Start slow when exercising, medical experts say as rhabdomyolysis cases increase

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SINGAPORE - A number of hospitals here have generally seen an uptick in the number of rhabdomyolysis cases in recent times. 

Singapore General Hospital's (SGH) emergency department saw the average number of monthly exertional rhabdomyolysis - a breakdown of muscle from extreme physical exertion - cases increase from four in 2020 to 10 last year.

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