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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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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 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 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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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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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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Will avalide cause you to have muscle cramps ?

Will avalide 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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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 havent taken enough fluids the muscles will cramp. Better to try to avoid the problem in the first place. ...Read more

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Muscle Cramps (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 ...Read more