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Doctor insights on: How Common Is It For Somebody To Get Rhabdomyolysis

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How common is it for somebody to get rhabdomyolysis?

How common is it for somebody to get rhabdomyolysis?

Not common: Serious rhabdomyolisis is uncommon but needs immediate medical care. Preventable causes include overuse exercise without good hydration and use of certain recreational drugs. Mild rhabdomyolisis can occur with vigorous sports, but is rarely symptomatic and resolves quickly. The best preventive is good hydration during vigorous activity and don't overheat. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Rhabdomyolysis (Definition)

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


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Will rhabdomyolysis kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will rhabdomyolysis kill me if I don't get treatment?

Maybe: Depends on severity. A mild to moderate case will improve with hydration and supportive measures. A more severe case is still treatable but can lead to complications such as kidney failure (temporary or permanent), irregular heart beat, and/or respiratory failure. ...Read more

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Can you die from rhabdomyolysis?

Can you die from rhabdomyolysis?

Rarely: In most cases the cause of rhabdomyolysis is benign and reversible like trauma, excessive exercise, drugs, infections, toxins.. And. The treatment is hydration and preventing kidney failure in addition to treating the cause. Rarely do these cases kill the patient. In rare cases the cause of rhabdomyolysis has a bad prognosis like myositis and myopathy and here the underlying disease is what kills. ...Read more

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How do you treat severe rhabdomyolysis?

How do you treat severe rhabdomyolysis?

Hospitalization: This is not a do it yourself issue. One needs to address the cause of rhabdomyolysis, institute hydration, induce diuresis, and correct electrolyte balance among other treatments. ...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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What do you recommend for rhabdomyolysis?

What do you recommend for rhabdomyolysis?

No recommendations: Rhabdo should have a cause and the cause should be identified then treatment will be tailored to the cause. Close follow up is very improtant depending on how bad the rhabdo is. Hosptilization might be required sometimes. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my rhabdomyolysis go away?

How fast can I make my rhabdomyolysis go away?

Depends on the route: If your kidney function is normal, and the offending activity or injury stopped, copious oral hydration should help your rhabdomyolysis resolve in a matter of days for mild cases. For more severe cases, intravenous fluids are sometimes necessary. In other cases still, the kidneys can sustain temporary injury which also requires intravenous fluids. All scenarios usually involve several days. ...Read more

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Can you treat mild rhabdomyolysis on your own?

No: Can you and should you are two different things. You probably could but rhabdo can cause such bad problems (kidney failure) why would you? Get seen, get diagnosed, get IV fluids, and keep yourself hydrated from now on. ...Read more