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What to do if i am getting woke up by leg cramps.?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Could be many things: Make sure you are not dehydrated, take a daily multivitamin, decrease or stop carbonated beverages. If no help see a doctor.

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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have been having leg cramps at night. Why do you get these?

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Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Cramps: The cause of nocturnal leg cramps is often unknown, some causes: sitting for long periods of time, over-exertion of muscles, standing or working on concrete floors, sitting improperly, pregnancy, alcoholism, dehydration/electrolyte imbalances, parkinson’s, neuromuscular disorders, endocrine disorders (diabetes, hypothyroidism) and meds (diuretics, statins, beta agonists).
A 55-year-old female asked:

Why do I get leg cramps at night?

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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care 19 years experience
Many reasons..: You may be dehydrated or over exercising. You may have a vitamin or mineral deficiency. See your doctor and have an evaluation.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have been getting a lot of leg cramps what can I do about it?

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Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
Podiatry 8 years experience
Cramping: Making sure that you are getting enough electrolytes such as potassium from bananas in your diet for one, as well as water. If the cramping continues i would see your pcp.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of persistent leg cramps?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Leg cramps: Depends on the cause of the leg cramps. Sometimes the cramps are due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies or diet deficiences. At other times they can be caused by various illnesses and conditions of the body. It is important to get regular examinations with your physician to determine the cause and then institute proper treatment.
A 64-year-old male asked:

Why do I get leg cramps every night?

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Dr. Shelly Sethi
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Leg cramps: Hi. This could be a magnesium deficiency, b12 deficiency , iron deficiency or even dehydration. Try taking these vitamins and I would suggest getting your blood checked. Thank you, Dr. Sethi

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