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Have Lupus With High Cpk Levels
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 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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
Hi I'm 17 and I'm a competitive swimmer sprinter, I recently did a blood work and the creatine kinase level was 470 u/l is that considered high?
Ck: It isn't unusual for ck to be elevated after vigorous workouts. ...Read more
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?
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
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?
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????
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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