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Mildly elevated CPK level and sed rate. Iron count 11.8 what cld this mean? Cld it be a sign of lupus or something wrong with heart?

Mildly elevated CPK level and sed rate. Iron count 11.8 what cld this mean? Cld it be a sign of lupus or something wrong with heart?

Not specific: Cpk, sed rate and iron count levels are not specific to lupus or heart disease. Several conditions can affect these tests. ...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 does high CPK levels indicate?

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What does high CPK levels indicate?

Muscle breakdown: High CPK levels suggest high levels of muscle turnover, either from intensive exercise or generalized muscle breakdown. CPK is also broken down into something else called ck-mb; if this is elevated alone with normal cpk, it may suggest a heart attack with appropriate symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you have high CPK levels and be healthy?

CPK: It depends on the reason why your CPK levels are elevated. I'd be evaluated by you physician to identify the reason as to why they are elevated. ...Read more

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Normal white count and a high level of creatine kinase. What illness could this indicate?

Normal white count and a high level of creatine kinase. What illness could this indicate?

Maybe none: If you exercise, you ck can be very high -- many times the upper limit of normal. The normal range is for couch potatoes. I'm glad you asked, but no lab test means much in isolation. Best to ask your physician and see what matches with your symptoms and lifestyle. ...Read more

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I have mctd my CPK levels have been slightly high for over a year its always between 209-305 whole back burns can slightly high levels cause damage?

I have mctd my CPK levels have been slightly high for over a year its always between 209-305 whole back burns can slightly high levels cause damage?

Many causes: When I've checked C (P)K's on students, the ones that are serious about exercise all have values that are "slightly" elevated or more. MCTD can also produce a myositis. And the Plaquenil you're taking can cause CK from heart and/or skeletal muscle. It's not causing your back burning, but if you're weak or short of breath, maybe. How do you FEEL? Https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/20051753 ...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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My level of creatine kinase, total, serum @ 980 no muscle or serious injures. Why so high?

My level of creatine kinase, total, serum @ 980 no muscle or serious injures. Why so high?

Need more info: Creatinine Kinase may increase in many illnesses. To adequately answer your question you have to speak to your physician who knows your medical history. ...Read more

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My cousin was diagosmed with advamced level muscle dystrophy CPK levels were very high and DNA result gave the answer what now what is the cure?

My cousin was diagosmed with advamced level muscle dystrophy CPK levels were very high and DNA result gave the answer what now what is the cure?

Very sorry: I am sorry to tell you there is generally no "cure" for Muscular dystrophy of most types. However Physical therapy should be a treatment which can delay progression of the disease!
Hope this Helps
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What do elevated CPK levels mean when exercise is not a factor?

What do elevated CPK levels mean when exercise is not a factor?

Muscle or heart: CPK can be released from damaged or inflamed muscles, including the heart muscle. Some muscle diseases that cause weakness and pain in the muscles can elevate cpk, as can any muscle injury (including an injection into the muscle). Heart attacks and other heart muscle injury or inflammation can also raise the cpk. There are tests to determine the source of the cpk. ("fractionation" of cpk). ...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 can extreme high levels of creatine kinase (skeletal muscle enzymes) be the result of?

What can extreme high levels of creatine kinase (skeletal muscle enzymes) be the result of?

Just being fit: The reference range is set on the assumption that you don't exercise. Fitness types routinely have values way up in the thousands. No need to limit your fun in the gym. ...Read more

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Why do I have high CPK levels and why does my chest hurt when I take hard steps? Why do my legs get very weak when I get upset in any way?

Why do I have high CPK levels and why does my chest hurt when I take hard steps? Why do my legs get very weak when I get upset in any way?

Several reasons: CPK is non specific and could be elevated in muscular, liver, kidney and heart problems. The isoenzymes may help in narrowing down the causes. Heavy excercize and dehydration can cause elevation. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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The result of my blood test for C3 complement is high and CPK result is too low, so do I have lupus?

Incomplete: Information. High C3 is an acute phase reactant and may be elevated in any case of inflammation. CPK is an indicator of muscle damage and there is no value that is too low. Diagnosis of lupus is based on a number of parameters and is a combination of clinical findings and lab tests. Please consult your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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The result of my blood test for C3 complement is high and CPK result is too low, does this mean I have symptoms of lupus?

No: High C3 is not expected in lupus. More likely it could be normal or low. CPK is high in some connective tissue diseases such as poly myosotis, dermatomyositis, and overlap syndrome of myosotis and lupus. It most definitely is not low. ...Read more

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I have low c3, high c4, high cpk, high ana, muscle pain and weakness and bad fatigue. 1 Dr. Said Lupus. 1 Dr. Say MS. 1 Dr said Lymes????

I have low c3, high c4, high cpk, high ana, muscle pain and weakness and bad fatigue. 1 Dr. Said Lupus. 1 Dr. Say MS. 1 Dr said Lymes????

SLE?: Hi, if these are all the symptoms that you have u still don;t meet the criteria for SLE (u need 4 out of 11 criteria, u only have 2, ANA and weakness), C3, C4 are not diagnostic just we follow them in SLE to monitor the response to the treatment,
MS, per se, may not cause the rise of CPK unless there is muscle wasting due to inactivity,
The lyme doesn't fit the symptoms much although it's not ...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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Can you still workout hard if creatine kinase is high?

Can you still workout hard if creatine kinase is high?

Resolve cause first: High creatine kinase is due to muscle damage. It would be important to determine the cause of muscle damage before working out so that you do not add to the damage. ...Read more

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Professional endurance athlete, trains 8+ hrs/day with b12, creatine kinase out of range high normally and gets sick very easily. Recently had epidura?

Professional endurance athlete, trains 8+ hrs/day with b12, creatine kinase out of range high normally and gets sick very easily. Recently had epidura?

Normal: Sounds like a bit much of overtraining. Ck is normally elevated if high exercisers, esp if arican american. You seem to be overdoing it and even if u r a personal trainer, u need a coach. Hrs, md www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more

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How can you decrease CPK levels?

How can you decrease CPK levels?

Depends: CPKs are enzymes inside the cell that are release after injury to the membrane cause by trauma, inflammation, ischemia or even excessive exercise. It comes in different isoforms depending on the cells it comes from such as skeletal, heart, liver, brain etc. So it can be chronic as in inflammation of skeletal muscles or transient as in trauma or heart attacks or induce by drugs. ...Read more

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My CPK levels are all abnormal, what to do?

My CPK levels are all abnormal, what to do?

Cpk: CPK is a muscle enzyme, it can also be seen elevated with brain problems and other situations. Talk to your Dr. About your questions and the Dr. Can evaluate your situation to seek an explanation for your CPK levels. ...Read more

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What should I do if my CPK levels are abnormal?

Rest and repeat: CPK is non-specific and becomes elevated with normal muscular activity. Serious elevations are thousands of points above normal. Minor elevations have no significance. If you're concerned, stay at full rest for 24-48 hours and repeat your test. ...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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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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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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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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My level of creatine kinase is 49, Is this level low. And what does it mean?

My level of creatine kinase is 49, Is this level low. And what does it mean?

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 are concerned with high levels of CK, which may indicate muscle damage. "Normal range" varies by laboratory, but a level of 49 is probably within the normal range of most laboratories. ...Read more