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HX of anemia, blood transfusions and bleeds what can help with the nightly leg cramps? Tried xtra electrolytes, water and heat- nothing helps

HX of anemia, blood transfusions and bleeds what can help with the nightly leg cramps? Tried xtra electrolytes, water and heat- nothing helps

Find the cause and T: Muscle crams can be caused by many reasons, most often they are either due to electrolyte imbalance or unknown cause. stains(Cholesterol lowering medicines) can cause them. try to find the cause of your Anemia and treat that first. Two medicines can help(Quinine water) or CoQ10 supplements. ...Read more

Dr. James Isobe
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Legs Cramping (Definition)

Involuntary contraction of one or more muscle groups in the lower extremities. There are ...Read more


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What conditions could cause major leg cramps?

What conditions could cause major leg cramps?

Several things: Tired muscles from heavy exercise, prolonged standing/working on them. Abnormalities in potassium, calcium, magnesium, dehydration, venous disease (venous insufficiency), poor arterial circulation can result in rest pain which some describe as cramping. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps and how can you cure them?

What causes leg cramps and how can you cure them?

When does it occur?: If while walking, could be a problem with circulation or a arterial blockage.May also be from dehydration. If at night in bed, may be attributed to low potassium and/or magnesium. See your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes a person to pass out from having leg cramps?

What causes a person to pass out from having leg cramps?

A pulmonary embolus: This is by no means common, but if someone had a blood clot in the leg which then broke free and traveled to the lungs it could cause that person to pass out. This is just one possible answer to your question. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg cramps in the middle of the night?

Many possible causes: Common causes of cramping include rigorous exercise, side effects to certain prescription medications, and calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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What causes persistant leg cramps primarily in one leg (right)?

What causes persistant leg cramps primarily in one leg (right)?

Muscle irritation: Cramping comes on when muscles become irritated after heavy working, exercise, prolonged standing. A frequent cause is venous incompetence, and the leaky valves within veins allow reverse flow of blood down the legs, resulting in swelling, subsequent cramping. See www.Phlebology.Org and see a phlebologist who can help you out. ...Read more

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Can eating pineapple causes leg cramps?

Can eating pineapple causes leg cramps?

See below: Not sure have not heard that before . Check with a pharmacist or nutritionist. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in both legs?

Yes: Although most commonly affecting the lower legs, restless leg syndrome can also affect the lower back and arms. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and also with inactivity and are accompanied by an urge to move. Moving only temporarily alleviates the symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in pregnancy? Can I avoid it ?

What causes leg cramps in pregnancy? Can I avoid it ?

Electrolytes: Electrolytes are not a form of illumination, rather they are ions such as sodium, potassium, etc that circulate in your blood stream that if are not in correct balance can cause leg cramps in pregnancy. Make sure you are eating potassium rich foods like bananas. I hope I was able to shed some "lyte" on this problem. ...Read more

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What can cause leg cramps in both legs in the evenings?

What can cause leg cramps in both legs in the evenings?

Yes: Although most commonly affecting the lower legs, restless leg syndrome can also affect the lower back and arms. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and also with inactivity and are accompanied by an urge to move. Moving only temporarily alleviates the symptoms. ...Read more

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For what reasons might a multi vitamin cause leg cramps?

For what reasons might a multi vitamin cause leg cramps?

Electrolytes: There may be unrelated electrolytes imbalance. Please see a family dr. And have your blood levels checked. You may also be suffering from spinal nerve root irritation in the lower back spine giving rise to the leg cramps. The vitamins may just be a coincidence but if you are taking vitamins excessively b6 can give neuropathy. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes a person to have leg cramps while running?

Can anyone tell me what causes a person to have leg cramps while running?

Muscle cramp: That could be 2/2 electrolyte imbalance, dehydration, overuse of muscle, injury to muscle, some medications like statin, depression med and birth control pills, low blood supply to the legs, please see your provider for evlauation. stay hydrated while running. ...Read more

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My leg cramps up and hurts to walk, more often now. Are there any meds that cause that as a side effect?

My leg cramps up and hurts to walk, more often now. Are there any meds that cause that as a side effect?

No: Walking, especially uphill and experiencing cramping/tightness in muscles of the calf or buttock area is called claudication, and when stopping for 5-10 min the symptom goes away. Walking again for will trigger cramping, and this is indicative of pad (peripheral arterial disease), poor circulation, and you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have fibro and UCTD but have leg cramps since I was 2yrs old. They happen in the cold. I have to wear sweats and sox or I pay. What causes this? Thx

I have fibro and UCTD but have leg cramps since I was 2yrs old. They happen in the cold. I have to wear sweats and sox or I pay. What causes this? Thx

Leg Cramps: Several things can cause- electrolyte ( potassium) deficiencies, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus levels need to be checked. Certain vitamin deficiencies can cause it too. Trace minerals are also important. Lastly-- blood supply to affected part is important. Check with your doc ...Read more

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Had hip replcmt 5/28. Labs drawn to find cause of night leg cramps on 7/10 showed CK Total of 275. I am a 58 ys female. This is really high. Input pls?

Had hip replcmt 5/28. Labs drawn to find cause of night leg cramps on 7/10 showed CK Total of 275. I am a 58 ys female. This is really high. Input pls?

CPK: CPK is found mainly in the heart, brain,Liver, and skeletal muscle. Inflammation and injury to either of these Organs can increase CPK level. your value is mild to moderately high, I recommend that you recheck it again and if it's elevated then your primary doctor should look for the cause. If this test was done right after the surgery it could be just due to surgical trauma. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some causes and remedies for leg cramps in young toddlers? My daughter is almost three and she has complained of leg cramps for about a year and a half maybe. She usually gets the cramps at night and tells me that they are around her knees and u

What are some causes and remedies for leg cramps in young toddlers? My daughter is almost three and she has complained of leg cramps for about a year and a half maybe.  She usually gets the cramps at night and tells me that they are around her knees and u

That : That is an unusual complaint for a child that age. I agree with her aunt that she should have blood work performed. It sounds like she is having adequate nutrition, so i would urge you to have her medically evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps and numb feet?

Various: 1. Vitamin deficiency 2. Diabetes 3. Poor circulation 4. Neuropathy 5. Chemical exposure numb feet are never something to ignore, see you doctor asap. ...Read more

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What causes hands, feet and leg cramps?

What causes hands, feet and leg cramps?

Cramps: Can be caused by many things. The most common reasons tend to be if you are dehydrated, lack in calcium or potassium. Try increasing your fluid intake, take calcium supplements ( or eat more dairy products if u can) and a banana a day. If u are very active and sweat a lot start drinking light Gatorade to see if it will help. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps at night in men?

What causes leg cramps at night in men?

Many: Not limited to men! usually fatigue. Could be due to medications taken. Diuretics exacerbate this by causiing low potassium, magnesium and perhaps low calcium. Poor hydration contributes to this. If one has poor circulation to the lower extremities (pvd), leg crams can occur. Sometimes we just don't know why they cramp. You may be helped by some meds. See your pcp and discuss. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more