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Doctor insights on: How Much Magnesium Relieves Leg Cramps

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Can potassium help cure leg cramps from running?

Can potassium help cure leg cramps from running?

Sugar: Sugar usage can do this. I am a aware of a person that will get bad leg cramps at night if they have any sugar containing foods after 4:00 pm that day. ...Read more

Dr. James Isobe
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Legs Cramping (Definition)

Involuntary contraction of one or more muscle groups in the lower extremities. There are ...Read more


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Will taking potassium and magnesium supplements stop feet and leg cramps ?

Will taking potassium and magnesium  supplements stop feet and leg cramps ?

Possibly if the : Reason you had them were due to deficiencies. Be careful with taking too much of either.... ...Read more

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How does magnesium & zinc help achy legs?

How does magnesium & zinc help achy legs?

Zinc no, Mg+2 yes!: Magnesium can definitely help with leg cramps! 400mg of magnesium oxide once daily is your least costly option! ...Read more

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Does magnesium cause achy legs?

Does magnesium cause achy legs?

Unlikely: Magnesium is actually used to treat leg cramps that occur during pregnancy. It should not cause this type of aching. ...Read more

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What supplement and dosage will resolve night time leg muscle cramps?

What supplement and dosage will resolve night time leg muscle cramps?

Leg cramps: i would make sure you drink alot of flulds. Gatorade is a great source of electrolytes and fluid. more concerns if you are on a fluid pill that could deplete your potassium or magnesium. for some reason quinine helps pts--u may find some otc pills --if not try a night time dose of tonic water with a lime or lemon ...Read more

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How does potassium prevent getting muscle cramps?

How does potassium prevent getting muscle cramps?

Competes with Ca++: Calcium and potassium move across the muscle cell membranes during muscle contraction, having an adequate amount of potassium helps to keep this mechanism in balance, preventing cramps. ...Read more

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Really bad muscle spasm in my calf last night. Will taking magnesium prevent a recurrence?

Really bad muscle spasm in my calf last night. Will taking magnesium prevent a recurrence?

Maybe: Magnesium is necessary for normal muscle performance. Given in higher doses it can restore normal function and impede cramps. Whether or not it will work for you rather depends on what is causing the cramps. Usually we recommend keeping well hydrated, making sure you get adequate potassium and magnesium and not overworking the muscle. ...Read more

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Nighttime leg cramps. How to prevent and alleviate?

Nighttime leg cramps. How to prevent and alleviate?

Leg cramps: Low magnesium MAY be the cause of your leg cramps. Also, drinking Club Soda relieves leg cramps for some people. Please see your doc to make sure all is well. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Magnesium oxide 400mg take 1 to 2 tabs daily prn for muscle spasm n legs. Will it cause diarrhea, if used this way? My magnesium is borderline low

Magnesium oxide 400mg take 1 to 2 tabs daily prn for muscle spasm n legs. Will it cause diarrhea, if used this way? My magnesium is borderline low

Maybe: That is one of its effects, so if take too many doses too close together, magnesium can cause diarrhea. 400-800mg a night not highly likely to do this, and may help raise your level over time. ...Read more

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30yrmale.Since6month leg muscle weakness(had vitD,B12 def).CKP is 184.feel fatigue in leg when i walk for 10mins.is it Myopia?will kidney get affected

30yrmale.Since6month leg muscle weakness(had vitD,B12 def).CKP is 184.feel fatigue in leg when i walk for 10mins.is it Myopia?will kidney get affected

Need more informat: WE need more information. It is not myopia and I doubt we have enough information but unlikely to be kidney involvement. Weakness can be vascular, neurologic problem or muscular to suggest a few possibilities. Your physicians will need to consider these and other causes. ...Read more

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How does u remove cramp from legs muscle?

See doctor: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." if the muscle maintains a sustained "spasm", it becomes a cramp, as can be seen with exercise. Overuse, spine problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury and certain diseases can contribute to spasms. See doctor. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w muscle pain spasmsnerve pain.What dosage of calcium and magnesium can I take daily to try to helpdo i need potassium too.

Diagnosed w muscle pain spasmsnerve pain.What dosage of calcium and magnesium can I take daily to try to helpdo i need potassium too.

Check out these: Links.See your dr and have a thorough exam and blood work, the only way to check for vitamin and mineral deficiency. Best wishes! http://www.lenntech.com/recommended- daily-intake.Htm. http://www.m.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/8-fall-tips-healthy-living. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/migraines/he00004. ...Read more

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Does vinegar help treat leg cramps?

Does vinegar help treat leg cramps?

Try these first: Most common cause for cramps is dehydration. Drink enough water during the day. Then add magnesium (mag-rich foods or supplements). Mag glycinate is least likely to cause loose stools. After that, add some calcium. Stretching immediately after exercise also helps. ...Read more

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Can beer cure leg cramps?

Can beer cure leg cramps?

No: Beer is not a treatment for leg cramps. ...Read more

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What can cause severe leg muscle contractions? My potassium level is normal and i take magnesium every day, so I am exploring other explanations.

What can cause severe leg muscle contractions? My potassium level is normal and i take magnesium every day, so I am exploring other explanations.

See your : Doctor about your concerns they may refer you for vascular testing. You are rather young for this but it does happen. Better safe then sorry. ...Read more