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What can be the cause of low serum creatine kinase? Level is 26 iu/L?

What can be the cause of low serum creatine kinase? Level is 26 iu/L?

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

Creatine Kinase (Definition)

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


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What could cause an elevated creatine kinase test?

What could cause an elevated creatine kinase test?

Muscle injury: Creatinine kinase is released from injured or dead muscle cells, be those skeletal, cardiac of smooth muscle cells. Renal failure is also associtated with modestly elevated levels. ...Read more

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My level of creatine kinase is 49, Is this level low. And what does it mean?

My level of creatine kinase is 49, Is this level low. And what does it mean?

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

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What does a creatine kinase of 137 mean?

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

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What are the symptoms of high creatine kinase?

What are the symptoms of high creatine kinase?

None: In my series of medical students, almost all the men and a majority of the women who were even moderately focused on physical fitness had creatine kinase levels above reference range. Right or wrong, the lab's reference range assumes the person does not exercise. ...Read more

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How to reduce my creatine kinase what can I eat?

Start over: How high? Why was it checked? But no it's generally not a dietary issue. ...Read more

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What does a creatine kinase level of 322 indicate?

What does a creatine kinase level of 322 indicate?

Muscle injury: Ck level of 322 is elevated but not too high. Elevated levels of ck indicate muscle injury, however strenous physical activity will raise ck levels, especially if activity is done prior to blood draw. Some medications and alcohol can casue ck elevation. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about my creatine kinase level?

Should I be worried about my creatine kinase level?

What is the level?: Elevated creatinine kinase level indicated muscle injury. If it is elevated, please consult your doctor to determine the cause and determination of the need for a treatment and the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can you still workout hard if creatine kinase is high?

Can you still workout hard if creatine kinase is high?

Resolve cause first: High creatine kinase is due to muscle damage. It would be important to determine the cause of muscle damage before working out so that you do not add to the damage. ...Read more

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My creatine kinase level is 465 what does that indicate?

My creatine kinase level is 465 what does that indicate?

CPK: 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

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What is the definition or description of: creatine kinase?

What is the definition or description of: creatine kinase?

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

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What disease has normal white count and hi creatine kinase?

What disease has normal white count and hi creatine kinase?

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

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What does it mena to have an elevated total creatine kinase?

What does it mena to have an elevated total creatine kinase?

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

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My creatine kinase levels were at 56, is this a good reading, what does this mean?

My creatine kinase levels were at 56, is this a good reading, what does this mean?

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

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Normal white count and a high level of creatine kinase. What illness could this indicate?

Normal white count and a high level of creatine kinase. What illness could this indicate?

Maybe none: If you exercise, you ck can be very high -- many times the upper limit of normal. The normal range is for couch potatoes. I'm glad you asked, but no lab test means much in isolation. Best to ask your physician and see what matches with your symptoms and lifestyle. ...Read more

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How to reduce creatine kinase in the blood?

How to reduce creatine kinase in the blood?

Hydrate: Rest and hydration can reduce cpk. It would be advisable to stop the offending drugs! ...Read more

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How to reduce creatine kinase in the blood?

How to reduce creatine kinase in the blood?

Depends on cause: Creatinine kinase is released from injured muscle of all kinds, skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscles, under varying circumstances. The issue would be to determine the cause of the elevation and treat the underlying pathology. ...Read more

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Why would need a serum creatine kinase measurement?

Why would need a serum creatine kinase measurement?

Muscel injury: Ck levels are elevated with muscle injury. All muscles, skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscles release ck on injury. Some drugs and alcohol can also damage muscle and cause high ck. ...Read more

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How to treat high level of creatine kinase due to nerves?

How to treat high level of creatine kinase due to nerves?

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

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Hello doctors, what does a 1530 mean on a creatine kinase test?

Hello doctors, what does a 1530 mean on a creatine kinase test?

