Overview

Rhabdomyolysis is breakdown of muscle fibers. Muscle breakdown causes the release of myoglobin into the bloodstream. Myoglobin can cause kidney damage. Symptoms include dark urine, muscle weakness, and fatigue. About 26,000 cases of rhabdomyolysi[read article]

Tests for Rhabdomyolysis

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The creatine phosphokinase test measures the amount of creatine phosphokinase (CPK) present in the blood. The test is also known as creatine kinase, CPK test, and C...  More
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A myoglobin urine measurement is a test used to detect the amount of the protein myoglobin in the urine. There are several reasons why this test might be ordered. I...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Enzymes are complex proteins that facilitate chemical changes in every part of the body. Your body needs enzymes to function. The CPK isoenzymes test is a way to me...  More
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Your body converts a form of sugar called glucose into energy. This process requires a number of different steps. One important component in the process is an enzym...  More
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Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs responsible for filtering blood and waste. One method to determine just how well your kidneys are filtering is by measuring ...  More
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Serum myoglobin is a blood test that is used to measure the levels of myoglobin in the bloodstream. Myoglobin is a protein that is commonly found in the heart and s...  More
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A creatinine blood test measures the level of creatinine in the blood. Creatinine is a waste product that forms when creatine breaks down. Creatine is a substance f...  More
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Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) is an enzyme that helps facilitate the process of turning sugar into energy for your cells to use. LDH is present in many kinds of organ...  More
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Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) is an enzyme found in various parts of the body. The highest concentrations are found in muscle, heart, and liver. A small amount o...  More
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A potassium test is used to measure the amount of potassium in your blood. Potassium helps to move waste out of cells and nutrients into cells. This electrolyte is ...  More
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A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes wa...  More
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Whether you're going to see your doctor for a routine checkup or are admitted to the hospital, your doctor needs information about how your body is functioning...  More
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Calcium is an essential mineral your body needs to build strong bones and teeth. It also helps nerves fire and transmit information correctly and plays a vital role...  More
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Medical Procedures for Rhabdomyolysis

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Renal Dialysis
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Maintain Adequate Hydration
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Administration of Intravenous Fluids
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Intravenous Rehydration
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The function of your kidneys is to purify your body by removing waste and excess fluid. Dialysis is a treatment used for people whose kidneys don't work proper...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Rhabdomyolysis

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Fasciotomy
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Prescribed Medications for Rhabdomyolysis

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FUROSEMIDE (fyoor OH se mide) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose salt and excess water from your body. This medicine is used to treat high bloo...  More
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SODIUM BICARBONATE (SOE dee um; bye KAR bon ate) is an antacid. It is used to treat acid indigestion and heartburn caused by too much acid in the stomach.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Rhabdomyolysis

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SODIUM BICARBONATE (SOE dee um; bye KAR bon ate) is an antacid. It is used to treat acid indigestion and heartburn caused by too much acid in the stomach.  More
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Self Care for Rhabdomyolysis

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Dietary Modification
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