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what causes leg cramps while pregnant?

A: There are a few possible causes. Your salt intake could be too low (that usually causes leg cramps). As you get further along in pregnancy muscles can cramp more because of how the baby presses on particular parts of your body. Also your are carrying more weight on top so this puts a strain on muscles. Ligaments and joints begin to relax so that could also cause some cramping too. welcome to pregnancy and congrats :) IT IS WHERE YOUR BODY IS GOING THREW A BIG CHANGE. EVERYTHING IS STRECHTING. YOU NEED TO KEEP THEM UP WHEN YOU ARE RESTING. GOOD LUCK... Lack of potassium can cause leg cramps. Your doctor can easily check for this, and a...


what causes leg cramps in a 34 year old, especially at night?

A: restless leg sendome it makes u want to get up and not to stay stay still just ask yur docter about it he can give u meds it is nothing to worry about my grandma has the same thing. restless leg syndrome I have always been told it was a potassium deficiency. Try eating bananas or in some states you can buy quinine pills such as "Q-Vel" which are specifically for leg cramps. (You can''t here in Ohio, but I have bought them in Indiana and Maryland). It sound like you have uneven exercise habits. Make it a regular thing to walk at least two miles a day, to build up those muscles. I was getting the same thing. Sometimes the cramps would hit me in the middle of...


what causes leg cramps while i''m sleeping

A: There are many causes for leg cramps. Some of them are calcium deficiency, Lactic acidosis, injuries,Dehydration, Decreased potassium levels, Neuromuscular disorders, such as Parkinson''s disease, certainmedications, such as albuterol, niacin. You can prevent night leg cramps by drinking plenty of fluids duringthe day, stretching your leg muscles before bedtime, taking adequate potassium in your diet. Night leg crampsshould be distinguished from another common cause of night leg discomfort called restless legs syndrome, acondition in which your...

what causes leg cramps at night? and how can I get rid of them? (I am not pregnant)?

A: Quickly a couple swigs of molasses - Read The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook by Davies. Trigger points are knots in the muscles making them tight which in turn causes them to apply pressure to nerves and other places. This very uncomfortable situation is called restless leg syndrome, but can also be the symptom of more serious medical issues. It can be caused by a magnesium or potassium deficiency, and that can lead to serious medical consequences. Please see a physician immediately, so he can determine what to do to help you. Do not try to treat this yourself. potassium and massage if you retain water it can cause pain or restless leg syndrome, it is a real problem I have it and take a...


what causes leg cramps at night while you sleep?

A: Hi,leg cramps at night is an exaggeration of the normal muscle reflex and hence nothing much to worry. Thisoccurs whenever there?s some movement and the calf muscles contract due to the stimulation of the tendon. whatI?ll suggest you is to exercise your calf muscles before going to bed like wall push ups and applying heatingpads for 10 min before going to bed. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care....

what causes leg cramps and which are some of the natural remedies for leg cramps?

A: If you are faced with the problem of cramping legs, the first thing you need to do is increase your water intake. Sometimes, when muscles are exercised and there is a paucity of water in the body, they will tend to cramp in protest. So make sure that you drink plenty of water to begin with. Remember that water is your best bet. Juice or aerated drinks will not have the same positive results that water will have on the good health of your muscles. In a hurry to get to the game, athletes also sometimes neglect to do a proper warm up. This is important because it is a preparation of the body to get ready for exercise. You need to loosen up normally stiff muscles by stretching them and exercising them mildly before you run out for football practice. It is also...

what causes leg cramps?

A: leg cramps are muscle spasms anywhere in the leg. They usually occur at night and can result in sudden, painful spasms. If you are frequently bothered by leg cramps, check with your doctor to rule out medical conditions that may be causing the problem. Many different factors can promote cramping, including low blood levels of calcium, magnesium, or vitamin E. Circulation disorders, anemia (a low level of blood cells), and improper functioning of the thyroid gland can also cause leg cramps. Other causes include dehydration, heat stroke, inactivity, and strenuous exercise.


what causes leg cramps And How Can I Stop Them From Happening?

A: This is a syndrome which is now a medically recognised condition called restless legs, and if you get it regularly and have to flex or move your legs constantly, going to the cinema, getting to sleep, or travelling long haul on a flight, can be a nightmare. Doctors are still confused as to what causes it and so far it seems to be hereditary and can also be aggravated by diet. Flour and sugary products, and an allergy to gluten are culprits. Some people feel an improvement when taking magnesium, calcium and potassium supplements to aid sleep. Eating bananas and nuts before bed or a milky drink can help. Other people find that the only thing that works is a hot bath, somehow the temperature...


what causes leg cramps & Foot cramps At Night? And what Can I..

A: Many people say that cramps are often caused by a lack of potassium. So, eat more bananas....


what causes leg cramps and what can you or should you do to relieve them?

A: Banana''s will help , lack of potasium in the body not sure if this is what you mean, but I get cramps in my calf. It means low potasium, so I usually just eat a banana and it goes away. two commonest causes, kind of depending on your age ... in a younger person, especially someone who gets a cramp while they''re exercising, it''s probably electrolyte imbalance, often from sweating too much, and is easily corrected by drinking Gatorade or something like it ... in older people who get a calf cramp while walking, it''s more likely poor circulation, and is called Intermittent Claudication...

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