What causes leg cramps (aka Charlie Horse)?

Answer These muscle cramps can have many possible causes including hormonal imbalances, dehydration, low levels of potassium or calcium in the blood, side effects of medication, or, more seriously, diseas... Read More »

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Why do I get cramps and sometimes Charlie Horse, when I eat?

Not sure. Bananas are one of the fruits that can cure just about anything, most popular fruit.Maybe it's not the bananas, just combined with other ingredients, and it's probably what else is in the... Read More »

What causes a Charlie Horse and how to prevent it?

A charlie horse is a cramp in a muscle. Basically, a group of muscle cells decides that they are going to contract, so, just like flexing a bicep, they all tighten up. This can be caused by lack ... Read More »

Charlie horse.... help!?

Sometimes muscle cramps are caused by a potassium deficiency, so eating or drinking something with potassium will help. Staying well hydrated, and stretching your muscles will also help prevent cra... Read More »

What causes leg cramps during sleep?

Also known as Rest Cramps. Especially in older adults, cramps at rest (often during the night) are very common. Rest cramps may be experienced at any age, however, including during childhood. While... Read More »