Intense exercise is one cause of a condition affecting thousands of people.

Thanksgiving and the holiday season are right around the corner. Lots of people will be breaking their diet and exercise routines to enjoy treats and feasting and then ramp things back up for the New Year. Overdoing exercise can lead to a deadly condition as a Texas woman recently learned. Fox News reports that Jennifer Slusher of Corpus Christi visited the emergency room after she experience extreme soreness and swelling after working out her arms. She went to the ER and learned that she had rhabdomyolysis, a rare condition that can lead to kidney failure. It can be caused by trauma like a car accident or intense exercise as well as genetic and chemical causes.

There are roughly 26, 000 cases of rhabdomyolysis in the U.S. each year. You should see your doctor if you exercise often and intensely and experience muscle weakness, muscle aches, and brown - colored urine. Click here to read more about rhabdomyolysis from the American Family Physician website.