Mom hospitalized after workout; diagnosed with rhabdomyalysis


WILL:A TOUGH WORKOUT SENT A CEDAR PARK MOM TO THE HOSPITAL. ER DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE TREATING IT… AND TRAINERS ARE MAKING SURE THEY’RE LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT SIGNS. KXAN’S AREZOW DOOST SHARES WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR NEXT WORK-OUT. “I KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG I KNEW I DIDNâ(tm)T JUST HAVE SORE MUSCLES IT WAS DIFFERENT.” KRISTI WATTS SAYS SHE NEVER IMAGINED RUSHING TO THE ER AFTER EXERCISING.”…50 PULL-UPS 100 PUSH-UPS AND 150 SQUATS.”THE MOM OF 3 HAD JUST WRAPPED UP A CROSSFIT WORKOUT BACK IN APRIL.”I WALKED AWAY FEELING OK. I WAS A LITTLE BIT SORE ON SATURDAY, BUT I ENDED UP DOING A 90 MINUTE WORKOUT AT ORANGE THEORY ON THAT SUNDAY.”AFTER THAT… WATTS SAYS SHE COULDN’T EVEN LIFT HER ARMS.SHE WENT TO GO SEE A DOCTOR AND PUSHED FOR A BLOOD TEST.HER HUSBAND FEARED IT WAS RHABDOMYOLYSIS OR RHABDOâ| A POTENTIALLY DEADLY CONDITION. IT CAUSES THE BREAKDOWN OF MUSCLE TISSUE… RELEASING A DAMAGING PROTEIN INTO THE BLOOD AND POSSIBLY DAMAGING THE KIDNEYS. “I FELT HORRIBLE… 8 Oâ(tm)CLOCK THAT NIGHT I GET A PHONE CALL FROM THE LAB AND THEY SAID GET TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM IMMEDIATELY.”SHE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR 3 DAYS.AT CROSSFIT CEDAR PARK… DAVID TILLMAN KNOWS ABOUT RHABDO AND WHAT TO LOOK FOR. “WE DONâ(tm)T JUST SAY HEY YOU HAVE A DONE ANY PULL UPS IN THE MONTH YOUâ(tm)RE GOING TO DO 100 LIKE THAT SHOULDNâ(tm)T BE THE CASE.”HE SAYS IT’S IMPORTANT TO SCALE BACK ON THE EXERCISES IF YOU NEED TO… AND STAY HYDRATED. “WE REALLY TRY TO ADJUST IT TO WHATEVER LEVEL THAT WE CAN AND RAMP IT UP AND WE ALWAYS PREACH HYDRATION.”IT TOOK KRISTI WATTS SEVERAL WEEKS TO FULLY RECOVER.”I DONâ(tm)T DO HIGH REPS PERIOD…””IT’S REALLY ABOUT FOR ME STOPPING WHEN IT FEELS LIKE ITâ(tm)S TOO MUCH.” AREZOW DOOST, KXAN NEWS. WILL: SOME SYMPTOMS TO WATCH OUT FOR ARE…MUSCLE ACHES… WEAKNESS…AND DARK URINE.WILL: THAT IS THE SAME CONDITION THAT SENT DEVON CONEY TO THE HOSPITAL…WHILE TRAINING AS A CADET FOR THE AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT.HE DIED SHORTLY THEREAFTER.A SECOND CADET WAS ALSO SENT TO THE HOSPITAL LESS THAN AN HOUR INTO TRAINING. A-F-D CONFIRMED BOTH WERE FOR RHABDOMYOLYSIS.IN AUGUST – A KXAN INVESTIGATION DISCOVERED 9 AFD CADETS HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT SINCE 2013.FIVE WERE FOR THE SAME CONDITION.THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH IS TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT AUSTIN’S TRAINING ACADEMY.THEY’LL BE MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS TO

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