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Muscle cramps bad on new water pills. Eat banana to void it?

Muscle cramps bad on new water pills. Eat banana to void it?

It could help: Muscle cramps or weakness. If you take potassium supplements, be sure that you are taking your potassium supplement correctly, if prescribed. Contact your doctor if these symptoms persist. Or you could helped with banana. ...Read more

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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I have problems with muscle cramps all over my body. I stay hydrated and have even taken potassium pills and eat bananas and still can't stop them.

I have problems with muscle cramps all over my body. I stay hydrated and have even taken potassium pills and eat bananas and still can't stop them.

Other possibilities: Other mineral problems can cause muscle cramps, not just low potassium. Have a full blood panel done including magnesium levels. Some medications can cause muscle cramps as a side effect; for example, statin medications to lower cholesterol can do this. There can be other disorders of the muscles themselves, inflammatory conditions, even low thyroid may cause your symptoms. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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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 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?

Muscle cramps: can occur for many reasons. Check your electrolytes ( sodium and potassium ) as you may be over diluting your blood serum ( and intersticial fluids) with excessive water intake ( this is why sports drinks were invented) ...Read more

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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 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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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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What are the causes of muscle cramps and should I drink water?

What are the causes of muscle cramps and should I drink water?

Muscle cramps: Dehydration has always been thought of as being a cause of cramping. However there is increased thought that changes in neuromuscular control rather than electrolyte imbalance and dehydration as more convincing. ...Read more

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I drink plenty of water but I have severe muscle cramps in my legs every night. Why?

I drink plenty of water but I have severe muscle cramps in my legs every night. Why?

You might have: Restless leg syndrome, a neurological disease. Also cholesterol meds can cause leg cramping your thyroid and some electrolytes could be checked as well finally your footwear and standing a lot may be the problem. ...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