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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

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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What can cause muscle aches/cramps and fatigue?

What can cause muscle aches/cramps and fatigue?

Muscle aches : Lots of things can make muscles hurt. You need to be kind to your muscles as they carry you around. Excercize, hydrate, avoid caffeine, rest and destressing can significantly improve your symptoms. Try this for three weeks and you should feel better. ...Read more

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Can atorvastatin cause muscle cramping?

Can atorvastatin cause muscle cramping?

Yes: Atorvastatin could cause muscle ache, cramps, sore or just not feeling well. You can add coenzyme q10 200mg a day and see if will improve. It did for me and many other. ...Read more

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Can a depletion of magnesium cause muscle aches?

Can a depletion of magnesium cause muscle aches?

Myalgia: The classic muscle symptoms of magnesium deficiency are muscle cramps, muscle weakness and muscle fatigue. Loss of magnesium occurs from excessive vomiting and diarrhea or diet severely lacking in leafy green vegetables. Taking magnesium tablets corrects the deficiency. Muscle aches generally are caused by other problems such as polymyalgia rheumatica. A rheumatologist would be best to consult. ...Read more

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Can advair cause low potassium and muscle cramps?

Can advair cause low potassium and muscle cramps?

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

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Can bloating with water cause temporary muscle weakness, headaches and muscle stiffness?

Can bloating with water cause temporary muscle weakness, headaches and muscle stiffness?

Water intoxication: Water intoxication also known as water toxicity results when an individual has consumed excess amount of water. The symptoms described here could result from water intoxication. Under ordinary circumstances your body does a very good job through thirst mechanisms to help manage the amount of water you should ingest. Ignoring these or taking in excess amounts can be very consequential. ...Read more

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What can cause muscle aches?

What can cause muscle aches?

Many possibilities: Commonly it comes for overuse (more than usual activity for you) or new exercise (the muscle is unaccustomed to it). Some medical conditions (like flu or some hormonal problems or chemical imbalances) can also be associated with muscle pain. If you do not improve, call your primary provider. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause kidney pain?

Can dehydration cause kidney pain?

Dehydration: Dehydration alone does not. However if the dehydration causes a kidney stone then this can cause kidney pain. ...Read more

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What can cause muscle spasms in stomach?

What can cause muscle spasms in stomach?

Food intolerance: Stomach spasms are usually related to diet, but can also be due to gastritis, gall bladder, stress infections or inflammation. See your doctor to help sort this, but i also recommend that you look at your diet. See if there is something you are eating repeatedly that may be the problem. In my practice gluten and dairy are high on the list. Do an elimination diet with them for a few weeks. ...Read more

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Will potassium and sodium deficiency cause muscle pain and strain?

Will potassium and sodium deficiency cause muscle pain and strain?

Potassium yes: It is very common to experience muscular problems with low potassium but not all causes of cramps, muscle pain or strain are due to low potassium. Low sodium is less likely to be associated to muscle pain and strain. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause lower stomach pain?

Can dehydration cause lower stomach pain?

Sometimes: You can have pain in several areas due to severe dehydration. It can also be there if you're having diarrhea or vomiting. If it doesn't go away, or you are unable to get yourself rehydrated orally, seek medical attention. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause head aches?

Can dehydration cause head aches?

It contributes: People with chronic/recurrent headaches have been shown to have fewer headaches if they maintain good hydration. It's really hard to be over-hydrated. Almost all of us would benefit from more water. ...Read more

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What can cause calf muscle contractions?

What can cause calf muscle contractions?

Calf muscle contraction: If you are experiencing the cramping at night then this is likely due to compression of lumbar nerves coming from your lower back. You may want to change the position in which you sleep or possibly even the mattress you are sleeping on. Follow up with a neurologist to determine whether you have lumbar spine problems. Good luck ...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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Can iron deficiency cause painful muscle spasms?

Can iron deficiency cause  painful muscle spasms?

Not really: I haven't seen this in eleven years of studying and practicing hematology medicine. I would consider other possibilities, like other nutritional deficiencies or other causes of muscle spasms. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause flank pain?

Yes : Especially if a kidney stone is involved ...Read more

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Can deconditioning cause weakness and aches?

Can deconditioning cause weakness and aches?

Deconditioning: You aren't detailed about what you mean by deconditioning, but yes, being deconditioned can cause weakness and fatigue. ...Read more

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Constipation can cause dehydration?

Constipation can cause dehydration?

You have things back: Ward. Dehydration causes constipation. You need at least 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily at a minimum to avoid constipation. More if you exercise or do anything strenuous., or if you are on meds that contribute to constipation. ...Read more

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My symptoms include chronic dehydration regardless of the amount of fluids i take, severe frequent muscle cramps, frequent urination, low B/P, syncope?

My symptoms include chronic dehydration regardless of the amount of fluids i take, severe frequent muscle cramps, frequent urination, low B/P, syncope?

Dehydration : Your symptoms indicate symptoexessive fluid loss & dehydration, it could be diabetes mellitus or more likely diabetes insepidus due to lack of antidiuretic hormone, you must ask your 1ry care physician to refer you to an endocrinologist to for evaluation & workup including routine U/A that might show very low spicific gravity in case of DI or increased sp gr with ketone in case DM ...Read more

Dr. Ellen Bondar
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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


Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

A condition in which a person experiences excessive loss of body water, which disrupts ...Read more