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Tang (photo), a 19-year-old university student, ended up at the Emergency Intensive Care Unit after 1000 squats to compete with her best friend during a video call in China

Best friends are both admitted to the hospital after they have challenged each other to do 1000 SQUATS in one go during a video call

  • Student (19) and her best friend took the challenge on July 10 in China
  • She said she took turns squatting in three hours to see who had better endurance
  • Her friend was admitted to hospital and she was in the intensive care emergency department
  • Both were found to have a potentially fatal condition that was caused by muscle injury
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Two best friends in China were both admitted to hospital after they had fought each other to do 1,000 squats in one go.

Tang, 19, said that she and her friend took on the challenge earlier this month during a video interview that lasted about three hours.

A few days later, the two young women were taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a potentially fatal condition caused by muscle injury, Chinese media reported. Tang ended up in the intensive care emergency department.

Tang (photo), a 19-year-old university student, ended up at the Emergency Intensive Care Unit after 1000 squats to compete with her best friend during a video call in China

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Tang (photo), a 19-year-old university student, ended up at the Emergency Intensive Care Unit after 1000 squats to compete with her best friend during a video call in China

According to Chongqing Evening News, Tang is a university student in Chongqing while her best friend lives in Guangdong province.

Tang told the reporter that she and her friend were having a video call on July 10 and they wanted to see which of them had better endurance.

She said they decided to take turns doing squats to find out who could do 1,000.

Tang admitted that she was not in the habit of training and the purpose of the exercise was spontaneous.

It is understood that both have completed the challenge.

The university student said she felt good the first two days after the intense physical session. But on the third day she fell ill.

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& # 39; I didn't feel well once I woke up. First of all, my legs felt sore and sore. What else? I couldn't bend them, & she said to the newspaper.

& # 39; Then I went to the toilet and saw that my urine was as dark as tea, & # 39; she added.

The two friends (not pictured, file photo) took turns taking turns in the intense session to find out who had better endurance. Both of them contracted a potentially fatal condition due to muscle injury

The two friends (not pictured, file photo) took turns taking turns in the intense session to find out who had better endurance. Both of them contracted a potentially fatal condition due to muscle injury

The two friends (not pictured, file photo) took turns taking turns in the intense session to find out who had better endurance. Both of them contracted a potentially fatal condition due to muscle injury

Tang went to a local hospital accompanied by her boyfriend. She claimed that her legs hurt so much that she couldn't even be worn by her boyfriend.

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Finally, she slowly had to move to the hospital alone and appeared to have a serious syndrome caused by muscle injury, known as rhabdomyolysis.

Rhabdomyolysis is a potentially fatal condition that occurs when muscles are injured and release their contents, including a muscle enzyme, into the bloodstream.

Tang was then transferred to Chongqing Emergency Medical Center.

She was treated at the ER before being taken to the intensive care emergency department.

Doctor Li Ning described the condition of Tang: & # 39; The patient's myoglobin level was so high that it exceeded the highest value on the medical device. & # 39;

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Dr. Li said that the normal value of myoglobin – a protein found in muscle cells – should be between 70 and 80, while the Tang figure was higher than 3,833.

The medic added that Tang & # 39; s creatine kinase – an enzyme found in heart muscle, brain tissue, skeletal muscle and other tissues – was more than 11,300 times higher than that of a normal person.

Tang said her best friend was also hospitalized on July 14. She had the same symptoms and got the same condition.

Dr. Li has warned the public not to move excessively, especially if someone is suffering from a cold or a virus infection.

It is said that Tang has largely recovered after being hospitalized for 10 days.

What is rhabdomyolysis and how is it caused by excessive exercise?

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Rhabdomyolysis is a potentially fatal condition that occurs when muscles are injured and release their contents, including a muscle enzyme, into the bloodstream.

The enzyme can damage the kidneys and cause kidney failure and if not treated quickly enough, it can lead to death.

It can occur after a fall or car accident, injury from electric shock, lightning strike, third-degree burns, the use of illegal drugs, sunstroke, bacterial infections or periods of extreme exertion.

The condition has three common symptoms, including muscle swelling, muscle weakness, and dark urine.

Blood tests for creatine kinase, a muscle degradation product and urine tests for myoglobin, a family member of hemoglobin released from damaged muscles, can help diagnose rhabdomyolysis.

Common complications of rhabdomyolysis are very high levels of potassium in the blood, which can lead to an irregular heartbeat or cardiac arrest.

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