A 62-year-old member asked:
What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night, and what can i do to prevent them?
3 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
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Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Many reasons: Exertion, standing on feet for long hours, medications like water pills, dehydration like in sports, and electrolyte changes in the blood e.g. Sodium and potassium could be the cause. If you do not have recent blood work within several months, you need one. Check with your doctor and make sure you report activity level, medications. A pickle at bedtime works.Don't use if have CHF or swelling of leg.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
What are the causes of leg cramps and how can you prevent/cure them?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 22 years experience
5.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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