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What do you recommend for rhabdomyolysis?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tarek Nashawi
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
5 doctors agree

In brief: No recommendations

Rhabdo should have a cause and the cause should be identified then treatment will be tailored to the cause.
Close follow up is very improtant depending on how bad the rhabdo is. Hosptilization might be required sometimes.

In brief: No recommendations

Rhabdo should have a cause and the cause should be identified then treatment will be tailored to the cause.
Close follow up is very improtant depending on how bad the rhabdo is. Hosptilization might be required sometimes.
Dr. Tarek Nashawi
Dr. Tarek Nashawi
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Dr. Victoria Bellot
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree

In brief: Urgent evaluation

Rhabdomyolysis means that there was some damage to muscle fibers causing them to break down.
Myoglobin which is a protein present in muscle then leaks into the blood. The myoglobin enters the kidney and can cause rapid onset kidney failure. Depending on the degree of rhabdomyolysis, measured by the CPK level, you may need hospital admission and IV fluid hydration. Speak to your doctor right away.

In brief: Urgent evaluation

Rhabdomyolysis means that there was some damage to muscle fibers causing them to break down.
Myoglobin which is a protein present in muscle then leaks into the blood. The myoglobin enters the kidney and can cause rapid onset kidney failure. Depending on the degree of rhabdomyolysis, measured by the CPK level, you may need hospital admission and IV fluid hydration. Speak to your doctor right away.
Dr. Victoria Bellot
Dr. Victoria Bellot
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Dr. Brenda Garland
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rest,IV fluids,bicar

Rest, generous hydration with sodium chloride, consider adding sodium bicarbonate to the IV fluids if moderate-severe.
Dvt prophylaxsis during the down time. Monitoring of urine output and urine pH are recommended. Regular measurements of serum sodium, bun/creatinine and potassium are necessary.

In brief: Rest,IV fluids,bicar

Rest, generous hydration with sodium chloride, consider adding sodium bicarbonate to the IV fluids if moderate-severe.
Dvt prophylaxsis during the down time. Monitoring of urine output and urine pH are recommended. Regular measurements of serum sodium, bun/creatinine and potassium are necessary.
Dr. Brenda Garland
Dr. Brenda Garland
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Dr. Terry Woodard
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: IV Fluids

Rhabdomyolysis is a potentially very serious condition that should be treated in hospital with IV fluids containing a high concentration of sodium bicarbonate with monitoring of the urine ph, as well as the serum chemistries and kidney function.
Multiple complications can occur, but may be avoided with rapid and appropriate therapy.

In brief: IV Fluids

Rhabdomyolysis is a potentially very serious condition that should be treated in hospital with IV fluids containing a high concentration of sodium bicarbonate with monitoring of the urine ph, as well as the serum chemistries and kidney function.
Multiple complications can occur, but may be avoided with rapid and appropriate therapy.
Dr. Terry Woodard
Dr. Terry Woodard
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Prevention?

Drink lots of water. Do not do strenuous exercise.
Avoid hot humid temperatures. Avoid working directly under hot sun.

In brief: Prevention?

Drink lots of water. Do not do strenuous exercise.
Avoid hot humid temperatures. Avoid working directly under hot sun.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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