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Can I treat muscle cramps with creatine?

Can I treat muscle cramps with creatine?

Muscle cramps: Creatine monohydrate supplements can enhance muscle metabolism and may prevent the development of muscle cramps in patients undergoing hemodialysis for kidney disease . In healthy individuals, high creatine levels may cause numerous unwanted effects. Rather than using it for muscle cramp treatment, engage in proper workout routines which minimize cramps. Consult a doctor before using creatine. ...Read more

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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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Can taking creatine can cause kidney failure, high blood pressure, and muscle cramps?

Can taking creatine can cause kidney failure, high blood pressure, and muscle cramps?

Yes: Creatine can be an effective part of an aggressive strength training program, but you have to use it carefully. You don't simply take it and wait to get stronger, you have to put in the extra work that it allows you to do. The biggest mistake people make with creatine is to not hydrate properly and when they don't - cramps and kidney failure can occur. ...Read more

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How can I treat muscle cramps?

How can I treat muscle cramps?

Muscle spasms: If there is not a underlying disease that causes the cramping it can be treated with hydration, electrolyte replacement, use of magnesium oxide. ...Read more

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I have muscle cramps at night in the calf and it is extremely painful. Is there any way to treat this.

I have muscle cramps at night in the calf and it is extremely painful. Is there any way to treat this.

Yes: First, see your physician for a thorough history and physical examination. If other diagnoses have been ruled out( blood clots, gastroc muscle strains, etc.) than certain medications can be very helpful.Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Can valerian tea be safely used to treat muscle cramps associated with dengue fever?

No: Valarian emerged in the 16th century as a helpful herb for sleep, anxiety, & stress but it has not proven to be of use for dengue, alias "break bone fever" so called for the power of the shaking chills sometimes experienced with the illness. Avoid Aspirin for muscle cramps (already risk of bleeding with dengue) & use tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain & fever instead. Massage & fluids will help muscle cramps. ...Read more

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What can be done for muscle cramps?

What can be done for muscle cramps?

Stretch, hydrate: Muscle cramps causes are not always well understood. A regular stretching routine of the muscles that cramp can help. Make sure you are hydrated well, drinking at least 64 oz. Of water daily. You need to add in electrolyte-containing beverages if a heavy sweater, particularly during exercise. Quinine has been shown to help some and is most easily found in tonic water. Try 1-2 glasses/day. ...Read more

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Why do I keep having random muscle cramps?

A possible cause: One of the most common symptoms of varicose veins and venous incompetence is leg cramps. As much as 65% of the time, people with varicose veins will have leg cramps. Although there are many other possible causes, as others have said, if you have any visible veins in your legs, you should see a venous specialist (phlebologist) for help. Tired muscles or an an electrolyte imbalance can be a cause. ...Read more

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What are the causes of muscle cramps and how do you eliminate them?

H20: Make sure you are getting enough water.. Also consider a banana as that helps. ...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