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what are muscle cramps and why do they occur?

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what are muscle cramps and why do they occur?

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what causes muscle cramps, and is there any way to stop them?

A: Nobody really knows what causes muscle cramps but some researchers believe that they are caused by overexcercise, intense heat,dehydration, or electrolite depletion. You cant really stop them but when they occur stretching the muscle will help. Also stretching before any exercise and plenty of water helps too. staying hydrated and Potassium will help. Bananas are a good source of Potassium. lack of salt or bad circulation always exercise and rub with analgesic cream They are caused by a buildup of lactic acid as a result of not enough oxygen getting to the muscle cells. The cells then need to use alternate methods to...


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what Causes muscle cramps?

A: muscle cramps are painful spasms of muscles that can occur anywhere in the body. People think mostly of cramps that occur in the legs, sometimes called charley horses, but you can get cramps in your feet, arms, shoulders, hips, hands or back. muscle cramps are often marked by the body stiffening in the cramped area, and an inability to relax the area for several minutes to sometimes several hours. There are many causes of muscle cramps. You can get them if you have worked out too hard, especially if you donít stretch first. They also can result if youíve used a...


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what are Leg cramps?

A: Leg cramps are contractions of the leg muscle often causing a substantial amount of pain. There can be a number of different causes that are responsible for leg cramps. In many cases, they may be able to be prevented. However, some may be genetically prone to leg cramps and there may be little that can be done to stop them. There are two prime times that leg cramps are more likely to happen. They can happen at night, while an individual is sleeping, causing them to wake up in excruciating pain. They can also happen during times of strenuous physical exercise. In the case of cramps during exercise, they may not be as severe, simply because steps can be taken if the...
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what are Heat cramps?

A: Heat cramps refer to involuntary muscle spasms or cramping sensations that can sometimes occur while engaged in strenuous physical activity in hot weather. Excessive sweating usually accompanies onset, which leads to the body becoming dehydrated. More specifically, the salt and minerals lost through sweat is believed to cause heat cramps directly. Aside from being painful, heat cramps can be a sign of impending heat stroke, so they should not be ignored or their significance minimized. While any set of muscles can be affected, the condition generally targets the muscle groups most often involved in physical labor or exercise. This means that symptoms are most likely to occur in the abdomen,...
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what causes muscle cramps and spasms and how do i prevent them?

A: Cramps. That's a bit vague. Do you mean soreness after exercise? Or do you mean when the muscle stays in contraction without effort? (Which is actually a spasm) If you mean soreness, then that is because every time you contract a muscle, it thickens and stretches the epimyceum, the layer of connective tissue that surrounds the muscle. This is the only part of the muscle that has pain fibers. he more you contract it, either by intensity or prolonged use, it tears the epimyceum. If you are trying to improve performance/strength, you cannot prevent this from happening as it is part of the normal growth cycle when strengthening a muscle...
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Why Do muscles Cramp During Exercise?

A: You`re in the middle of your workout, and you`re feeling great. Suddenly, your calf cramps, so you try to stretch it out...but the pain intensifies! what do you do now? Learn how to prevent and get rid of muscle cramps. If you`ve ever had muscle cramps, you know they can be extremely painful if not debilitating. muscle cramps range in intensity from a mild ache to a severe pain. Contrary to what we have been lead to believe, no one is certain what causes muscle cramps. There are two scientifically respected theories about exercise and muscle cramps. The first, and most...


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what are Clenbuterol Side Effects?

A: Clenbuterol®, also known as Clen, is a steroid primarily used to treat breathing disorders or lung diseases such as asthma. It is, however, also widely used as a weight-loss supplement or bodybuilding supplement. This drug, which acts as a decongestant and bronchodilator, also causes burning of body fats to be used as energy, thus resulting in increased body temperature. There are several Clenbuterol® side effects that may manifest themselves when one is taking this drug. These include elevation of blood pressure, insomnia, muscle cramps, and excessive sweating. One of the Clenbuterol® side effects that affects both men and women is high blood pressure. Because this drug acts as a stimulant, it has the tendency to increase...


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what are the Symptoms of Heat Stroke?

A: Heat stroke is a very serious condition which can cause severe dehydration and blackouts. Heat stroke is caused by the bodyís temperature rising, usually due to excessive heat. The body will lose vital fluids and minerals, usually through excessive sweating. Heat stroke can also be a serious side effect of extreme vomiting, fever or diarrhea. The symptoms of heat stroke are wide ranging. They include headaches, fatigue and dizziness to begin with. Other symptoms of heat stroke are muscle cramps, high body heat, rapid breathing and a rapid pulse. The heat stroke sufferer may also become severely disorientated and suffer from seizures. One of the very serious symptoms of heat stroke is a loss of consciousness. In...
 
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