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Does this medicine "Levemir" cause leg cramps?

A: 17 Jul 2011 Hello, Yes it does cause cramping , which is a serious side effect and you must seek medical attentiaon asap.- Side Effects of Levemir - for the Consumer Levemir Cartridges All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Levemir Cartridges: Redness, swelling, itching, or mild pain at the injection site. Expand this post... Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Levemir Cartridges: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; wheezing); changes in vision; chills; confusion; dizziness; drowsiness;...


I get severe muscle cramps particularly at night and want to know if there is anything I can do and why it happens?

A: muscles are the specially designed tissues that provide strength and can be used to exert effort in the body. There are a few different types of muscles in the body. These are cardiac muscles, smooth muscles and skeletal muscles. Most of the muscles in the body are skeletal muscles. These are muscles that are attached to the skeletal system. They are designed to move the bones of the body around and help with motion an all other body movements. Skeletal muscles are connected to the bones with tendons. A muscle cramp is a condition where the...


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...


what causes Nocturnal Leg cramps?

A: Usually people associate leg cramps with the term ''charley-horse,'' which are painful sensations of tightness and tension in the muscles of the leg. There are three primary areas where uncomfortable cramping may occur. These are the calf, the foot, and the thigh. Nocturnal leg cramps are muscle pains that occur during the night when a person is sleeping, causing sleep disturbances that may ultimately ruin a good night''s sleep. Although they may occur simultaneously with other sleep disorders, nocturnal leg cramps do not have a causal link to any known underlying medical disorders. They predominantly affect the elderly and pregnant women, two groups that tend to...

what are Home Remedies for muscle cramps?

A: Everybody experiences muscle cramps at least once in a lifetime. Your back hurts as you bend down to lift a heavy box, or your arm tightens when you stretch up to reach for something placed high on a shelf. During these moments, the muscles contract, leaving you breathless with pain and unable to move. muscle cramps occur most often in the legs, arms and back. They happen due to muscle overuse or strain, injury or dehydration, or after a prolonged period of inactivity, such as sitting in the same position for too long. If you suffer from muscle cramps, here are a few self-care methods that you...


I have been experiencing excrutiating leg cramps, mostly in thighs. Can anyone give me any insight what causes

A: Use the same principles (the knots will be bigger and able to use more pressure) muscles involved will be in the back, rump, and legs. The knee is almost always quads, the feet almost always calves. Much pain is from muscles below is an example of what may help (based on headaches). Begin with a couple swigs of molasses or a couple of bananas daily - magnesium (which regulates many things in the body) and potassium (a needed building block for muscles). Drink at least 1/2 gallons of water per day. Running a body low on water is like running a car low on oil is the analogy the head of neurology at UCDavis told my husband about 10 years ago. Now to the cause - muscles...


what to do for muscle cramps in legs?

A: Walk around and shake ur legs. Or u can stretch. Get on the floor and put ur legs out in front of u. then touch ur toes. It usaully works 4 my bro. And this is a fast and easy way to get leg cramps away. Leg cramps are usaully caused by to much surgar or (possibly) a alergic reaction, i think. but i know that it is caused by too much sugar some times. I hope this works 4 u and if it doesn''t im sorry. :)) gl (fyi: gl means good luck! :)) eat more bananas, its from lack of potassium, keeping yourself hydrated helps too what medications are you on?? Could this be the problem?Side effects of many meds are leg cramps. Also, Have you heard of the soap cure. Place a new Dial soap in your bed at...


what causes frequent calf muscle cramps, especially at night,in elderly women? Are there any home remedies for this?

A: Natural causes for calf muscle cramps- Frequent calf muscle cramps are due to lack of blood supply or nutrition to the particular area.It is very common with age .It occurs due to electrolyte defiiciency after heavy walking or exercise and people who stand the whole day. Home remedy-Take 500 gms bottle gourd make a fresh juice then add  2 tsp's of cinnamon powder  and 1 tsf honey .Drink this every morning regularly for 1 month....

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...

what should be done for muscle cramps?

A: muscle cramping is often caused by an imbalance of sodium and potassium. Sodium deficiency is virtually unheard of in Western Society, so look at your potassium intake. Include bananas, citrus fruits or tomatoes in your diet daily. As far as stretching you should makes sure to stretch each muscle for a minimum of 20 seconds after a warm-up before you start your full workout each day and focus on the muscles you notice the cramps in. Keep yourself well hydrated, if these things don''t improve the situation then you should consider a visit to your physician. ANTI-OXIDANTS! MonaVie has the most of it ''Naturally Occuring'' & 4 ounces is equal to 14 servings of fruit & Veggies! Our son...

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