Consequences of High CPK Test and its Herbal Treatment


CPK test stands for Creatine phosphokinase test, which is performed for determining the levels of creatine phosphokinase enzyme in the blood. This enzyme is released due to increased muscle contraction which further enters into peripheral blood mainly in muscular dystrophy. CPK is also known as CK or creatine kinase which catalyses the transformation of creatine and utilizes adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to produce adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and phosphocreatine (PCr). We can say that creatine kinase is an enzyme playing a crucial role in increasing the conversion rate of phosphocreatine into ATP (adenosine triphosphate). In this article, we will study about the CPK enzyme and how to treat increased levels of CPK enzyme.

Creatine Phosphokinase Enzyme Test (CPK Test)

Creatine phosphokinase enzyme is very essential as it indicates the process capability. Process capability termed as the comparison between output of an uncontrollable process such as muscle contraction to the specified limits. Initially it is the prediction of the ability of a process to meet the specified limits. In muscular dystrophy or in muscle related disorders a specific isoenzyme of creatine phosphokinase is tested for its values. CPK is elevated during a heart attack, in muscular diseases, in brain related disorders and also in lung diseases. There are basically three isoenzymes that represent the brain, lungs, skeletal muscles and cardiac muscles.

Creatine Phosphokinase Enzyme Test

Significance of CPK Test

CPK test is very helpful in detecting CPK enzymes which are present in the brain, heart and skeletal muscles. The increased levels of CPK indicate stress or injury to the brain, heart or muscle tissues. When a muscle is spoiled, CPK gets leaked into the bloodstream. So, detecting increased CPK level is helpful in determining tissue injuries at early stages.

This test is also used in

  1. Diagnosing heart attack
  2. Detecting cause of chest pain
  3. Determining the extent of muscle damage
  4. Detecting polymyositis, dermatomyositis and other muscle disorders
  5. Finding the difference between postoperative infection and malignant hyperthermia

The timing and pattern of an increase or decrease in levels of CPK is very essential in making a diagnosis. This is particularly appropriate if a heart attack is suspicious.In many cases, CPK test is performed along with other tests to diagnose heart attack or muscle injury.

Normal Value

The normal CPK test values are

  1. 10 to 120 micrograms per liter (mcg/L)

Normal value of the CPK test may slightly vary according to the laboratories. As some laboratories use distinct measurements or different testing methods.

How to Perform CPK Test?

To perform the CPK test, a blood sample is taken from the vein of the patient by a procedure known as venipuncture. This test can be repeated over 2 to 3 days if the patient is admitted in the hospital.

What Abnormal Results Mean?

High levels of CPK may be seen in the reports of the patients who have

  1. Electric shock
  2. Brain injury or stroke
  3. Convulsions
  4. Heart attack
  5. Electric shock
  6. Dermatomyositis or polymyositis
  7. Delirium tremens
  8. Rhabdomyolysis
  9. Myopathy
  10. Muscular dystrophies
  11. Lung tissue death
  12. Inflammation of the heart muscle

Some other conditions which may show positive test results are

  1. Hyperthyroidism
  2. Hypothyroidism
  3. Pericarditis following a heart attack


Risks correlated with having blood drawn are modest but may consists of

  1. Excessive bleeding
  2. Infection (risk of skin brokerage)
  3. Hematoma (blood accumulating beneath the skin)
  4. Fainting or feeling lightheaded


Increased CPK levels in the blood can be easily controlled by taking the treatment from Ayurveda system of medicines. In Ayurveda, all medicines are prepared with extracts of herbs obtained from nature. Thus, they are very effective and treat the root cause of the disease. To help the patients having increased levels of CPK, Planet Ayurveda formulated some remedies by using standardized extract of herbs under the guidance of expert M.D. Ayurvedic doctors who strongly resist the use of any preservative, chemical, color, binder, starch, flavor or any artificial substance in manufacturing medicines. Thus, all the medicines are 100 percent pure, natural and can be consumed by any person of any age. Take a look at these wonderful herbal remedies.

Creatine Phosphokinase Enzyme Test

Creatine Phosphokinase Enzyme Test

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda

  1. Arjuna Capsules
  2. Boswellia Curcumin
  3. Neurogin Capsules
  4. Kaishore Guggul
  5. Navkarshik Churna

Product Description

1. Arjuna capsules

Planet Ayurveda prepared Arjuna capsules by using high quality extract of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) herb. This herb is very beneficial in preventing numerous heart diseases, providing strength and tone to the cardiac muscles and maintaining normal blood pressure levels. These capsules ensure proper functioning of the heart.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with normal water after meals.

2. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia Curcumin capsules by Planet Ayurveda are made up with the pure extracts of two herbs Boswellia (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). These herbs are known for their use in treatment of multiple diseases as they contain antimicrobial, anti bacterial, analgesic anti microbial, anti bacterial, analgesic properties. These herbs work in a synergistic manner to improve overall health and reduce the damage caused by free radicals present in the body.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with normal water after meals.

3. Neurogin Capsules

High quality extracts of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) in formulating Neurogin capsules in the house of Planet Ayurveda. These capsules are very helpful in treatment of nerve damage and deficiency of biotin.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with normal water after meals.

4. Kaishore Guggul

It is a classical herbal formulation advantageous in dealing inflammatory conditions, purification of blood, excreting toxins from the body and providing relief from pain. Kaishore Guggul capsules of Planet Ayurveda act as antioxidants and also as analgesics. Regular consumption of these capsules improves overall health by preventing a variety of diseases.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with normal water after meals.

5. Navkarshik Churna

It is a blend mixture of nine herbs such

  • Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Bahera (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa) and many others

This churna is very beneficial for bone health, digestive health, joint health, metabolic health and enhances the immune system.

Dosage:– 1 teaspoonful twice daily after meals with plain water in the evening.

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Normal CPK levels in the blood are required by the body for performing daily activities properly. The increased CPK levels can cause tissue damage and interfere with the normal functioning of the specified muscles or organs. But there is no need to be anxious, you can easily maintain normal CPK levels by consuming above mentioned herbal remedies. These remedies will boost your health by keeping you natural and without showing any side-effects.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Read More

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