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Treating Menstrual Cramps with Herbs by Katherine H. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:24pm I get menstrual cramps pretty much every month. Some months it's worse than others. And each time, I try to resist the urge to take painkillers like ibuprofin because I always get an upset stomach from them. I couldn't pull this off without herbs, however. There are two ways that I use herbs to tret menstrual cramps. The first way is by using ... Read on »
How to Prevent and Treat Muscle Cramps by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted Thu 17 Mar 2011 11:13pm It started out as a fun, 50-mile ride with several lengthy climbs. If you're not a cyclist, riding 50 miles probably doesn't sound like much fun. Climbing hills on a bicycle probably sounds like torture. In some respects, that's exactly what my training ride turned into. On the third serious climb of the afternoon, I began to cramp, ... Read on »
Homeopathic Remedies For Cramps by Sanjib S. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 22 Sep 2010 11:18am     Cramps are caused by too little oxygen to the muscles.  These spasms can be painful.  Cramps happen when laying in an uncomfortable position, dehydration in muscles due to excessive heat, overuse of muscles, pregnancy and lack of flexibility in your muscles. Mag Phos is the homeopathic remedy used during acute and sharp cr ... Read on »
Don’t Let Cramps Cramp Your Style by Davalos & McCormack. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 26 Jun 2008 9:05am The other night I was lying in bed minding my own business, honestly I was! When all of a sudden my calf muscle went into spasm and a searing pain shot through my leg. After whimpering pathetically I leaped out of bed, or perhaps it would be more accurate to say I stumbled inelegantly out, then hopped around. It’s not a pretty picture is it, b ... Read on »
Do You Get Leg Cramps from Smoking Weed? by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 26 Apr 2010 1:17am If you regularly smoke marijuana, and you’ve started experiencing leg cramps, you may wonder if there is a connection between the two. The truth is that there is no scientific evidence at all that suggests that there is a connection. With that said, however, marijuana and leg cramps can actually be connected if you use sound reasoning. ... Read on »
Causes of Severe Abdominal Cramps by itoldyouiwassick Posted Fri 22 Feb 2013 8:37pm Does your stomach hurt almost all the time? Chronic lower belly pain is so common these days, most people think it’s normal. It’s only when the abdominal cramps become severe that they begin to worry it could be something serious. Here are some common causes of abdominal pain. Constipation Constipation is a number one cause of chronic l ... Read on »
Cramping Your Style? by Marci L. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 11 Nov 2009 10:01pm Your body is composed of several different types of muscle. The most common is known as skeletal muscle. These are the muscles in your body that are under your voluntary control and work together to move your skeleton and your body as a whole. In order to prevent your muscles from cramping up, you have to understand what a muscle cramp is and ... Read on »
No stranger bond - 4 by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 12 Sep 2012 8:30pm (This is the fourth part of a short story No stranger bond. You can find the full story  here .) "Wheelchair!", shouted Masih at the entrance of the Gangabai Memorial Hospital. Three months had quickly passed since Shuja Mohammad was wheeled into the casualty. Shuja's fistula had matured11 by then and he was now on regular thrice weekly dial ... Read on »
Is there any way to prevent painful leg cramps in the middle of the night? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:12pm 1 Comment Cramping during sleep is usually due to an exaggeration of a normal muscle reflex. When you turn during sleep, you contract your calf muscles and stretch their tendons. This stimulates nerve stretch receptors in the tendon and sends a message back to the spinal cord, telling the calf muscles to contract. Sometimes, the muscles remain contracted ... Read on »
Using Malaria Medication for Leg Cramps is Risky by FDA Posted Thu 08 Jul 2010 7:39am Printer-friendly PDF (324 KB) People who use the drug Qualaquin to treat or prevent nighttime leg cramps may be at risk for serious and life-threatening reactions, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Qualaquin (quinine sulfate) is FDA-approved only to treat a certain type of m ... Read on »