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Can eating pineapple causes leg cramps?

Can eating pineapple causes leg cramps?

See below: Not sure have not heard that before. Check with a pharmacist or nutritionist. ...Read more

Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more


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Why would it be that when I eat an orange I get leg cramps during the night?

Why would it be that when I eat an orange I get leg cramps during the night?

??: I would not have any idea as to why this may happen
of course all individuals are different in how they respond to things
i would suggest that you refrain from eating oranges esp at night. ...Read more

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Drank a lot of orange juice over the last three days. Getting stomach cramps. Help?

Drank a lot of orange juice over the last three days. Getting stomach cramps. Help?

Find symptom's cause: Nausea may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems)., diet indiscretion. Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. Need eval? ...Read more

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I supplement with 100 mg potassium daily-- too much? When I eliminate it I get leg cramps.

I supplement with 100 mg potassium daily-- too much? When I eliminate it I get leg cramps.

Not too much: Potassium is usually dispensed as potassium chloride or potassium citrate. 100 mg usually refers to the weight of the salt. Physicians usually put patients on 10 to 20 meq
of potassium as a supplement if needed.

10 meq of potassium = 1, 080 mg of potassium citrate or
750 mg of potassium chloride. ...Read more

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I frequently have leg cramps a few days before my period. Should I be worried since it happens often? Should I ask my doc. For supplements or increase specific foods in my diet before my period? Sometimes these cramps wake me from my sleep when it's painfu

I frequently have leg cramps a few days before my period. Should I be worried since it happens often? Should I ask my doc. For supplements or increase specific foods in my diet before my period? Sometimes these cramps wake me from my sleep when it's painfu

Leg cramps: Hello. Some of my patients drink a cup of tonic water or club soda before they go to bed because of the quinine sulfate in these fluids. It is rare to find quinine sulfate pills over the counter (OTC). Some of these sound strange but work for some patients. Home remedies: eating 1Tbsp of mustard, drink apple cider vinegar, applying horse liniment etc. OTC magnesium is good for cramps AND sleep. ...Read more

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Can I take 400mg of vitamin E for Restless leg cramps in my legs? I have GERD will taking it increase acidity?

Can I take 400mg of vitamin E for Restless leg cramps in my legs? I have GERD will taking it increase acidity?

Vitamin E: I'm not sure of the strength of the clinical evidence showing effectiveness of Vitamin in RLS. However, regarding your question about Vitamin E and worsening of GERD, I have not been made adware of GERD exacerbation from 400 units per day of Vitamin E. That being said, being a fat soluble, vitamin E is best absorbed from the GI tract if taken with a meal containing some fat. ...Read more

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I have taken more than the perscribed dosage of my symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhalations, how long to get out of my system I am experiencing dry mouth, leg cramps, fatigue and increased salivation.

I have taken more than the perscribed dosage of my symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhalations, how long to get out of my system I am experiencing dry mouth, leg cramps, fatigue and increased salivation.

How much more?: Your symptoms don't make sense. Dry mouth and increased salivation? Inhaled corticosteroids can lead to dry mouth, but fatigue and leg cramps are less likely to be related unless you have severely overdosed on the steroid. Talk to the doctor who prescribed your meds. ...Read more

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What could symptoms of blurred vision, urination every 30-60 minutes, fatigue, dizziness, increased HR, thirst, leg cramps and leg numbness point too?

What could symptoms of blurred vision, urination every 30-60 minutes, fatigue, dizziness, increased HR, thirst, leg cramps and leg numbness point too?

Diabetes: I am an ortho surgeon so this is bit out of my realm but it sounds like you need a checkup with your family doctor ASAP. This set of symptoms sounds like diabetes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been getting a lot of leg cramps what can I do about it?

What to do if I have been getting a lot of leg cramps what can I do about it?

Cramping: Making sure that you are getting enough electrolytes such as potassium from bananas in your diet for one, as well as water. If the cramping continues I would see your pcp. ...Read more

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I have a problem with nightly leg cramps once or twice a night I awake with leg cramps

I have a problem with nightly leg cramps once or twice a night I awake with leg cramps

Hydration is: Key. Drink water before bed and throughout the day. Also, can be caused by a lack of electrolytes most commonly potassium and calcium. Eat a banana after dinner or some watermelon (fantastic potassium sources). Also calcium supplement. ...Read more

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For the last couple of nights, I have been getting leg cramps in 1 leg what can be causing the problem?

For the last couple of nights, I have been getting leg cramps in 1 leg what can be causing the problem?

Leg cramps: Sorry to hear that. Please contact your primary doctor tomorrow.
If it is really very painful today, please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
Hope things go well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my friend has been getting leg cramps a lot lately, I'm worried, what could be wrong?

Should I be concerned if my friend has been getting leg cramps a lot lately, I'm worried, what could be wrong?

Several things: Your friend may have lumbar spinal stenosis, mineral deficiency or a peripheral neuropathy. You should probably have your friend see her doctor. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from night time leg cramps in the lower calf. Remedies?

Yes: These types of cramps are usually inadequate dietary salt intake. Pregnant women can suffer from these as their body water increases leading a to a reduction in sodium in the blood. Increased dietary salt intake usually helps. ...Read more

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Been having leg cramps for a few days. Should I be worried about a clot?

