Doc. told me cpk level its 3 times higher than avg. Also said something wrong w/my liver, asked if I had hepatitis shot,I did in military.asked if my muscles are weak, they r little bit. scheduled got more blood work tomorrow. I work out like a mad man, read something about Cortisol hormone elevates from working out, increasing the cpk readings.. Should I be as worried as I am?
Diseases like hypothyroidism, or heavy exercise or drinking alcohol in the recent past before the test can show an abnormally high CPK. Hence this aspect has to be ruled out. If CPK is high, ask your doctor for a CPK isoenzyme test. CPK-1 or CPK-BB is elevated in brain or lung pathology. CPK-MB or CPK-2 in heart pathology and CPK-3 or CPK-MM is elevated if skeletal muscles are the cause (used to differentiate dermatomyositis and polymyositis). Hope this helps. Take care!
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