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How To 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
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
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
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
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
I'm 25 yrs old. After lifting heavy my creatine kinase levels were 1800. When I don't exercise they're normal. Is this ck normal for young adults?
Good for you: From time to time, I've run ck's on classes of students. The bodybuilders, after lifting, can run as high as 3000. ...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
Means nothing: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Stop worrying. Ask your physician about what kind of aerobic fitness would be right for you. ...Read more
Yes and no: Creatine kinase is meaningful only if the number is way-high and there's reason to worry about rhabdomyolysis, heart attack, carrying muscular dystrophy, or a few others. Most folk who exercise heavily have creatine kinases above the "reference range", which is just the lab's number for most ordinary folks who aren't actually sick. Don't look at numbers; look at your health -- why not go run? ...Read more
I am a 41 yr old female. My serum creatine kinase level is 257.Is there anything to be worried about?
Probably not: 257 isn't very high (it goes into the thousands with muscle injury) and tens of thousands when it's especially serious. Different labs have different cut-offs but I assume 257 is a little high in your lab? Simple muscular work can raise it. If you had a heart problem or muscle injury from statins, you'd have symptoms - are you feeling ok? It's always better to treat patients, not lab numbers. ...Read more
Should I stop Lipitor (atorvastatin) 10mg since creatine kinase level shot up > 300...I'm 60, male.?
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?
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.
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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
Had a recent blood test. Creatine Kinase Serum Level was 157. Prior test level was 87. Any reason for concern?
Any muscular activity will raise this enzyme. You may consult this site for info:
https://www. Mayomedicallaboratories. Com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/8336
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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
Creatine kinase Level at 790 taken 3 days ago. No meds, no surgeries, no exercise. Muscle aches mostly in thigh and shoulder area started week ago.?
If your symptoms: Are not getting any worse or improving, just have the level repeated in a few days. If symptoms are progressive or persistent, it could be rhabdomyolysis, which can lead to kidney failure. Consult your doctor for specific advice in your case, because some neurological disorders can present initially with skeletal muscle pain. ...Read more
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
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
Being athletic: The reference range for creatine kinase is set based on the assumption that you do not exercise. In my series of medical students, all the men and the majority of the women who lead even moderately fitness-focused lifestyles have high creatine kinase -- often very high. If you're healthy and are working your muscles, be proud of yourself and keep doing what you're doing. ...Read more