Advertisement

Rhabdomyolysis is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when damaged muscle tissue breaks down and releases myoglobin into the bloodstream. Too much myoglobin in the blood can lead to kidney damage or kidney failure. Muscle injuries, drug use, certain genetic disorders, alcohol abuse, and some surgical procedures can all cause this condition. A variety of symptoms can point to rhabdomyolysis.

Advertisement

1. Discolored Urine

Discolored urine is a common symptom of rhabdomyolysis. Dark or tea-colored urine is often one of the first signs of a problem. Many people mistakenly believe this indicates blood in the urine, which has its own implications. However, when a person has rhabdomyolysis, it is excess myoglobin, not blood, that causes the discoloration.

Advertisement

More on Facty Health

Disclaimer

This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.