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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
Not a risk: If you don't eat, you'll break down muscle protein for use elsewhere. This isn't rhabdomyolysis, but normal catabolism. What's the idea fasting like this? Despite what anybody might tell you, it's not healthy. A good spiritual advisor might point you to hard work in community service instead. Weight loss is best accomplished by exercise and eating sensibly. Talk with a few folks. ...Read more
Statins: It is true that some type of muscular disease are more prone to develop rhabdmyalisis. ...Read more
What other confirmatory urine tests can be used to differentiate Rhabdomyolysis from the other health problems?
Rhabdo: I would want to see blood tests showing your CPK levels. Are you under the care of a doctor? ...Read more
Does getting a massage once a week cause rhabdomyolysis? If so, is massage dangerous? Once myoglobin goes to nephrons, it never leaves does it?
How long does it take for the feeling of weakness due to rhabdomyolysis to go away? Had a CK of 6400 but now it's back to normal, but still feel weak.
Depends on: extent of muscle damage and damage to other organs especially kidneys. It can take take up to several weeks. Stay well hydrated and rested til your doctor gives ok to resume activitiy. ...Read more
Rhabdomyolysis: Statins can rarely cause rhabdomyolysis. Patients with this condition has aching muscles. It occurs when muscle is damaged to such an extent that cells themselves are damaged and die in large numbers. When they die, they release toxic substances including a substance called 'creatinine kinase' or 'creatinine phosphokinase. If you have muscle pain while taking statins, see your doctor quickly. ...Read more
No advantage: There is no experimental/scientific evidence that there are performance or training advantages to using creatine supplements. There is increasing concern that nutritional supplements have the potential to produce negative outcomes in various organ systems with chronic use. My interpretation is that the only one who really benefits from creatine use is the person selling the creatine. ...Read more
Rehabilitation: After generalized muscle injury, a physiatrist (also known as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctor, or PM&R) can help get a person back into shape. If a PM&R doctor is not available, a Sports Medicine doctor or an Orthopedic doctor can help. If there are kidney problems, a Nephrologist (kidney specialist) can help. ...Read more