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How to get rid of muscle cramps from diuretic?

How to get rid of muscle cramps from diuretic?

Be careful: This is not such an easy answer. When taking a diuretic you may have to supplemet with potassium. Low potassium can cause cramps. Make sure you are under a doctor's care as too much or too little potassium can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Diuretic (Definition)

By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more


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How to get rid of muscle cramps at night?

How to get rid of muscle cramps at night?

Let me try to help: Muscules cramps at night have many causes, we have to try to find the reason, if we can not her some view tips.Activities that might help prevent night leg cramps include, drinking plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration, wearing shoes that have proper support, stretching your leg muscles, or riding a stationary bicycle, for a few minutes before you go to bed.Good luck thanks. ...Read more

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How do you help get rid of muscle cramps in a calf muscle?

How do you help get rid of muscle cramps in a calf muscle?

Warmth get rid of it: Place towel in hot water then place them on your calf muscles while lying face down with muscles relaxed. Massaging the calf muscle also helps. ...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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How to get rid of muscle spasm or cramp in foot?

How to get rid of muscle spasm or cramp in foot?

Water: You should check to see how much water you are drinking. You should also see if you are getting enough potassium into your body. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of muscle knots that just roll when rubbed very painful been drinking lots of h2o muscles cramp easy?

What is the best way to get rid of muscle knots that just roll when rubbed very painful been drinking lots of h2o  muscles cramp easy?

Check electrolytes: Yea, check your electrolytes and also look into the activities you do that may lead to the muscle spasms. Work, sports etc can set you up for these problems. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of muscle cramp in the calf?

How do you get rid of muscle cramp in the calf?

Calf cramp: Calf cramps can be relieved with ice pack, massage, forced flexion (not extension), extra salt, extra calcium, extra potassium -- plus rest. ...Read more

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Sometimes when i'm sleeping at night i get these cramps on my legs like a muscle pull how do I get rid of this ?

Sometimes when i'm sleeping at night i get these cramps on my legs like a muscle pull how do I get rid of this ?

Bananas: Eat some bananas before bed. Of you are active it may just be a electrolyte imbalance. Try healthy food and see if it helps. Also plenty of fluid. ...Read more

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Usually after midnight my right leg get cold even at 20 degree celiceus . Muscle cramp at calf and hip it is terribly painful how could I get rid of?

Usually after midnight my right leg get cold even at 20 degree celiceus . Muscle cramp at calf and hip it is terribly painful how could I get rid of?

Leg Pain: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg as a result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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What should I do from a nutrition perspective to prevent muscle cramps?

Fruit and vegetables: Increase your intake of fresh and dried fruits, especially juices: high in potassium. For magnesium: green vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans and seafood. ...Read more

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Does eating bananas help prevent muscle cramps?

Does eating bananas help prevent muscle cramps?

Rarely: Cramping can sometimes be caused by low potassium. This is probably most likely to happen if you are taking a diuretic. Bananas have potassium, but not a lot of it. In order to replace the potassium you might lose from a diuretic with bananas you need to eat a few every day. If you are not on a diurectic, low potassium probably isn't an issue for you and bananas won't help. ...Read more

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How can I prevent post-exercise muscle cramps in my legs at night?

How can I prevent post-exercise muscle cramps in my legs at night?

Muscle cramps: Always warm up before exercising. Also do tip-toe exercises or massage your calves. Get good hydration during and after exercise ( gatorade or alike). Try tonic water or magnesium supplements. ...Read more

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What's the best way to prevent muscle cramps in my feet after exercise?

What's the best way to prevent muscle cramps in my feet after exercise?

Warm down.: Make sure you warm down after exercising at least for 1/2 the amount of time you took to warm up. For the feet and ankles, do gentle wall calf stretches and massage feet as needed. Also make sure you're wearing good footwear and stay hydrated! ...Read more

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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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How do I prevent muscle cramps. I cycle long distances and cramp earlier and more often than others who are similarly trained. ?

Hydration: Cramping is caused by a multitude of factors. Treatment can be controversial. Hydration is usually key. Depending on how long distances/intensity, you will likely need to replenish electrolytes also. ...Read more

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I'm currently getting muscle cramps any where I flex . Hand , legs , feet , even chest . How can i alleviate an prevent this from happening . ?

I'm currently getting muscle cramps any where I flex . Hand , legs , feet , even chest . How can i alleviate an prevent this from happening .  ?

Cramps: I see you list excessive sweating as a problem. If you sweat alot and are active you can lose salts. The most common two to cause cramps are potassium and magnesium. Drink fluids and try to increase both. If these cramps continue to be excessive and ongoing get checked by your doctor. ...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 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