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What is the cause of muscle cramp or muscle fatigue?

A: Having had ''charley horse'' cramps since I was quite young I have looked for answers to this question for years. I found out that there are two things that are believed to cause muscle cramps. Low potassium is one and dehydration is the other. I read this in several web sites and/or medical ''lifestyle-type'' books. I''ve been told it is necessary to eat a banana(a good source of potassium) every day. As for water( I read this on line)- I found that if I drink about 12- 20 ounces of water several times a day-I don''t have cramps AND generally feel better anyway! Although I have never read about this, I personally...


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What causes a muscle Cramp in the Foot?

A: There are many different factors that can cause a muscle cramp in the foot. These painful spasms may affect a single muscle or an entire group and typically occur at the arch and toes. A muscle cramp in the foot may be brought on by external factors such as a sedentary lifestyle or strenuous exercise. Internal factors such as poor circulation or an electrolyte imbalance may also be responsible for a muscle cramp in the foot. There are several measures that can be taken to relieve or prevent a muscle cramp in the foot including stretching and hydration.. A muscle cramp in the foot is an involuntary spasm that may only last a few minutes or...


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What Are The causes of Leg cramps?

A: If your potassium level is too low you will be prone to leg cramps. Too much exercise when you''re not used to it can do the same. If you stretch your muscles the wrong way they can cramp. causes of leg cramps include: Low levels of minerals such as Potassium, vitamins such as Vitamin D and over-exercise syndrome. Many medications also include leg cramps as a side effect. Statins are particularly well-known for this undesirable side effect. While increased activity or muscle stress can cause leg cramps, most generally the cause is a lack of...


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What Are The causes of Leg cramps?

A: If your potassium level is too low you will be prone to leg cramps. Too much exercise when you''re not used to it can do the same. If you stretch your muscles the wrong way they can cramp. causes of leg cramps include: Low levels of minerals such as Potassium, vitamins such as Vitamin D and over-exercise syndrome. Many medications also include leg cramps as a side effect. Statins are particularly well-known for this undesirable side effect. While increased activity or muscle stress can cause leg cramps, most generally the cause is a lack of...


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How to get rid of muscle cramps

A: Hello idarodriquez Thank you for sharing your problem with us here at dLife. What medicines are you on? If you are on diurectics (water pills) you may be losing potassium and need to take a supplement. Your doctor needs to know you are experiencing this symptom so he can prescribe the proper supplement to correct the imbalance of potassium if that is the cause of your cramps. Another possibility is a side effect that sometimes happens when taking a statin medication to lower your cholesterol. Another possibility that may be causing this symptom is poor circulation in your legs . This is symtom is called claudication and can indicate a very serious decrease in circulation in the legs that can lead to the formation

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How to get rid of muscle cramps?

A: muscle cramps are often a sign of poor circulation. Try massaging the calf, (hell, why not your entire leg), if it becomes a persistant problem go to the doctors to seek advice. My Dad has to where special socks at night now to help with muscle cramps. Make sure that when you are about to partake in any exercise you do a proper warm up and cool down afterwards. Not enough people bother and it would really cut down on the number of sports related injuries. muscle cream and asperin should help the pain for now. Eat foods with potasium or take potasium supplaments. They should prevent most mussle...


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Cause of leg cramp?

A: the reason is not known, but I am sure Nocturnal leg cramps is different from accumulation of latic acid probably heredity, probably nerves disorder that cause sudden involuntary actions. usually involuntary actions are beneficial or cause no harm to body, but for this, I have no idea as it caused an impact. maybe this is one of the character of homo sapien: evolution there are many different reasons that you might have a leg cramp. #1, you exercised before stretching properly. #2, you pulled a muscle. #3, you have a charly horse. or #4, you dont eat enough bananas! hope i helped. There''s different reasons. It could be growing pains, or that you don''t exercise...


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Can levothroid cause leg muscle cramps and general body aches? I started taking it about 10 weeks?

A: Yes. Levothroid (levothyroxine) can cause these side effects. If the cramps are really bothersome please see your doctor. If you have muscle weakness then definitely see your doctor. http://www.drugs.com/sfx/levothroid-side-effects.html it can cause this but I have found in another article that says it is important to get the proper dose adjusted I would believe this comes from laboratory evaluations since lab work tells if it is working and if you have the proper dosage or if you are getting too much please double check with your doctor if you are having these side effects just to be safe it may take time but I would rather be cautious caringsonbj I have the leg cramps and legs are swelling real bad. I was told the...


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Could drinking red and white wine on a daily basis be a cause of leg cramps?

A: Leg cramps often have unknown causes. Sometimes they can be seen in patients with the following disease conditions, including Addison''s disease, cirrhosis, type 2 diabetes, hypothyroidism, chronic kidney failure, Parkinson''s disease, and peripheral artery disease. They can also be seen in patients taking certain medications, including blood pressure medications, diuretics and birth control pills. Leg cramps may also occur in patients with alcoholism, dehydration, diarrhea, imbalanced electrolytes, flat feet, gastric bypass surgery, muscle fatigue and second trimester pregnancy. A review of medical literature did not discover information...


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Many causes of abdominal cramping and back muscle twisting

A: Abdominal cramping and muscle twisting towards the back can be seen in a number of conditions. You have undergone several investigations. Please go through this and see if something was missed. Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, infection in a kidney, kidney stones, and constipation can all cause the symptoms you described. If you can feel the pain in the flank area then kidney pathology should be ruled out. In women, other causes can be ovary involvement as in cysts, ectopic pregnancy (ruled out as you have had the pain for a long time), or endometriosis. Low oxygen supply to the mesentery of the intestine and an aortic aneurysm can also cause a similar pain and soreness. Discuss these...
 
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