patients. If no such data is available, interpreting the study value is speculative. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: creatine kinase?

What is the definition or description of: creatine kinase?

Enzyme in muscle: Creatine kinase is an enzyme found in muscles throughout the body. There are different subtypes of the enzyme, called isoforms, which predominate in different organs. For instance, the isoform in skeletal muscles is different from that which is most heavily found in the heart muscle.

A blood tests detects levels of this in the body, for example if one suspects muscle inflammation. ...Read more

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How to reduce creatine kinase in the blood?

How to reduce creatine kinase in the blood?

Hydrate: Rest and hydration can reduce cpk. It would be advisable to stop the offending drugs! ...Read more

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How to reduce creatine kinase in the blood?

How to reduce creatine kinase in the blood?

Depends on cause: Creatinine kinase is released from injured muscle of all kinds, skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscles, under varying circumstances. The issue would be to determine the cause of the elevation and treat the underlying pathology. ...Read more

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Why would need a serum creatine kinase measurement?

Why would need a serum creatine kinase measurement?

Muscel injury: Ck levels are elevated with muscle injury. All muscles, skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscles release ck on injury. Some drugs and alcohol can also damage muscle and cause high ck. ...Read more

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What does the creatine kinase blood test looking for?

What does the creatine kinase blood test looking for?

Muscle injury: Creatine kinase is present in all types of muscles: skeletal, heart and smooth muscles. Any injury to the muscles will raise the level of this enzyme. Some drugs, e.g., statin can also increase the level. The level cannot be too low. ...Read more

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What supplements would lower creatine kinase levels.?

What supplements would lower creatine kinase levels.?

None: No supplements will lower creatine kinase which signifies potential muscle breakdown when elevated. In past, we tested CK when we suspected a heart attack. Levels can also be elevated when muscles are damaged (rare condition = rhabdomyolysis). Check out http://labtestsonline. Org/understanding/analytes/ck/tab/test/ & http://www. Mayomedicallaboratories. Com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/8336 ...Read more

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Should I stop Lipitor (atorvastatin) 10mg since creatine kinase level shot up > 300...I'm 60, male.?

Should I stop Lipitor (atorvastatin) 10mg since creatine kinase level shot up > 300...I'm 60, male.?

Yes: I assume your doctor gave you those results - did he/she have any recommendations? If you have any muscle pain, chest pain, shortness of breath or other worriesome symptoms go to the ER. ...Read more

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I've done blood test today and my Creatine Kinase level shown is 322 IU/L. What does that indicate? How can I reduce this CK level to normal range?

I've done blood test today and my Creatine Kinase level shown is 322 IU/L. What does that indicate? How can I reduce this CK level to normal range?

Muscle issue: Creatine Kinase is an enzyme in muscles and any issue affecting the muscles, including exercise, can raise CK levels. You need to address the cause of the elevation. You may consult this site and then discuss the matter with your doctor who ordered the test.
http://www. Mayomedicallaboratories. Com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/8336 ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of high creatine kinase?

What are the symptoms of high creatine kinase?

None: In my series of medical students, almost all the men and a majority of the women who were even moderately focused on physical fitness had creatine kinase levels above reference range. Right or wrong, the lab's reference range assumes the person does not exercise. ...Read more

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How to reduce my creatine kinase what can I eat?

Start over: How high? Why was it checked? But no it's generally not a dietary issue. ...Read more

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What does a creatine kinase level of 322 indicate?

What does a creatine kinase level of 322 indicate?

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, especially if activity is done prior to blood draw. Some medications and alcohol can casue ck elevation. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about my creatine kinase level?

Should I be worried about my creatine kinase level?

What is the level?: Elevated creatinine kinase level indicated muscle injury. If it is elevated, please consult your doctor to determine the cause and determination of the need for a treatment and the proper treatment. ...Read more

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My creatine kinase level is 465 what does that indicate?

My creatine kinase level is 465 what does that indicate?

CPK: Hi, Ck or CPK is found in striated muscle, heart tissue, and brain, damage to either can increase the level in blood, also thyroid imbalance could increase CK due to muscle damage, CK clearance from body decreases in kidney disease.
Your level is mildly elevated which could be 2/2 exercise, trauma to muscle, accident. ...Read more

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My creatine kinase levels were at 56, is this a good reading, what does this mean?

My creatine kinase levels were at 56, is this a good reading, what does this mean?

Not much: You are probably not having a heart attack, some illness that seriously damages your muscles, and are also probably not in heavy athletic training or doing really hard manual work. We have a saying in pathology, "look at the person, not the numbers." hope all else is okay, thanks for writing. ...Read more

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How to treat high level of creatine kinase due to nerves?

How to treat high level of creatine kinase due to nerves?

Here's accurate info: Somebody's kidding you or there is a misunderstanding. Creatine kinase is an enzyme found in the blood; the reference range was determined for couch potatoes, and in my series' of athletic medical students, a majority of healthy young people have "elevated levels" just from exercising. It's also high in a few illnesses your physician knows about, but not from "nerves". ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does a 1530 mean on a creatine kinase test?

Hello doctors, what does a 1530 mean on a creatine kinase test?

Context: If you are a sedentary adult with coronary risk factors and chest pain, you are probably having a myocardial infarction / heart attack. If you are a athletic adult who has just completed a rough strength workout in the gym or a homeowner who has spent the weekend chopping and carrying lumber, you are fine. In my population of physically-active med students, a majority have had elevated ck's. ...Read more

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Creatine kinase vs creatinine, is there a difference between them?

Creatine kinase vs creatinine, is there a difference between them?

Yes: Creatine kinase is a muscle enzyme that is measured to assess heart damage (the mb isoenzyme form) or skeletal muscle damage (the mm isoenzyme). Creatinine is an endogenous peptide, present in everyone, that is cleared by the kidneys and is measured in clinical practice to estimate kidney function. ...Read more

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What could increased creatine kinase and aldolase levels indicate?

What could increased creatine kinase and aldolase levels indicate?

Likely muscle injury: Creatine kinase and aldolase would both be elevated after a muscle injury.
Ck can also be elevated in kidney failure.
Adolase can be sub-classified into a, b and c which helps differentiate from which tissue the high levels came. ...Read more