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How To Get Rid Of Muscle Cramps From Diuretic
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
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
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
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
Can high dose diuretics cause severe muscle cramps, low iron and low iron saturation? Can any docs explain?
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?
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
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
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
How do I prevent muscle cramps. I cycle long distances and cramp earlier and more often than others who are similarly trained.?
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
I hav persistent water retention on face ever since I developed pcos. Will use of bcps alone help me get rid of it or will I hav to use diuretics also?
Have stage 4 breast cancer, retaining lot of water from chemo drugs, along with water pill, what's the quickest way to get rid of all the extra water?
Ask your oncologist: Fluid retention is typically not caused by chemotherapy (with rare exceptions). Are you taking a steroid pre-medication? This is often the case when taking Taxanes like Docetaxel or Paclitaxel. In that case fluid retention should go away as soon as you stop steroid use. If chemo like Docetaxel is causing you increasing amount of swelling, ask you oncologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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
What to do if I get muscle cramps once in awhile in my feet on what to do if a muscle cramp starts?
Rest and stretch: Rest from the activity you are doing that causes the cramp, and then stretch the foot in a manner to relieve the cramp. Often this means gently but consistently pulling the toes back to stretch the plantar aspect of the foot. ...Read more
What to do if I am 66 years old. Female. I get severe muscle cramps in my legs-calves-when I get up in the mornings.?
I sleep 13 hours at night, drink a lot of water, eat very little (1 meal a day) and I'm never hungry and I get muscle cramps a lot. What is wrong?
I get muscle cramps on my leg while getting up in the morning. How do I stop them from occurring?
See your PCP: For evaluation, labs and diagnosis followed by the appropriate treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
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