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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 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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Please tell me, could anxiety cause muscle cramps?

Please tell me, could anxiety cause muscle cramps?

Yes: Muscle tension often goes hand in hand with anxiety. Some people experience cramping in association with panic attacks. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes muscle cramps and spasms during exercise?

What causes muscle cramps and spasms during exercise?

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. ...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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What could be the cause of constant, brief muscle cramps throughout the body?

What could be the cause of constant, brief muscle cramps throughout the body?

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

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What to do if I have horrible muscle cramps and spasms what could be the cause?

What to do if I have horrible muscle cramps and spasms what could be the cause?

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. ...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 are the causes of muscle cramps and what can you do to get rid of them?

Cramps: Low calcium, hyperventilation or anxiety, low potassium, low magnesium, overexertion.
Ask your doc to help you track this down.
Occasion nerve damage or vascular insufficiency as well. ...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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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 are the causes of muscle cramps and should I drink water?

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. ...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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Why does milk cause muscle cramps in lactose intolerance people?

Why does milk cause muscle cramps in lactose intolerance people?

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

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Can steroid injections in your knees cause muscle cramps? Any answers appreciated!

Possible, not common: Among the possible side effects of corticosteroids are muscle cramps. This is not a common reaction.

If the cramps are bothersome, it would be wise to consult the Dr. Who injected your knees. She would want to know. ...Read more

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What causes me to get extreme muscle cramps in my legs while I sleep?

What causes me to get extreme muscle cramps in my legs while I sleep?

Depends: It depends on what the cramps are like and how you make them go away. Vascular disease is a very common cause. ...Read more

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A person on a fad diet experiences muscle cramps. Did low cal or diuretic cause it?

A person on a fad diet experiences muscle cramps. Did low cal or diuretic cause it?

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

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Will avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) cause you to have muscle cramps?

Will avalide (hydrochlorothiazide and irbesartan) cause you to have muscle cramps?

Possibly: Almost any medicine can cause almost any side effect. Although muscle pain is a reported side effect of avilide, muscle cramps are not reported in the literature. ...Read more

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Hi lamectal causes me to have muscle cramps in my legs. Will Trileptal do the same.

Hi lamectal causes me to have muscle cramps in my legs. Will Trileptal do the same.

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

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What causes muscle cramps from lower leg to hip the cramps are quite bad were toi scream?

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

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Can high dose diuretics cause severe muscle cramps, low iron and low iron saturation? Can any docs explain?

Yes and no: Rapid diuresis can cause muscle cramps but will not affect iron or iron saturation. The only thing that will affect iron and iron saturation is blood loss. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

If...: If your neck position causes the pain, then the problem could well be in the spinal cord in the neck. Electric pains are often related tosome nerve or spinal cord issues. May need to see your doc, and/or a neurologist. Best of luck! ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can crps cause bone pain and muscle cramps? (left leg)

Can crps cause bone pain and muscle cramps? (left leg)

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

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What causes muscle cramps in my arms (biceps and triceps) after working out?

What causes muscle cramps in my arms (biceps and triceps) after working out?

Lack of ATP: After your workout, you've depleted your muscle stores of atp, which is the energy unit your body consumes. Atp is required for the muscle to relax. The cramps lessen as your body regenerates atp. ...Read more

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I have lack of urine output and really bad muscle cramps. Should I call a doctor and what are possible causes?

See your doctor: Symptoms like this really do need to be checked, although can be something as simple as a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes, it's possible: It's possible, but there are many factors that can help determine that. Did you get an MRI? What is the pattern of your pain? Even if the nerve root is not being pinched, if it gets irritated, it can cause similar symptoms ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause blood clots? Been on Marvelon for 14 months with no problem until recently....nasty muscle cramps and swelling

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

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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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I have severe muscle cramps?

Muscle cramps: Many causes. After exercise due to poor stretching or buildup of lactic acid. Dehydration or electrolyte imbalance. Medications? If legs may suggest poor circulation. Smoker? ...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