Rhabdomyolysis is the breakdown of muscle tissue. It results in the release of a protein, called myoglobin, into the blood. Myoglobin can damage the kidneys.


Symptoms include dark, reddish urine, a decreased amount of urine, muscles aches and weakness.


Receiving fluids through a vein can help flush toxins from the blood. Early treatment reduces the risk of kidney damage. Physical therapy can help strengthen and regain muscle loss.

Last Updated Jun 3, 2023

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