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What Causes Calf Cramps At Night
Many: Not limited to men! usually fatigue. Could be due to medications taken. Diuretics exacerbate this by causiing low potassium, magnesium and perhaps low calcium. Poor hydration contributes to this. If one has poor circulation to the lower extremities (pvd), leg crams can occur. Sometimes we just don't know why they cramp. You may be helped by some meds. See your pcp and discuss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Irritation: Eyelid twitching is secondary to nerve or muscle fiber irritation. You do not need to treat it. That being said, it can be annoying. Try hot compresses for a few minutes, or, if you can, take aspirin, or aleve, (naproxen) or ibuprofen. Usually a single dose will stop the twitching in 30 to 40 min. ...Read more
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea, which is shallow breathing, alternating with awakening and gasping for air, can be associated with conditions such as restless leg syndrome. People with sleep apnea often have risk factors for diseases of the arteries, like peripheral arterial disease. Either way, you should have a thorough history and physical examination, by your doctor, to get you started on treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Circulation issue: Sounds like a problem with your circulation. When you stand up or walk, gravity assists in bringing blood through your legs and feet. When you sleep in bed, gravity isn't able to bring more blood to your feet which causes, amongst other things, muscle cramps. I would recommend evaluation by your primary care doctor. ...Read more
Several possibles: There are a couple types of movement disorders that occur mostly at night. One is a variant of restless leg syndrome, called periodic limb movements disorder of sleep. This can seem like kicking or writhing so might not be what you mean there are some other movement issues that could cause actual muscle twitching and smaller movements. If possible have a video taken to show doc or sleep eval. ...Read more
I have severe leg pain at night that wakes me sometimes... Not a cramp like achey pain. What causes this?
What is the possible cause of leg cramping? My dad experienced it lately at night and suffer painful cramp both legs. He's 59.
Vein trouble?: One of the most common symptoms associated with varicose veins and venous insufficiency. If you have leg cramps and veins that you can see in your legs, you would do well to see a vein specialist (phlebologist) for an evaluation. Treating your veins, if they are giving you trouble, can make a world of difference with leg cramps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SWEATING PROFUSELY: While sleeping your metabolism is at work and your sympathetic nervous system prevails over the parasympathetic ns. These are the signs of over stimulation of the ns. You will learn this in physiology class. ...Read more
Restless leg syndrom: Restless leg syndrome encompasses many issue: involuntary movement; crawling tingling feelings, and cramps. Deficiencies in magnesium, potassium are causes and may help, particularly if you take a "fluid" pill. Calcium may help too. But there are several medicines that work quite well that your doctor can prescribe, if you do have restless leg syndrome. ...Read more
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