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Dr. Bernard Seif
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How long does it take after drinking a cup of Gatorade to help with leg cramps?

Dr. Bernard Seif
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How long does it take after drinking a cup of Gatorade to help with leg cramps?

Gatorade is full of: sugar and artificial colors. You are better off using club soda. Even better is to see the doc and have your magnesium level check. Leg cramps are often associated w/low magnesium. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Legs Cramping (Definition)

Leg pain can be due to a muscle cramp (also called a charley horse). Common causes of cramps include: * Dehydration or low amounts of potassium, sodium, calcium, or magnesium in the blood * Medications such as: o Diuretics, which can cause you to lose too much fluid or minerals o Statins, which lower cholesterol and can cause muscle injury * Muscle fatigue or strain from overuse, too much exercise, or holding a muscle in the same position ...Read more


Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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How to prevent or stop these sudden painful leg cramps?

Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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How to prevent or stop these sudden painful leg cramps?

Fluids.: Make sure that you have a full amount of water in your system. You can also drink gatorade, for electrolyte replacement, and, stretch the affected muscles. Hopefully, that will do the trick for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
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What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night, and what can I do to prevent them?

Dr. Carlo Hatem
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What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night, and what can I do to prevent them?

Many possibilities: Restless leg syndrome usually causes such symptoms in the evening and bedtime. Poor circulation has to be considered. Certain medications, low potassium levels, other conditions as well should be considered. Talk to your internist or sleep physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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What are the causes of leg cramps and how can you prevent/cure them?

Dr. Payam Rafat
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What are the causes of leg cramps and how can you prevent/cure them?

Many causes: Common causes of cramping include rigorous exercise, side effects to certain prescription medications, and calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night? What can I do to get them to stop? How can I prevent them from re-occurring?

Dr. James Dukelow
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What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night?  What can I do to get them to stop?  How can I prevent them from re-occurring?

Hydration: Night cramps in the legs are usually caused from an electrolyte imbalance. Some things to consider are getting proper hydration and electrolyte balance established. And also make sure you are doing enough stretching. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Smith
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What to do or what to drink for leg cramps?

Dr. Edward Smith
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Walk, minerals: Assume the following: no serious nerve damage or arterial obstruction to the limb, then try calcium-magnesium-potassium tablets which can be highly effective (be sure to use lots of fluids when taking). Sometimes you may have to get up & walk it out, massage it out, or passively exercise the cramped muscles. Warmth may help--avoid overheating the limb. ...Read more

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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How can you prevent leg cramps from occurring at night?

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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How can you prevent  leg cramps from occurring at night?

Diet: Stop sugar. Take a supplment of calcium and magnesium from the health food store. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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What to drink during my workout so that i don't get leg cramps later on at night?

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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What to drink during my workout so that i don't get leg cramps later on at night?

Energy drink: Avoid dehydration and use an energy drink such as gatorade. ...Read more

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Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
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I started drinking gavilyte-c a couple of hours ago and am having moderately bad leg cramps. Is it from dehydration? Is this something concerning?

Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
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I started drinking gavilyte-c a couple of hours ago and am having moderately bad leg cramps. Is it from dehydration? Is this something concerning?

May be : Your leg cramps could be do muscle spasms or electrolytes imbalances and circulations problems between other causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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How to deal with leg cramps after vigorous work . I mean what should be taken and does drinking glucose is a good thing to deal with cramps.

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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How to deal with leg cramps after vigorous work . I mean what should be taken and does drinking glucose is a good thing to deal with cramps.

Make sure you are : Well hydrated. Water is good. Too much glucose is not good at all. If anything electrolytes need to be replenished. ...Read more

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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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