The Symptoms, Causes, Prevention and Outlook of Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis is a medical condition that results in rapid muscle deterioration and the leakage of myoglobin into the blood. Myoglobin is the protein within the muscles that stores oxygen. If too much myoglobin is leaked into the blood, it can block the kidney’s filtration system, resulting in kidney failure along with several other grave medical complications. Although it is ordinary for muscles to become sore after exercising, rhabdomyolysis is much more severe.

Information. Every year, there are approximately 26,000 incidents of rhabdomyolysis reported in the US. The majority of individuals with rhabdomyolysis are given fluids intravenously. In some, more serious cases the patient might require hemofiltration or dialysis due to kidney damage.