Rhabdomyolysis Topic Guide
Rhabdomyolysis: Rhabdomyolysis is a condition in which there is damage to the skeletal muscle or muscles of the body. Common causes of rhabdomyolysis include trauma, burns, prolonged immobilization, escessive exercise, medications, drug abuse, other diseases, snake bites, and spider bites. The three main symptoms of rhabdomyolysis are muscle aches, muscle weakness, and darkened urine. Treatment for rhabdomyolysis needs to be prompt as rhabdomyolysis can be a life-threatening condition.
Hyperkalemia (High Blood Potassium) Hyperkalemia is high potassium in the blood. Causes of hyperkalemia include diseases of the kidneys or adrenal glands, or some medications. Symptoms including muscle weakness, fatigue, tingling, or nausea may not appear until levels of potassium are extremely high. Treatment depends on the severity of symptoms.