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Is Rhabdomyolysis Reversible
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
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
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
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
Breakdown of Muscle Tissue is Rhabdomyolysis. It may occur to people who overdose on Drugs or Alcohol and stay in the floor for a long time causing pressure and damage to their muscles !
It may also be caused by Medications and drug interactions between them. Like Lopid and Statins us together! The Muscle breakdown many times causes also acute kidney failure sometimes if severe requiring dialysis ...Read more
Yes: Iv fluids and eliminate the offending medication. In this case it is probably the Atorvastatin component of the caduet(caduet is 2 medications in one: amlodipine and atorvastatin). ...Read more
Can Rhabdomyolysis happen to sedentary people when they suddenly do exercises that are considered light by athletic people?
Yes : This is famous, do not let it discourage you from returning to fitness. Ease into it, stay hydrated. Your physician can help ...Read more
Cousin hasnt worked out in many years but trainer still worked him too hard and he developed rhabdomyolysis. Shouldnt the trainer have known better?
Yes, he should have.: Some trainers are task masters, which is perfectly fine if the person they are training has been conditioned to a high level of fitness. I always recommend that when someone starts a new athletic program, it is extremely important to start easy and work up gradually. Very sorry this happened to your cousin. Send the medical bills to the trainer. ...Read more
Training really hard after not training for awhile can cause rhabdomyolysis.Yet i still see most trainers try to work new people hard rather than slow?
Ease into it.: Some trainers are task masters, which is perfectly fine if the person they are training has been conditioned to a high level of fitness. It is a shame when trainers feel the need to push a newbie to exhaustion the first few weeks of a new program. Perhaps gyms are hiring trainers who don't have any formal education on the subject. It's always recommended to start easy and work up. ...Read more
No: Most office based physicians rarely see serious rhabdomyolisis. A small number of patients on certain prescription medications will develop muscle aches and can be diagnosed and readily treated. Serious rhabdomyolisis, typically caused by severe muscle injury, hyperthermia or other serious illnesses are uncommon, but are almost always seen in emergency rooms. ...Read more
Rhabdomyolysis: Usually it will go away if cause is withdrawn. Need some treatment to protect the kidneys. ...Read more