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What are the causes of muscle cramps, and is there any way to stop them?

What are the causes of muscle cramps, and is there any way to stop them?

Multifactorial: Assuming you are talking about activity related cramps, i would say that the two most likely causes are electrolyte(salts) imbalance and poor hydration. Gatorade has an excellent site for fluid replacement in relation to excercise. In general you should be drinking 64 oz of fluid per day plus 12 oz for each hour of intense exercise. Avoid sodas and sugary drinks. Finally, ca+ and magnisium sup. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Could either metromine or lovastatin cause muscle cramps?

Could either metromine or lovastatin cause muscle cramps?

No, but: Metromine is chlorpheniramine, a systemic antihistamine. It does not cause muscle cramps. Lovastatin, a "statin" (an hmg reductase co-enzyme inhibitor) also doesn't cause muscle cramps but can cause diffuse, flu-like, muscle aching. Lowering the dose often relieves it. A 2 week drug holiday can help determine if it's contributing to muscle pain if you're uncertain. ...Read more

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What can cause severe muscle cramps and stiffness in both calves?

What can cause severe muscle cramps and stiffness in both calves?

Lack of fluids.: make sure you take in plenty of water through the day. Make sure that you have enough potassium in your system, bananas are a great source. Stretch your calves well nightly. ...Read more

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What are the causes of muscle cramps and how do you eliminate them?

H20: Make sure you are getting enough water.. Also consider a banana as that helps. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause muscle cramps?

Could anxiety cause muscle cramps?

Anxiety can lead to: Muscle tension - especially in head, neck and upper back. Hyperventilation during a panic attack could lead to acute muscle cramping. ...Read more

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How does hypokalemia cause muscle cramps?

How does hypokalemia cause muscle cramps?

Low K cramps: It disturbs the electrolyte ratio of Na K and H in and outside of muscles leading to increased reaction to stimuli making muscles contract. Find cause of low K and correct zinc they will stop. Consult with me as I can help you and your team make it better fast. ...Read more

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What causes muscle cramps in my ribcage area the only way to make them stop is to cough hard and exhale very slowly?

Many possibilities: Be sure to be screened for lung cancer. Generally muscle cramps are caused by dehydration and deficiencies in potassium and magnesium in the muscles and too much calcium and sodium. Cadmium in cigarette smoke increases calcium in the muscles. If you are interested in smoke cessation see kelly mcgonigal's book the will power instinct. ...Read more

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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more