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What Is The Cause Of Cramp
Dehydration : A long periods of exercise or physical labor, particularly in hot weather, may lead to muscle cramps some medications and certain medical conditions also may cause muscle cramps. The exact cause of muscle cramps is still unknown, but the theories most commonly cited include altered neuromuscular control dehydration electrolyte depletion poor conditioning. ...Read more
Prostaglandins: Blood and tissue passing through the cervix causes cramping, as does the prostaglandins that are elevated during menstruation. Ibuprofen is an anti-prostaglandin and is the best medication for cramping. Be sure to take 600 or 800 mg in order to ensure you are getting adequate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unprotected sex: Are you asking about the birds and the bees? The actual mechanics of (unprotected) sex? Artificial reproductive techniques (art) such as in vitro fertilization (ivf) can also "cause" pregnancy w/o sexual intercourse. Check out http://health.Yahoo.Net/experts/womentoday/mechanics-pregnancy. Bottom line, guy puts penis inside vagina & releases sperm, one of which joins female egg causing pregnancy. ...Read more
Many causes: As simple as not enough roughage and water or more complex with undiagnosed food allergens or candida/abn bacterial overgrowth. Go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you diagnose and fix the underlying problem(s) and give you relief. To start, add in a daily multi-strain probiotic like "florajen 3" and some magnesium oxide to get things moving. ...Read more
Muscle spasm: Hiccups are involuntary, spasmodic contractions of the diaphragm (muscle separating thorax from abdomen) and the muscles between the ribs. Hiccup bouts are caused by distention of the stomach from overeating, carbonated beverages, aerophagia (swallowing air while chewing). Other causes include sudden changes in GI temperature and alcohol ingestion. ...Read more
Diaphragm irritation: You can be reassured that they happen to almost everyone at some point, the most common cause is thought to be diaphragmatic irritation. Occasionally they can be very persistent and require medical treatment. ...Read more
Many causes: Paralysis may be congenital abnormality, infections like polio, auto-immune process like guillen barre; traumatic injury to head or spinal cord, poisoning like botulism, and cerebrovascular attacks/strokes, chemical poisoning like lead, vitamin deficiencies and whole lot more. ...Read more
Usually due 2 a temp: episode of dehydration alone or with electrolyte imbalance, hence GATORADE. This helps in consumed B4 exercise as well as during. Those that just happen like in bed or sometimes @ inopportune times. These R due 2 the same, but later after exertion of a specific muscle, common comes on with a stretch. Causes a sudden reflex 2 oppose the muscle. Happned 2 me in court once, jury had a laugh. SIGHHHH ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What we know: Migraine is inherited due to family genetics. We also are aware that sufferers are sensitive to external and internal triggers which set off glutamate receptors in the brain. The process results in electrical/chemical reactions in brainstem and ultimately parts of brain with release of a series of chemicals that cause pain and to a lesser extent blood vessel changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare and isolated: During the early weeks of pregnancy, the child’s fingers and toes form in a “mitten” of skin. By the end of the second month of pregnancy, the extra skin dissolves, and the fingers and toes should separate. Syndactyly occurs when the fingers and toes do not fully separate during development. Some forms of syndactyly are inherited, while others are sporadic, . Most cases of syndactyly are isolated ...Read more
Many causes: Hypotension can be caused by many causes - sometimes it is normal, other times by medications or metaboloic conditions such as low thyroid. Hypotension causing shock can be hypovolemic (from loss of blood), cardiogenic (heart function not working well), obstructive (pulmonary embolism causing blood vessel obstruction), or distriubutive (think sepsis, low adrenal function, anaphyaxis, toxins). ...Read more
Either: Caused by either hereditary genetic mutations or the following theories.A possible cell defect in the sutires themselves that leads to early fusion.When in the womb, the baby assumes an irregular position.If pressure was being put on the baby's head, the plates of bone in the skull might be pushed together & caused the sutures to fuse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cervical inflamation: Can be due to infections (stds) like chlamydia or gonorrhea, trichomonas, at times herpes. Non-infectious causes include iuds, diaphragms, latex condoms, & spermicidal lubricants. Have pcp/gyn check for infectious cause as, untreated, it can scar fallopian tubes & cause infertility. If std positive, have partner(s) treated too to prevent re-infection. Hpv as a cause is under debate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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