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

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

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How to prevent or stop these sudden painful leg cramps?

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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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
Once
Wear support stockings
Daily
Check cholesterol medications
Once
Exercise
30 Min, Daily, forever
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What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night, and what can I do to prevent them?

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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What to do or what to drink for leg cramps?

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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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

Have your iron level checked
Once
Take medication as prescribed
Once
Reduce caffeine intake
Once
Quit smoking
Once
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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

Take a hot bath
once every night
Exercise
daily
Massage
weekly
Avoid caffeine
daily
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I keep getting leg cramps up to 4 times a day, I keep drinking, lost weight and my vision is blurry?

I keep getting leg cramps up to 4 times a day, I keep drinking, lost weight and my vision is blurry?

Get a blood test.: Its not normal to have leg cramps, being thirsty all times, losing weight and blurry vision..Need to have your sugar and electrolytes checked asap. New onset of diabetes is a possibility. ...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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