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Doctor insights on: Pickle Juice And Leg Cramps

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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

Dr. James Isobe
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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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What to do or what to drink for leg cramps?

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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Can you please tell me why eating a banana or drinking oj seems to cure night time leg cramps?

Can you please tell me why eating a banana or drinking oj seems to cure night time leg cramps?

Helps potassium: Those foods hekp increase potassium (k) levels. Some people can get cramping with minor fluctuations in serum/circulating k levels, and when they get replenished, the cramping improves/resolves. ...Read more

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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

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I have severe leg cramps in calves and knee area at night I drink plenty water and take no chol meds. I have a L5 problem. No thryoid disease.

I have severe leg cramps in calves and knee area at night  I drink plenty water and take no chol meds. I have a L5 problem.   No thryoid disease.

I would make : Sure your circulation is okay perhaps thru arterial dopplers and if okay consider taking magox 400mg this is a magnesium supplement sold without prescription. ...Read more

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Back pain, nausea, leg cramps, feet numb & tingling, bloated stomach ,acne uncomfortable to sleep, weight gain, always drinking & etc. Am I OK?

Back pain, nausea, leg cramps, feet numb & tingling, bloated stomach ,acne uncomfortable to sleep, weight gain, always drinking & etc. Am I OK?

A VARIETY OF SYMPTOMS: HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON. IF YOU HAD ALL THESE FOR WEEKS OR MONTHS, PLEASE SEE YOUR DOCTOR. DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICINES? ...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