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what causes abdominal cramps during exercise? what can I do to prevent them?

A: If you mean prevent muscular cramps that occur in the abdominal muscles while doing exercises like crunches and situps, the answer is not always clear since the cause of skeletal muscle cramping is not definitively known. You can experiment with making efforts to stay hydrated, for example, by supplementing your diet with bananas (for the potassium) and refueling with ergogenic drinks to replace electrolytes. These techniques don"t always prevent cramping, but they are worth trying. When the cramps do occur, you should lay flat on your back, or stand up straight, and reach your arms over your head until the cramp resolves. Reaching overhead stretches the abdominal

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what causes menstrual cramps?

A: Dear Reader, Menstruation, or a period, is a monumental rite of passage for girls, signaling their physical development and maturation toward womanhood. A period is a part of the ovulatory cycle and involves monthly shedding of the uterine lining that is accompanied by menstrual blood. The blood that flows as a part of menstruation totals about half-of-a-cup and can vary in rate of flow dependent on where a woman is in her cycle. Although bleeding is often associated with pain, the physiological processes that contribute to menstrual flow do not hurt. About 50 percent of women, however, have painful menstruation, referred to medically as dysmenorrhea. Usually this takes the form of cramping that begins within three years of a girl`s first period and decreases in intensity as she gets...


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what causes hamstring cramps?

A: muscle cramps are often caused by a lack of potassium in the body...


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what can cause muscle cramps in legs and arms?

A: this part of the year? dehydration most likely I want to know 2. I have had a cramp in my leg for 3 days...its annoying. Hope someone has an idea... I''ve heard inadequate calcium, or poor circulation. I''ve also heard that if you use a muscle too much and don''t stretch afterward while it is still warm that it increases the chance of it hurting after exercise. So I am thinking that this is a problem that you need to take to your doctor to rule out calcium or circulation problems. Good luck! eat some bananas and drink some powerade I think dehydration definitely. muscle cramps are often a sign of potassium deficiency. staciandababy''s suggestion to eat a banana was a good one. I was also going to suggest eating a...
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Is there any proven connection that allergies can cause muscle cramps ?

A: Ron,   I have never read of any connection between allergies and muscle cramps. You don''t say what type of allergies you have or where your muscle cramps are. Food intolerances can sometimes cause gastrointestinal symptoms, including abdominal cramping, and these types of intolerances are often confused with food allergies.   Hope this helps, Kathi...


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Do cholesterol-lowering drugs cause muscle cramps?

A: Cholesterol travels in the blood transported in molecules called lipoproteins. These are sphere shaped assemblies (containing lipids and proteins) that keep the cholesterol separated from the blood due to the soluble nature of the assemblies. The molecules have specific receptors that direct them to certain tissues in the body, and there are several types of lipoproteins based on their density. For example, high density lipoprotein (HDL) is quite dense and used to transport cholesterol from body tissues to the liver. Low density lipoprotein (LDL) is slightly less denser and used to transport cholesterol from the liver to the cells of the body. These different molecules are measureable and make up what we evaluate when we draw blood to check a person''s ''lipid...


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what causes leg cramps commonly referred to as ''charley horses''?

A: A build up of lactic acid around the muscle due to dehydration and poor cellular waste exchange Answer Start taking Calcium with Magnesium. My husband has the same thing and that''s what the doctor told him to do and he doesn''t have them any longer....


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what exactly causes muscle cramps?

A: 3 months agowhat is ATP? '' When we push our bodies to the limit of what they are capable, all of the oxygen in our cells gets used up. This causes the cells to go from aerobic respiration to anaerobic respiration which produces an excess of lactic acid inside our cells. This causes the cramping pain. Your best bet is not to push yourself to hard physically, stay within your limits, make sure you stay hydrated when you are exercising and like other people have said make sure your diet is high in potassium if you want to continue exercising to a high degree. Hope this helps xx...
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what causes menstrual cramps?

A: Dear Reader, Menstruation, or a period, is a monumental rite of passage for girls, signaling their physical development and maturation toward womanhood. A period is a part of the ovulatory cycle and involves monthly shedding of the uterine lining that is accompanied by menstrual blood. The blood that flows as a part of menstruation totals about half-of-a-cup and can vary in rate of flow dependent on where a woman is in her cycle. Although bleeding is often associated with pain, the physiological processes that contribute to menstrual flow do not hurt. About 50 percent of women, however, have painful menstruation, referred to medically as dysmenorrhea. Usually this takes the form of cramping that begins within three years of a girl''s first period and decreases in intensity as she gets...


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what cause muscle spasms, and are they noxious?

A: muscles are pressing against adipose tissue (fat) and this surrounded by turn presses on the muscle called the diaphram. This control inhalation of lungs- Reduce the number and start slow- your body requests to work out the kinks it is not use to. Some spasms are due to lactic sour building up due to anaerobic metabolism related to glucose usage- I do not think this is your problem- As all right, dehydration can lead to potassium level declining which could organize to increased spasm response- I do not think this is ur problem- but try potassium surrounded by gatorade and bananas to rule this out- its do to a lack of sodium and river try adding more to your diet. no serious impair done by them though just really uncomfortable.I don''t...


 
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