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.

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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...
Absolutely. 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...

What disease has normal white count and hi creatine kinase?

Muscle issues/MI. The main possibility to be concerned about is myocardial infarction. The ck-mb fraction would be particularly elevated here. This would fit with a total picture, like chest pain, etc.. Other reasons for total creatine kinase elevation include im (intramuscular) injection, heavy exercise, and skeletal muscle trauma. Read more...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...