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Hi. I am suffering with high CPK I.e. Arround 355, earlier it was 266 before 2 month and that time I was taking tablets for high bp and lowering cholesterol..as suggested by my doctor I have stop the tablet of lowering cholesterol..but still my cpk is inc

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: CPK made by heart &

skeletal muscle + brain cells.
Each CPK has 2 components: MM, MB or BB. Skeletal muscle ~95% MM, 5% MB; heart muscle ~20% MB, thus ratios used to distinguish muscles leaking CPK at increased rates into water outside cells (which labs measures). Elevated CPK unlikely related to cholesterol or agents; more likely related to skeletal muscle problems, e.g. autoimmune disease? Test enzyme ratios clues.

In brief: CPK made by heart &

skeletal muscle + brain cells.
Each CPK has 2 components: MM, MB or BB. Skeletal muscle ~95% MM, 5% MB; heart muscle ~20% MB, thus ratios used to distinguish muscles leaking CPK at increased rates into water outside cells (which labs measures). Elevated CPK unlikely related to cholesterol or agents; more likely related to skeletal muscle problems, e.g. autoimmune disease? Test enzyme ratios clues.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
While the values you mention are not normal (normal concentrations typically well under 100 μg/L) yet can temporarily ↑ with exercise or muscle injuries. Since skeletal muscle cell mass greatly exceeds heart & brain cell mass, most elevations are likely related to skeletal muscle. If you do not have symptoms & the elevations are temporary, these values may not reflect serious health problems.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: May be normal

i see that you are a fairly young man, and if you are exercising, this may well be normal for you.
How do you FEEL?

In brief: May be normal

i see that you are a fairly young man, and if you are exercising, this may well be normal for you.
How do you FEEL?
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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