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Remedies For Elevated Cpk
Cpk: If cpk. Is elevated due to calf muscle injury, there is no specific treatment to hasten healing. How much muscle rest is appropriate is debatable. ...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
Is DMD curable in infants ? 2.5 year old boy total CPK is 13000+ . Which type of treatment helpful for him ? Can he live normal life ? He can walk.
Clinical context: If you've had an injury to the muscle of your chest / thighs, you creatine kinase is likely to go way up -- even if it's just a deep muscle bruise. Your physician has ways of spotting heart damage which needs more aggressive treatment. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle or heart : CPK can be released from damaged or inflamed muscles, including the heart muscle. Some muscle diseases that cause weakness and pain in the muscles can elevate cpk, as can any muscle injury (including an injection into the muscle). Heart attacks and other heart muscle injury or inflammation can also raise the cpk. There are tests to determine the source of the cpk. ("fractionation" of cpk). ...Read more
I have lost strength on my body due to CPK elevated and it been like these for four weeks now..What to do?
What would be some reasons for elevated sed and CPK along with low iron count? Should i be concerned?
Yes: If "low iron count" is a pop term for anemia (low hemoglobin / hematocrit) and/or serum iron itself is low, this is always worrisome and your physician must either continue working you up or give you an explanation and suggested treatment. If you are having muscle pain, an elevated CPK would confirm but not prove a clinical impression of a myositis / rhabdomyolysis & lead to workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle enzyme: CPK elevations are seen in muscle disease, acute cardiac events, muscle trauma (rhabdomyolysis) but also, in weight lifters, and marathon runners. So, can be rather serious or benign. Perhaps, a severe localized cramp could cause enough muscle trauma to raise the level modestly, but, if significantly up, need to test further and uncover the etiology. ...Read more