Been having leg cramps for a few days. Should I be worried about a clot?

Probably not: Blood clots typically present with swelling in the affected leg. It is typically global swelling in the entire leg that has the blood clot. A blood clot can present as cramping, but this is less likely. To be sure, you would need to have a noninvasive ultrasound study of your leg veins to see if there is a clot. This can be performed at an emergency room. ...Read more

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Why do I get leg cramps just below my knee every night?

Why do I get leg cramps just below my knee every night?

# of reasons: Leg cramps occur because of tired muscles (standing long periods, workout), low potassium, venous insufficiency, peripheral arterial disease (pad), and the trigger may be simply stretching in bed. Try stretching exercises, ice massages to area of cramping. Evaluation of your leg veins by a phlebologist (physician who treats venous problems) may be next step. ...Read more

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If I am now currently experiencing sever leg cramps, is aldactone (spironolactone) causing this?

If I am now currently experiencing sever leg cramps, is aldactone (spironolactone) causing this?

Possible: Diruetics can cause loss off electrolytes and you should get some lab work done to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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I f I am experiencing leg cramps does that mean I have poor circulation?

I f I am experiencing leg cramps does that mean I have poor circulation?

Not necessarily: Cramps, tightness or "charley horses" during walking or activity might be intermittent claudication. This is a symptom common with pad. Cramps at night or during periods of inactivity that improves with walking is unlikely pad or poor circulation. Discussion with your physician may help further determine what the issue is. ...Read more

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Prevention for lower leg cramps, m having it from 2 months. I regularly go for jogging! ...

Prevention for lower leg cramps, m having it from 2 months. I regularly go for jogging! ...

Could be the shoes: It very well may be the shoes or it could be how you run. I would get an evaluation on your shoes and running style. Not everyone is built to run. You really do have to learn how to do it. Some people are just born runners. May need orthotics as well. See a Podiatrist for a work up. ...Read more

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I had a blockage in my leg 10 years ago, now im getting leg cramps alot. Should I be concerned? I was told I have periphreal arterry desease.

I had a blockage in my leg 10 years ago, now im getting leg cramps alot. Should I be concerned? I was told I have periphreal arterry desease.

Peripheral: Peripheral arterial disease results from deposition of cholesterol and calcium usually in the arteries of the abdomen and legs and can be a marker for more generalized disease affecting all of the arteries in the body - including the arteries on the heart and arteries going to the brain. Since you have had problems before with blockage in your leg, this has been going on for some time. A recurrence of cramps in your leg or legs, particularly if they come on with activity and fade with rest, likely indicates a new or recurrent blockage. A complete medical evaluation - history and physical exam - would be important. A vascular surgeon will likely be the best person to evaluate the circulation to your legs. Sometimes medical doctors - non-surgeons - specialize in care of patients with vascular disease. These doctors are often called angiologists. ...Read more

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I have fibro and UCTD but have leg cramps since I was 2yrs old. They happen in the cold. I have to wear sweats and sox or I pay. What causes this? Thx

I have fibro and UCTD but have leg cramps since I was 2yrs old. They happen in the cold. I have to wear sweats and sox or I pay. What causes this? Thx

Leg Cramps: Several things can cause- electrolyte (potassium) deficiencies, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus levels need to be checked. Certain vitamin deficiencies can cause it too. Trace minerals are also important. Lastly-- blood supply to affected part is important. Check with your doc ...Read more

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Had hip replcmt 5/28. Labs drawn to find cause of night leg cramps on 7/10 showed CK Total of 275. I am a 58 ys female. This is really high. Input pls?

Had hip replcmt 5/28. Labs drawn to find cause of night leg cramps on 7/10 showed CK Total of 275. I am a 58 ys female. This is really high. Input pls?

CPK: CPK is found mainly in the heart, brain, Liver, and skeletal muscle. Inflammation and injury to either of these Organs can increase CPK level. Your value is mild to moderately high, I recommend that you recheck it again and if it's elevated then your primary doctor should look for the cause. If this test was done right after the surgery it could be just due to surgical trauma. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have to nuropathy of the feet and I've been having leg cramps quite often lately this related and what I need to do. I have been eating bananas?

I have to nuropathy of the feet and I've been having leg cramps quite often lately this related and what I need to do. I have been eating bananas?

Neurologist: Get evaluated by a neurologist or a pain management doctor. Cramps can be a sign of neuropathy but may also be a sign of a different problem (electrolytes/blood salt for one).

Eating bananas help if it is due to low potassium. ...Read more

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What should I do about numb feet and leg cramps?

What should I do about numb feet and leg cramps?

Get an evaluation: I would suggest some blood work to check your chemistry and hormone levels, possibly an MRI of the lumbar spine to evaluate for pinched nerves, and then if necessary a nerve conduction test. ...Read more

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I'm having extreme leg cramps and feet cramps and also in some of my fingers?

Dehydration: Cramps can simply be from dehydration or fatigue. Things to worry about would be early neuropathy symptoms like burning and tingling as well as cramps. I would see your doctor and have some labs checked as well as a good neurological examine. ...Read more

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Legs Cramping (Definition)

Involuntary contraction of one or more muscle groups in the lower extremities. There are ...Read more