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Can you still workout hard if creatine kinase is high?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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