Rhabdomyolysis refers to a breakdown of muscle fibers that leads to the release of myoglobin into the blood. Myoglobin is harmful to the body's organs, in particular for kidneys because it breaks down into different dangerous substances.
Many conditions can cause rhabdomyolysis that damage muscles, particularly severe injuries. The most common symptoms include confusion, fever, dehydration, muscle pain (especially in the lower back, shoulders, and tights), brown urine, and no urine output.
This condition can only be diagnosed in the hospital. A doctor performs a physical examination, urine tests, and blood tests to detect rhabdomyolysis. It is treated in the medical facility with special fluids to help your body produce urine and support the kidneys.
If the kidney function is poor and rhabdomyolysis is not treated early, dialysis is necessary. If you have Compartment syndrome, you may need surgery to avoid further complications and severe consequences. Early treatment of this condition significantly increases your chances of quick recovery.
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