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What Causes Elevated Creatinine Kinase
Damage to muscle: The correct term is creatine kinase (ck). Creatinine is something else. Useful to know: most "muscle" weakness is actually caused by nerve, not muscle, malfunction. True muscle weakess: myocytes (muscle cells) contain lots of the enzyme ck. Low levels are found in blood normally. Damage to myocyte cell membranes from a variety of causes causes leakage of ck into the blood. Recovery->normalization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a blood value for creatinine kinase of 298 u/l. Is that unhealthy or is it normal when doing workouts a few times a week?
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
Bun is 28, creatinine 1.16. Egfr 61. Healthy 35 yr old caucasian female. Only problem is benign fasciculations x1 year. Normal creat kinase. Why?
Stop worrying: I am going to assume that you feel well and are asking why your estimated GFR is lowish and your BUN a bit high. I like to eat protein and my BUN is always high. Are you athletic? When i was lifting daily my creatinine was 1.6-1.7; or a Motrin tablet or minimal kidney disease may be raising yours. I suggest repeat in a year and stop fretting over a number in the meantime. ...Read more
Hi i had a blood test done and my creatinine kinase was at 235grams/litre and albumin 54grams/litre. nil heart ischema. curious to other probabilit?
Collar bone pain, swelling. X-ray, CT scan nl. Labs for sed rate, cpk, creatinine kinase, CBC all nl. Pcp, pain dr stumped. Any ideas or suggestions?
Do you lift weights?: If you lift weights (benchpress), that might be the culprit. The muscles and ligaments that attach to the collarbone are shown in the diagram. If your pain is at one of these places, you likely have a strain from lifting. If you've fallen on your outstretched arm, the same thing can happen. Also, ask your doctor about osteonecrosis (dying bone due to lack of blood supply). Hope that helps! ...Read more
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
May be cause/effect.: Unlikely for sertraline to affect muscle directly, but exercise, especially weight lifting can clearly result in slight elevation of muscle enzymes, and not fully clear from your description extent of elevation or your approach to exercise. These are not uncommon issues, and typically are of little consequence. But if you are also losing strength and stamina, consider changing your meds. ...Read more
Yes: The level of rise would depend on the amount of damage to the myocardial cells. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
If you are otherwise: fit. An elevated creatine kinase, per se, is not contraindication to blood donation. However, there are a number of other screening issues that need to be satisfied before you may donate blood. I applaud your devotion to civic duty. Consult this site for more info (scroll down to see the questionnaire). ...Read more
Depends on cause : CPK levels are elevated due to injury to the muscles, it gets elevated with myocardial injury during heart attack and injury to the sleletal muscles as well.So it depends how much damage to the muscles is and the cause of the damage and responce to treatment of the underlying condition it can take from few days to several days. ...Read more
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