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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 Good Luck! DR Z ...Read more

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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