Rhabdomyolysis Symptoms and Causes (cont.)
The most common symptoms of rhabdomyolysis include:
The muscle damage causes inflammation leading to tenderness, swelling, and weakness of the affected muscles. The dark urine color is due to myoglobin being excreted in the urine by the kidney as it tries to rid the body of the muscle breakdown products.
Symptoms related to the expected complications of rhabdomyolysis include:
Contact your doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department if more serious symptoms and signs of rhabdomyolysis occur such as:
So what's the take away message?
It is strange that 13 players would get sick at one time. There are always lessons to be learned about the body.
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REFERENCE: abcnews.go.com. Thirteen University of Iowa Football Players Hospitalized.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/29/2014
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