• Linda Murgo Linda Murgo
    July 29, 2009
    What does an elevated CPK test mean?
    Linda Murgo Linda Murgo
    July 29, 2009

    I have a high CPK level. What does this mean? I also have fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis.

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    July 30, 2009
    Cort
    Health Guide
    July 30, 2009

    CPK or creatine phosphokinase is an enzyme released when a muscles are damaged. It can be high in several disorders including hypothyroidism, heart problems, a muscle disease called rhabdomyolysis, stroke, kidney disease, inflammation, etc. - there's quite a few. Given that, it's hard to tell just what your high level means. You'll have to check with your doctor to find out exactly what its telling you. 

    Here are some links that you might find useful as you learn more about this:

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    Stress Quiz

     

     


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  • jerry June 30, 2010
    jerry
    June 30, 2010

    I just had a blood work up since my crestor had been raised . My CPK was over 600. What does that mean and what is normal?

     

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