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I have just had full blood test and have a CK reading of 4192.

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I have just had full blood test and have a CK reading of 4192. I realise this is extremely high and my understanding is the it should be max 140. I have not had a heart attack nor suffer from heart problems. I did do a huge amount of exercise last week at the gym for 5 consecutive days - could this have affected it? I am 53, female and worried...
Hi there,This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.Yes exercises can cause muscle breakdown and elevated CK level.Given such a high level, there can be the risk of rhabdomyolysis.This is the excessive muscle breakdown which can cause wide spread muscle pain, kidney failure.Drinking adequate fluids, avoidance of physical exertion are recommended to lower C level.Also any medication affecting muscle enzymes namely, statins should be avoided for now.CK level should be checked every week at least till it drops significantly over time.Kidney function also should be checked.Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the smiley faces) under this chat box only.Please bookmark my profile for asking further questions!This is the link to my profile:
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