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Finding Answers to Low LDH / 150

lactate dehydrogenase deficiency / Low LDH 150

Hello Everyone.

About A year ago I ripped my Right bicep 4 cm, doing nothing more than climbing out of the water after scuba diving into my tender. I am a Dive Master and lift 60 lbs tanks daily and am in good shape. So this was very shocking to me that I did this so easily ...

I had blood tests done just after that and the only thing abnormal was my LDH, Low! at 150.

My GP said don't worry about it.... but I did because I could feel something had changed in my body. I have had many different experiences in life and lived all over the world and at 51 years old, been in ICU twice and so on, I kinda know my body well. I eat a well balanced diet and always have, and I Exercise regularly. always have.

So I took a second blood test about one month or so later just to see if the LDH read of 150 had changed, It Had not.

now refereed to specialist and they are still testing.... with no luck

I always feel tied. I am semi retired and live mostly on my boat in the Caribbean, so I can sleep more than normal.... but it sucks sleeping 12-14 hours a day....

I have to be careful about how I use my body for lifting and moving weights..

I was getting on my bicycle about a month ago to run my dog for a few miles and slipped off the pedal, saved my self with my arms on the handle bars..... now I have damaged my right shoulder. It is taking much longer than normal for the mussel tissue to recover as well.

I have also as of late started to have a lot of pain in random places.

If anyone has any information on what will help with Low LDH, I would welcome any thing to help greatly.

Thank you for your time

Mark Hatter

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Hi Gettingold51....51 is not old but I gather your body is saying differently....Not sure what LDH/150 means so I cannot comment on that. It is the trauma with your bicep that makes me wonder if it could have triggered Fibro....I am sorry I cannot be more helpful but if you look on our mother site you will find further information which could help. I wish you all the best and do you need a cook on your Caribbean boat?????

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Lactate dehydrogenase deficiency is a condition that affects how the body breaks down sugar to use as energy in cells, primarily muscle cells.

There are two types of this condition: lactate dehydrogenase-A deficiency (sometimes called glycogen storage disease XI) and lactate dehydrogenase-B deficiency.

People with lactate dehydrogenase-A deficiency experience fatigue, muscle pain, and cramps during exercise (exercise intolerance). In some people with lactate dehydrogenase-A deficiency, high-intensity exercise or other strenuous activity leads to the breakdown of muscle tissue (rhabdomyolysis). The destruction of muscle tissue releases a protein called myoglobin, which is processed by the kidneys and released in the urine (myoglobinuria). Myoglobin causes the urine to be red or brown. This protein can also damage the kidneys, in some cases leading to life-threatening kidney failure. Some people with lactate dehydrogenase-A deficiency develop skin rashes. The severity of the signs and symptoms among individuals with lactate dehydrogenase-A deficiency varies greatly.

People with lactate dehydrogenase-B deficiency typically do not have any signs or symptoms of the condition. They do not have difficulty with physical activity or any specific physical features related to the condition. Affected individuals are usually discovered only when routine blood tests reveal reduced lactate dehydrogenase activity.

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Hi Gettingold51

I am so genuinely sorry to read this and below I have pasted some links and excerpts that I sincerely hope will help you:

I have pasted you a link to a previous post asking this question. One of the replies to this post says: *Low and normal levels of LDH do not usually indicate a problem. Low levels are sometimes seen when a patient ingests large amounts of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)

*HealthUnlocked - FMA UK:

**LDH Test Labs: Peer Reviewed / Non-Commerical / Patient Centered:

**What does the test result mean?

Looking for reference ranges?

Elevated levels of LDH and changes in the ratio of the LDH isoenzymes usually indicate some type of tissue damage. Usually LDH levels will rise as the cellular destruction begins, peak after some time period, and then begin to fall. For instance, when someone has a heart attack, blood levels of total LDH will rise within 24 to 48 hours, peak in 2 to 3 days, and return to normal in 10 to 14 days. LDH levels are elevated in many other conditions reflecting its widespread tissue distribution.

I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck, and please take care of yourself.

All my hopes and dreams for you



Thank you for the info and time.

I have discovered that Aspiren seems to help best with the pain.

I have tried many different things including diet and so on

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Good luck my friend :)


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