Are elevated levels of creatinine kinase a cause for concern?
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Elevated levels of Creatinine kinase is related to muscle damage.
-do you have any other symptoms? Chest pain, muscle weakness, for instance?
-any history of of injury/trauma?
-any other medical problems?medications?
-did the lab mention any components of Creatinine kinase (CK-BB or CK-MB)
Creatinine is a substance found in muscles and tissue including those of heart & brain.
Anything that causes damage to these muscles or tissues releases this Creatinine and the enzyme that metabolizes this (Creatinine kinase) is also concurrently elevated.
This is filtered out by the kidney.
I recommend -
- extra Hydration (if it is not contraindicated by any health issues you may have- certain heart diseases, for instance)
-treatment as advised by your doctor based on your other symptoms and clinical findings.
The mainstay of treatment is to prevent further muscle damage and to treat the underlying cause of damage.
Hope this helps.
Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with. Get back to me with the answers to the above questions.
Wish you good health.
Dr. Shuba Hariprasad
It is possible
Thank you for the follow up.
A series of Creatinine kinase (CK) levels (showing an increasing trend) is more reliable than one value to indicate an ongoing muscle damage.
On the other hand this value definitely suggests muscle damage, exactly where in the body and when it occurred (or still occurring) , we would have to investigate.
Accidents and trauma can definitely cause muscle damage and elevated CK levels but if it happened more than a month or so ago, the values shouldn't be so high.
Yes, amlodipine may cause this as a side effect but it is extremely rare and has found to occur when used in combination with other medications like atorvastatin (lipid lowering drugs).
I doubt that amlodipine is the culprit but please mention it to her doctor, just to be sure
I recommend :
-that a follow up value of Creatinine kinase be done to check for an increasing or decreasing trend.
-look for underlying causes of the muscle damagedamage, including trauma related injury
-ensure proper Hydration to wash the kidneys by aiding dilution.
-establish the reason for multiple accidents - any brain related issues (like stroke, muscle weakness, neurological problems, seizures)
Hope I've answered your queries.
Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.
Best wishes to both of you
Dr. Shuba Hariprasad
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