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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Rhabdomyolysis (Overview)

Breakdown of muscle. A pathologic condition that can lead to significant renal and metabolic problems.


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How does rhabdomyolysis cause hyperkalemia?

How does rhabdomyolysis cause hyperkalemia?

Cell Bursting: The majority of your potassium resides inside your cells. When rhadomyolosis (destruction of your muscles) occur, then these cells burst. When these cells burst, the all of the potassium is released into your bloodstream. Now you have hyperkalema. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
84 doctors shared insights

Rhabdomyolysis (Overview)

Breakdown of muscle. A pathologic condition that can lead to significant renal and metabolic problems.


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Does rhabdomyolysis usually cause many symptoms?

Does rhabdomyolysis usually cause many symptoms?

Depends: on the severity of the rhabdomyosis; one may have minimal symptoms to having diffuse muscle pain/weakness. In very severe cases, it could lead to renal failure and can require dialysis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of rhabdomyolysis?

What are the symptoms of rhabdomyolysis?

Muscle pain: Rhabdomyolosis is breakdown of muscle related to extreme exercise , some drugs, high sustained fever, and exercise under extreme heat conditions. Muscle pain weakness can occur . The net result of severe disease is kidney failure. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for rhabdomyolysis?

What do you recommend for rhabdomyolysis?

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

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I was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis and recovered in the hospital. When will i be able to go back to running?

I was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis  and recovered in the hospital. When will i be able to go back to running?

Yes, but....: If you developed rhabdomyolysis from running, you are either pushing too hard or may be experiencing a medication side effect. In either case, you need to discuss further running with your doctor. ...Read more

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What would be the cause of my 27 yo husband being diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis? We went to the local ER because my husband was having trouble with his acid re-flux. While there they had ran a couple of test and found his CPK (?) levels were extremely el

What would be the cause of my 27 yo husband being diagnosed with  rhabdomyolysis? We went to the local ER because my husband was having trouble with his acid re-flux. While there they had ran a couple of test and found his CPK (?) levels were extremely el

If : If the er could not uncover the reason why he went into rhabdomyolysis, then you may never know. I will list some common causes for you, maybe this will help: muscle trauma or crush injury burns(severe) physical torture prolonged lying down prolonged coma severe muscle contractions from seizures cocaine use increased body temperature extreme physical activity drug and alcohol intoxication low electrolytes genetic muscle diseases near drowning low body temperature), medications: most commonly statins, which are used to treat high cholesterol; psychiatric medications, anesthesia medications, HIV medications, colchicine(used for gout) viruses and some bacteria untreated hypothyroidism (low thyroid level) myopathies(muscle diorders) snake venom best of luck. ...Read more

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Is rhabdomyolysis a disqualifier. does anyone know?

Disqualifier?: Please restate your question to let us know what rhabdomyolysis is a "Disqualifier" for a meaningful answer to your question. ...Read more

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Is it true that statin drugs cause rhabdomyolysis more often in people with dystonia?

Is it true that statin drugs cause rhabdomyolysis more often in people with dystonia?

Statins: It is true that some type of muscular disease are more prone to develop rhabdmyalisis. ...Read more

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Can you treat mild rhabdomyolysis on your own?

Can you treat mild rhabdomyolysis on your own?

No: Can you and should you are two different things. You probably could but rhabdo can cause such bad problems (kidney failure) why would you? Get seen, get diagnosed, get IV fluids, and keep yourself hydrated from now on. ...Read more