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Can Too Much Magnesium Cause Muscle Cramps
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
What kind of conditions can cause, constant fatigue, muscle cramps, excessive sweating, body pain (exertion), chest pain, shoulder pain and more?
Prilosec for about a year. Think it caused magnesium deficiency (i have muscle cramps). I've heard mag deficiency can cause heart issues. Get tested?
If magnesium and potassium isn't the problem with someone having muscle cramps could the tamoxifen she's taking cause the cramping?
Tamoxifen: One of the effects is cramps, so yes it is possible.
H20: Make sure you are getting enough water. Also consider a banana as that helps.
Fatigue, dehydration: 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 will cramp. Better to try to avoid the problem in the first place.
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.
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.
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.
Inflammation/overuse: 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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Muscle cramps: Dehydration has always been thought of as being a cause of cramping. However there is increased thought that changes in neuromuscular control rather than electrolyte imbalance and dehydration as more convincing.
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.
Depends: It depends on what the cramps are like and how you make them go away. Vascular disease is a very common cause.
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