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Why Do I Get Cramps At Night
Very common: The majority of leg cramps simply occur from muscle deconditioning and overstretch, mostly occurring at night, and respond to stretching "toes toward the nose". Rare causes: low calcium or magnesium, neuromyotonia, restless leg syndrome, some drugs, familial, multiple sclerosis, pregnancy, strenuous exercise and some very, very rare neuromuscular diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Itching: Itching usually gets worse at night. You need an evaluation with an allergist. You don't mention a rash, so i assume you do not have a rash. Eczema is notorious to cause itching, so does scabies, if you do have a rash. The causes for your symptoms are many, you need to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Headaches can be caused by a number of possibilities. These include hormonal fluctuations, dehydration, muscle tension, sinus/allergy issues, infections, migraines, tumors, and a number of other medical issues. Best to see your doctor to narrow the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Medical conditions, emotional or stress problems, life-style schedules, pregnancy or menopause, etc. Are possible. Even good things like exercise (too late in the day) can do it. Too large a meal too late can, and on and on. Troubling emotional associations from the past about bedtime too. Maybe a therapist can help you untangle it so you can sleep well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cramps: The cause of nocturnal leg cramps is often unknown, some causes: sitting for long periods of time, over-exertion of muscles, standing or working on concrete floors, sitting improperly, pregnancy, alcoholism, dehydration/electrolyte imbalances, parkinson’s, neuromuscular disorders, endocrine disorders (diabetes, hypothyroidism) and meds (diuretics, statins, beta agonists). ...Read more
Leg cramping: leg cramps can reflect a relative salt deficiency, or potassium deficiency, or calcium deficiency, or magnesium deficiency; extreme over use of muscles can result in nocturnal cramps too; it is unlikely you have a circulatory problem - try a bit more of the above minerals - natural sources are best. ...Read more
Stomaches: Stomach aches only at night suggest some indigestion or intolerance to food perhaps eaten at suppertime. Inflammatory problems like gastritis or peptic ulcer don't appear likely as symptoms are only in the nighttime. Gall bladder problems or simple indigestion are possibilities. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate you. ...Read more
Differences....: Everyone is a little bit different; some people will just feel nauseous but never actually throw up, someone else may be incredibly sensitive to smells that would normally not be offensive at all, etc. And each pregnancy may be different for the same woman as well. That is just how it is. ...Read more
Possibly BPPV: If the room spins for 30 seconds or so when you lay down or roll over in bed, it could be benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or bppv. Crystals in your inner ear can get disrupted and float where they don't belong. When hyou move a certain way it can make you dizzy. An ENT or physical therapist are your best bet for finding someone who knows canalith repositioning maneuvers. ...Read more
Abdominal pain: If the pain is in your upper abdomen, then it's possible your nighttime pain is related to acid reflux. There are many causes of abdominal pain, and require an exam by your doctor. With acid reflux, since you are lying flat in bed the acid from the stomach can flow up into the esophagus if you have a hiatal hernia or are prone to reflux. Certain foods make it worse, caffeine, chocolate, alcohol. ...Read more
See below: Night sweats: there are many potential causes to sweating at night. The term night sweats generally refers to excessive sweating at night related to a hormone imbalance. There is no one answer to explain the origin of sweating at night. Some common causes are: infection, some cancers, several medications, low blood sugars and a host of other less common reasons. Were going to focus in on the hormone imbalance commonly seen in menopause, although by no means limited to menopause. We have seen a common night sweats picture in the men with prostate cancer with elevated estrogen levels. Swelling often starts around your neck We generally start with saliva testing which allows us to identify what the hormone imbalance actually is and treat accordingly. When we don't start with saliva testing we very often get very good success with progesterone cream in the form of wild yam cream. There are many different preparations of wild yam cream on the market and often the preparation does not have enough progesterone cream to be effective. The above is the simple answer the better answer is to work with a healthcare professional who has experiencing natural hormone therapy. Will be happy to further discuss your issues with you in the concierge service. Go to: https://www.healthtap.com/dr-stevenfergusonmd ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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