What is rhabdomyolysis?
Most of the muscles in the human body are striated muscles. The muscle fibres of the striated muscles are shown as alternating, light-and dark-coloured horizontal stripes. In general, striated muscles are attached to the bones and allow us to control the activities of different parts of the limbs. Rhabdomyolysis refers to the dissolution of skeletal muscle fibres, which causes the release of myoglobin in muscle cells into the body's blood circulation. As these substances will eventually be excreted in urine through the kidneys, a common symptom is tea-coloured urine. When a large number of striated muscle cells are dissolved and result in a massive release of these substances into the blood, there can be chances of arrhythmia and acute renal failure. In severe situations, the condition can be fatal. Hence, this disease must not be neglected.