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  1. cramping

    A cramp is a sudden, involuntary, painful skeletal muscle contraction or overshortening associated with electrical activity; while generally temporary and non-damaging, they can cause significant pain and a paralysis-like immobility of the affected muscle. A cramp usually goes away on its own over a period of several seconds, or minutes. Cramps are common and tend to occur at rest, usually at night (nocturnal leg cramps). They are also often associated with pregnancy, physical exercise or overexertion, age (common in older adults), in such cases, cramps are called idiopathic, because there is no underlying pathology. In addition to those benign conditions cramps are also associated with many pathologic conditions.Skeletal muscle cramps may be caused by muscle fatigue or a lack of electrolytes such as sodium (a condition called hyponatremia), potassium (called hypokalemia), or magnesium (called hypomagnesemia). Some skeletal muscle cramps do not have a known cause. Motor neuron disorders (e.g., amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), metabolic disorders (e.g., liver failure), some medications (e.g., diuretics and inhaled beta‐agonists), and haemodialysis may also cause muscle cramps.Cramp definition is narrower than the definition of muscle spasm: spasms include any involuntary abnormal muscle contractions, while cramps are sustained and painful. True cramps can be distinguished from other cramp-like conditions. Cramps are different from muscle contracture, which is also painful and involuntary, but which is electrically silent. The main distinguishing features of cramps from dystonia are suddenness with acute onset of pain, involvement of only one muscle and spontaneous resolution of cramps or their resolution after stretching the affected muscle. Restless leg syndrome is not considered the same as muscle cramps and should not be confused with rest cramps.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cramping in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

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    The numerical value of cramping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  1. Shawn Khodadadian:

    Although stomach gurgling can be completely normal and part of healthy digestion, if accompanied by symptoms, this should be looked into a little bit closer, for example, excessive gurgling together with cramping, abdominal pain and possibly nausea and vomiting may be a sign of an obstruction in the bowels.

  2. Daniil Medvedev:

    First of all I can say thank you to all you guys because your energy tonight gave me the win, if you were not here I would probably lose the match because I was so tired, I was cramping yesterday and it was hard for me to play.

  3. Scott Sullivan:

    It can get worse and worse over time. ... It can cause bowel problems, diarrhea and cramping.

  4. Pina LoGiudice:

    The first thing is definitely magnesium. That will actually help with restless leg syndrome or if you have any low back cramping, calcium is quite wonderful because ... your body will cause more aches and pains because you're trying to build your baby, and so you yourself become deficient. Acupuncture is phenomenal and safe for those low back pains or sciatica or that neck stiffness.

  5. Gregg Berhalter:

    When we go down to those countries and it’s 90 degrees and 90% dew point and it’s unbearable humidity and guys are getting dehydrated and cramping up and getting heat exhaustion, that’s the nature of our competition.

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