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what causes Menstrual cramps?

A: Menstrual cramps are contractions of the uterus. When a female menstruates, special hormones are released. These hormones, called prostaglandins, work to stimulate the muscular contractions necessary for shedding the uterine lining. As prostaglandins trigger menstrual cramps, they also take the heat for the pain that so often accompanies them.. Though menstrual contractions are not as strong as the contractions experienced during labor and childbirth, they do involve the same muscles. Some women experience menstrual cramps with every menstrual cycle, while others experience them only occasionally. Menstrual cramps can be uncomfortable, ranging in intensity from...


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what causes Foot cramps?

A: You may be lacking protein if you experience foot cramping often. Your muscles are sort of ''contracting'' and, causing your other muscles to be in a place that they''re not supposed to be. Just stretch often and make sure you''ve got enough protein and it won''t be a problem! There are numerous causes for foot cramps and they are frequent among athletes, the aged and sedentary individuals. Some causes include injury caused by repetitive motion, flat feet, lack of muscle strenthening exercise or sudden increase in weight bearing exercise. It can also be caused by vitamin D deficiency. It could be a million things but the most comon cause is a...


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what causes Stomach cramps When You Are Jogging?

A: Stomach cramps are a common complaint amongst runners. There are a number of possible reasons for a runner getting cramps, including having tight muscles in the stomach region. Some runners believe that if they have something substantial to eat or have a lot of water before running, they will get cramps. It''s either you are not breathing properly, you have a pulled muscle, or you have to much food or water in your system. These cramps come from being dehydrated when you run. what you want to do is hydrate well before you run. Stomach cramps during physical activity are often the result of a...


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what causes Stomach cramps When You Are Jogging?

A: Stomach cramps are a common complaint amongst runners. There are a number of possible reasons for a runner getting cramps, including having tight muscles in the stomach region. Some runners believe that if they have something substantial to eat or have a lot of water before running, they will get cramps. It''s either you are not breathing properly, you have a pulled muscle, or you have to much food or water in your system. These cramps come from being dehydrated when you run. what you want to do is hydrate well before you run. Stomach cramps during physical activity are often the result of a...


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what causes muscles spasm & leg cramps?

A: Hello, muscle spasms and cramps in the calf are commonly caused due to lack of calcium in the blood. Youshould take calcium supplements and drink plenty of milk. Also you should test your blood for calcium levelsand consult a physician for complete evaluation....
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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....
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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 the night, and I would wake up in pain. Ever since...


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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 valium at night to help If...


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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 legs have a creepy, crawly, or fidgety sensation unless you move them. So, I adviceyou consult your GP for evaluation and...
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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. cramps can also occur for no apparent reason. Here are a few tips that...


 
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