Context: If you are a sedentary adult with coronary risk factors and chest pain, you are probably having a myocardial infarction / heart attack. If you are a athletic adult who has just completed a rough strength workout in the gym or a homeowner who has spent the weekend chopping and carrying lumber, you are fine. In my population of physically-active med students, a majority have had elevated ck's. ...Read more

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Creatine kinase vs creatinine, is there a difference between them?

Creatine kinase vs creatinine, is there a difference between them?

Yes: Creatine kinase is a muscle enzyme that is measured to assess heart damage (the mb isoenzyme form) or skeletal muscle damage (the mm isoenzyme). Creatinine is an endogenous peptide, present in everyone, that is cleared by the kidneys and is measured in clinical practice to estimate kidney function. ...Read more

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What could increased creatine kinase and aldolase levels indicate?

What could increased creatine kinase and aldolase levels indicate?

Likely muscle injury: Creatine kinase and aldolase would both be elevated after a muscle injury.
Ck can also be elevated in kidney failure.
Adolase can be sub-classified into a, b and c which helps differentiate from which tissue the high levels came. ...Read more

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Is my level of creatine kinase, total, serum @143 good, range is 24-204?

Is my level of creatine kinase, total, serum @143 good, range is 24-204?

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

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Elevated total creatine kinase with normal isoenzymes. What does this mean?

Elevated total creatine kinase with normal isoenzymes. What does this mean?

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

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My husband has been diagnosed with having to much creatine kinase in his blood. What should we do?

My husband has been diagnosed with having to much creatine kinase in his blood. What should we do?

Keep pumping iron: 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, be proud of yourself and keep doing what you're doing. ...Read more

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I am a 41 yr old female. My serum creatine kinase level is 257.Is there anything to be worried about?

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

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My husband has been diagnosed with having too much creatine kinase in his blood, what does this mean please?

My husband has been diagnosed with having too much creatine kinase in his blood, what does this mean please?

Muscle breakdown: It usually means that there was or is ongoing muscle breakdown of some sort. Ther are many causes of this, but a heart attack, rhabdomyalisis, exercise, blunt force trauma, etc can cause local or systemic breakdown. The lab doesn't say where or what kind. ...Read more

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My creatine kinase total test came back as out of range l at 19 on a reference range of 29 143 u l what is the significance of this?

My creatine kinase total test came back as out of range l at 19 on a reference range of 29 143 u l what is the significance of this?

Healthy: Despite the laboratory's reported parameters, there is no low end for ck - it is perfectly healthy to have a value that is less than the "lower limits of normal" for this test and relates to your size, gender, age, and muscle mass. There aren't any diseases that cause this. ...Read more

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Professional endurance athlete, trains 8+ hrs/day with b12, creatine kinase out of range high normally and gets sick very easily. Recently had epidura?

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

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What supplements would lower creatine kinase levels.?

What supplements would 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

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What does the creatine kinase blood test looking for?

What does the creatine kinase blood test looking for?

Muscle injury: Creatine kinase is present in all types of muscles: skeletal, heart and smooth muscles. Any injury to the muscles will raise the level of this enzyme. Some drugs, e.g., statin can also increase the level. The level cannot be too low. ...Read more

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Should I stop Lipitor (atorvastatin) 10mg since creatine kinase level shot up > 300...I'm 60, male.?

Should I stop Lipitor (atorvastatin) 10mg since creatine kinase level shot up > 300...I'm 60, male.?

Yes: I assume your doctor gave you those results - did he/she have any recommendations? If you have any muscle pain, chest pain, shortness of breath or other worriesome symptoms go to the ER. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Muscle issue: 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.
http://www. Mayomedicallaboratories. Com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/8336 ...Read more

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Is creatine Kinase typically elevated in ALS patients?

Is creatine Kinase typically elevated in ALS patients?

Below: Serum creatine kinase (CK) levels were recorded in 100 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). CK concentrations were elevated in 43% of the patients, with a mean level of 240 U/liter and a range of 59-1, 327 U/liter (male normal less than 95 U/liter, female normal less than 59 U/liter). All patients with elevated CK had muscle weakness. Seven patients were initially misdiagnosed as hav ...Read more