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Been having severe muscle contractions in my limbs. I take potassium ca & mg. Last nite began bilat mus. Of inner thighs. Cause?

Been having severe muscle contractions in my limbs. I take potassium ca & mg. Last nite began bilat mus. Of inner thighs. Cause?

Multiple: Muscle crampr are very frequent to occur specially in older individual.Muscle cramps that occur at night and at rest could be very painful.True ethiology of those cramps is unknown..Frequent reasons are low electrolytes, overuse.Medical conditions that cause electrolyte imbalance can cause cramps, neurologycal conditions such as als(amyotrophic lateral esclerosis)radiculopathy diabetic neuropathy.Ot. ...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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Muscle contractions in the night I am over 50. Muscle tightening up?

Muscle  contractions in the night I am over 50. Muscle tightening up?

May be low calcium: With your age right now you should be taking calcium supplement 1200-1500mg per day.You may be low in calciumto have those muscle cramping.You should have your blood test done to check for calcium and vit.D as well because if you do not have enough vit d, your calcium that you are taking would not get to absorb properly. ...Read more

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What is the difference between isotonic and isometric muscle contractions?

What is the difference between isotonic and isometric muscle contractions?

See below: isometric muscle contraction is without joint motion. for example a quad set where you tighten the muscle in a fixed position. isotonic involves joint rom with a resistance at the end of the fulcrum(for example lifting an ankle weight while extending the knee joint) ...Read more

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Can you advise me to diagnose muscle contractions and spasms?

Can you advise me to diagnose muscle contractions and spasms?

Muscle: Muscle will contract normally with motion and stabilization. Spasms are intermittent contractors that may be related to overuse, metabolic disturbances, dehydration, etc. ...Read more

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What can cause you to have constant muscle contractions?

What can cause you to have constant muscle contractions?

Many things: Muscles contract or spasm for many reasons. In hot weather a perspiring athlete can get dehydrated and lose electrolytes causing cramps. That's why it's important to stay hydrated. Low potassium can cause cramps. Bananas are a good source of potassium. Other causes include poor blood circulation , insufficient stretching before exercise, magnesium or calcium deficiency, and certain medications. ...Read more

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What causes involuntary muscle contractions?

What causes involuntary muscle contractions?

Various Reasons: This could be due to an electrolyte imbalance like low calcium or potassium. It could also be due to stress or anxiety. Could also be from caffeine, medication, exercise or lack of exercise. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the 3 different types of metabolic events of muscle contractions?

I was wondering what are the 3 different types of metabolic events of muscle contractions?

Don't kno 4 sure: But u think subconsciously move, the brain sends the info 2 the muscle via neurotransmitters the muscle contacts, as does the antagonistic muscle ; u get a smooth motion across a joint. The exact physiological process involved in the contraction ; relaxation is complicated ; would refer u 2 a physiology book on muscle contraction. ...Read more

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What are bronchial smooth muscle contractions?

For breathing: Your breathing tubes, the bronchi, have smooth muscle around them to help you to breath. They can contract. ...Read more

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If you tap certain parts of my face corresponding parts of my face move such as an eyebrow. Small reflexive muscle contractions. What is this called?

If you tap certain parts of my face corresponding parts of my face move such as an eyebrow. Small reflexive muscle contractions. What is this called?

Chvostek sign?: There is a medical sign called the "chvostek sign", which is a muscle contraction around the eye caused by gently tapping the side of the face just in front of the ear. 25% of people with this sign have hypocalcemia, or low calcium levels in the blood. ...Read more

Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more


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Muscle Contractions (Definition)

Muscle contractions of the limbs is a clinical finding where the muscles of your arm and legs are flexed, either briefly or ...Read more