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Does alcohol plays a role in increasing or worsening muscle cramps?

Does alcohol plays a role in increasing or worsening muscle cramps?

Yes, indeed: Alcohol leads to dehydration & hypoglycemia both of which can cause muscle cramps. If you're using alcohol, be sure to stay well hydrated & eat frequent small amounts of food to stave off the hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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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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When I plays sports after a while my I have full body muscle cramps and when this happens I get extremely cold?

When I plays sports after a while my I have full body muscle cramps and when this happens I get extremely cold?

Hyperventilation: It is difficult to diagnose a specific condition without a full exam (history and physical). However, your symptoms are commonly seen with hyperventillation. You can alleviate them by breathing into a brown paper bag. When you do sports, try to slow your breathing down, this might help as well. ...Read more

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How do you cure muscle cramps while working out?

How do you cure muscle cramps while working out?

Hydrat/gater/k+: You need to keep well hydrated as you sweat water a lot, you also loose imp electrolyts and deplead glycogen and sugars. So gatorade i feel is best, can't stand the taste of powerade, also banannas for potassium. K+ is the crampings main culprit. Do it like the nfl, they get a shot every time they leave the field, don't wait until ur dehydrated, 2 late. Continuous intake. Studies = cold/warm same. ...Read more

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How can I avoid or at least lessen muscle cramps after workout?

How can I avoid or at least lessen muscle cramps after workout?

Hydrate well: Often cramps are due to poor hydration and/or loss of electrolytes. Make sure you drink lots of fluids with electrolytes, like Gatorade , slow the pace of your workout and make sure to cool down slowly ...Read more

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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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How do you relieve muscle cramps after exercising?

Appropriate cooldown: Always cool down after working out. Don't sit; walk around and keep your muscles moving as they cool off. Stretch thoroughly, slowly, and gently. After you have cooled down, you can use cold heat rubs, massages, and hot tubs to try to minimize soreness and cramping. ...Read more

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How come I get muscle cramps if I do not run or jog?

You could get it: You do not have to jog to have muscules cramps, you could foot problem, you could have dehydration, body fluid shifts, low blood calcium, magnesium, low potassium. If you have diabetis you could have muscules cramps.Good luck. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with muscle cramps?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with muscle cramps?

Yes: Cramps are very common but can arise for many different reasons. There are simple treatments once properly diagnosed, but you will have to see a physician to determine your cause. ...Read more

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What's an effective way to work and exercise with all the leg muscle cramps?

What's an effective way to work and exercise with all the leg muscle cramps?

Stretching: Maintenance of normal tissue through stretching and massage; eat a high carbohydratre meal 2-3 hours before exercise. Also ingest adequate fluid, carbohydrates and electrolytes. There are no proven strategy for prevention of exercise induced cramps but regular muscle stretching and maintaining good posture might help. ...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