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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT RHABDOMYOLYSIS, THE POTENTIALLY FATAL CONDITION CAUSED BY EXTREME EXERCISE




Last week, after a series of extreme workouts, three University of Oregon football players were hospitalized, one of them with rhabdomyolysis—or rhabdo for short—a condition in which muscle tissue breaks down so severely that the contents of the muscle fibers leak into the bloodstream and literally clog up your kidneys. It’s as awful as it sounds. Unchecked, it can lead to kidney damage, and in the worst case scenario, death.
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