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Rhabdomyolysis

June 13, 2013

RhabdomyolysisRhabdomyolysis is a serious problem caused due to an immediate or oblique muscular damage. It results from breakdown of muscular tissues and release of their material into the bloodstream. This can cause many problems such as kidney (renal) failing. This happens when the kidney system cannot remove the waste and concentrated urine. In unusual situations, rhabdomyolysis can even cause loss of life. However, an immediate treatment often delivers a good result.

There are three different kinds of muscular in an individual body:

  • Smooth muscle,
  • Skeletal muscle, and
  • Heart muscle

Rhabdomyolysis Causes:

There are many causes of rhabdomyolysis. The most typical causes include:

  • The use of liquor or unlawful medication such as cocaine or amphetamines.
  • Excessive muscular stress, especially in someone who is an inexperienced sportsman. This can happen in elite athletes too, however. And it can be more risky if there is more muscular to break down.
  • Crush damage such as from an auto incident, drop or building collapse.
  • Long-lasting muscular pressure such as that due to relaxing subconscious on a hard area during sickness or while under the impact of liquor or medication.
  • The use of drugs such as corticosteroids or statins, especially when given in high doses.

Rhabdomyolysis Signs and Symptoms:

The following are common symptoms of rhabdomyolysis:

  • Painful, swollen, bruised or soft areas of the body
  • Muscular weak point or trouble in moving hands or legs
  • Common emotions of illness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • High temperature or lack of consciousness
  • Dark-colored urine; decreased or no urine output

Early complications of rhabdomyolysis include very high levels of potassium in the blood. This can cause an irregular pulse rate or heart attack. About one in four also develop issues with the liver organ. Later, rhabdomyolysis can also lead to renal failing. This occurs in about 15% of sufferers. A condition called compartment syndrome may also occur either early or later. This serious compression of nerve fibres, veins, and muscles can cause injury and issues with blood circulation.

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