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Can Creatine Cause Muscle Cramps
Muscle cramps: Creatine monohydrate supplements can enhance muscle metabolism and may prevent the development of muscle cramps in patients undergoing hemodialysis for kidney disease. In healthy individuals, high creatine levels may cause numerous unwanted effects. Rather than using it for muscle cramp treatment, engage in proper workout routines which minimize cramps. Consult a doctor before using creatine. ...Read more
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
Yes: Creatine can be an effective part of an aggressive strength training program, but you have to use it carefully. You don't simply take it and wait to get stronger, you have to put in the extra work that it allows you to do. The biggest mistake people make with creatine is to not hydrate properly and when they don't - cramps and kidney failure can occur. ...Read more
H20: Make sure you are getting enough water. Also consider a banana as that helps. ...Read more
Probably the most likely causes for muscle
cramps is either fatigue or dehydration.
I say several cases in the first football game
of the season in the fourth quarter
usually if you are not in optimal shape or
you haven't taken enough fluids the muscles
Better to try to avoid the problem in the first place. ...Read more
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
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 cramps: Possibly infection, usually viral especially if that's been present for a short period of time. If it's been going on for a while, you will need to discuss it with your doc and a work up might be suggested. ...Read more
It may be due to inflammation in muscles, over use fatigue, symptom of a systemic disease, or due side effects from medications being taken.
Check with your doctor as you may need muscle relaxants and/or anti inflammatory pain meds to relieve your symptoms and evaluation to find the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
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
Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance is caused by the lack (or low levels) of intestinal enzymes that break-down lactose, a sugar found in milk products. The cramping experienced comes from colon gas production due to bacteria metabolizing lactose and excess water pulled into the colon by unabsorbed lactose (resulting in diarrhea). ...Read more
Either: The diuretic can lead to a low potassium, which is the most common cause of leg cramps. However a low magnesium or calcium can also lead to cramps. Should get blood tests to confirm and treat. Low calorie diets should ideally be monitored. A balanced diet with multivitamins an minerals is important. Good luck. ...Read more
Muscle cramp: These are uncommon side effects of these medications. Although it is possible I think is unlikely. Unfortunately, the only way to find out is. By trying the medication. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more
Possibly: A person who is taking Advair may experience low potassium and symptoms like muscle cramps, weakness, and abnormal heartbeat. Even if so, though, it’s *highly unlikely* that Advair’s the only cause. (Maybe a change in potassium or other electrolyte unrelated to Advair at all.) And while your lab work has likely been followed occasionally (once per year?), it may be good to contact your doctor. ...Read more
Muscle cramps: There are many things which cause cramping in the lower extremities, ranging from electrolyte imbalances to circulation problems to oxygenation problems including sleep apnea, etc. In order to evaluate this properly, you really should see your primary care physician or at least establish a physician relationship on HealthTap. There are many excellent treatments once the proper diagnosis is made. ...Read more
I have irritating muscle cramps in my calves. Could it be caused by lack of exercise? (i'm usually more active than now)
Calf cramps: Possibly, but it may also be from low potassium levels (hypokalemia) or low calcium levels (hypocalcemia). Eating foods like bananas can help increase potassium. Calcium supplements are easy to take as well. You may want to get some basic bloodwork done with your primary care physician as a start. ...Read more
I m suffering from muscle cramps without any known reason what would b the cause, I m taking iron supplements coz of anaemia?
I have taken a statin for 20 years. In the last year, zocor (simvastatin) caused severe muscle cramps. Now lovastatin does too. What alternative to stations?
Statin Alternatives: This is one of the most common issues that come up in my practice. Before changing any statin drugs - it is imperative to know why you are on them. However, there are other drugs choices available - namely Zetia (ezetimibe) - and niacin. Some non-medical alternatives I often discuss with my patients are exercise as well as the use of soluble fiber such as oatmeal and Metamucil on a daily basis. ...Read more
I'm having muscle cramps & electric shock sensation in my traps/supraspinatus. The cramps are so intense that they're sore. What causes&whatcan I do?
A fall caused a crack in my kneecap while out-of-town. I waited a week to see the doc. I have extreme muscle cramps in my thigh. Is that a concern?
It could be:
The four muscles of the quadriceps
the patella, the patellar tendon
all the other soft tissues attaching to the patella, the tibial tuberosity form the extensor mechanism, so no surprise if you have some cramps in the leg. The spasm of those muscles could separate the fracture more and increase the injury. ...Read more
Unclear Questions??: Please do not use abbreviations...They have different meaning to different folks! . Indicate your problem and question more clearly. What are these numbers #40 and #41. You have got me confused. Please simplify your problem so that we can address it better. ...Read more
I have lack of urine output and really bad muscle cramps. Should I call a doctor and what are possible causes?
Can a non compressive disc at l5s1 cause lower back pain that radiates to both legs. Dr. said my pain is only muscle cramps and need massage. Advise plz?
Was switched from Prilosec to nexium (esomeprazole). Started having muscle cramps in legs and heartburn symptoms return Within two days. Can the nexium (esomeprazole) be cause?
Not likely: Because both meds work in very similar way, so side effects are also similar. Ask your doctor to look for other causes of your symptoms. ...Read more
Can birth control pills cause blood clots? Been on Marvelon for 14 months with no problem until recently....nasty muscle cramps and swelling
See your OB-GYN:
The progesterone content of your birth control pills may cause some swelling/ cramps and all birth control pills can cause blood clots in the leg veins. See your Primary Care Provider for a review of your susceptibility to vein problems and a review of your pill.
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
What kind of conditions can cause, constant fatigue, muscle cramps, excessive sweating, body pain (exertion), chest pain, shoulder pain and more?
Sudden muscle cramps in arms, legs while swiming, sleeping. What are causes and remedy? A doctor had prescribed steroid in asthematic attack for10day
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