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how to prevent muscle cramps in legs

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Try magnesium : Supplements and stretching is important.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
40 years experience Geriatrics
Muscle cramps: Always warm up before exercising. Also do tip-toe exercises or massage your calves. Get good hydration during and after exercise ( gatorade or alike). ... Read More
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Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
N-Acetyl cysteine: You need more glutathione which gets depleted due to exercise with take glutathione or precursor of the same n-acetyl cysteine will prevent cramps.
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Many possibiities: It could be from over use. There is also a possibility that it could be related to too little iron, magnesium, potassium, or calcium in your blood. On ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Cramps: I see you list excessive sweating as a problem. If you sweat alot and are active you can lose salts. The most common two to cause cramps are potassi ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Magnesium: Low Magnesium is common cause for leg cramps.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
46 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Fruit and vegetables: Increase your intake of fresh and dried fruits, especially juices: high in potassium. For magnesium: green vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans and s ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Warm down.: Make sure you warm down after exercising at least for 1/2 the amount of time you took to warm up. For the feet and ankles, do gentle wall calf stretc ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Many possibilities: It could be from over use. There is also a possibility that it could be related to too little iron, magnesium, potassium, or calcium in your blood. ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Get off Sugars: Sugar items will stimulate leg cramps at night. Other items that will also do it are super saturated solutions like gatorade and sodas.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Side effects: You may be experiencing side effects to the HCTZ. One of the side effects of the drug is also gout, which can cause joint pain and swelling. See your ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Hard to find cause: Sometimes it is hard to find the reason. But he should get a medical check up and make sure that bhe is no anemic, has normal thyroid functions. Look ... Read More
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