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Can lack of exercise or lack of walking cause rhabdomyolysis?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Typically not

Rhabdomyolyisis is caused by muscle damage, not lack of use.
Lack of use will result in muscle atrophy, but not in the dangers of muscle breakdown.Risk factors include the following: alcoholism, physical injuries, drugs, especially cocaine, amphetamines, statins, heroin, or pcp, heatstroke, low phosphate, severe exertion, etc.

In brief: Typically not

Rhabdomyolyisis is caused by muscle damage, not lack of use.
Lack of use will result in muscle atrophy, but not in the dangers of muscle breakdown.Risk factors include the following: alcoholism, physical injuries, drugs, especially cocaine, amphetamines, statins, heroin, or pcp, heatstroke, low phosphate, severe exertion, etc.
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