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Posted on Thu, 7 Feb 2019
Question: I am getting more and more back cramps that I feel when I make quick movements; I used to have leg tingling, probably due to my chronic kidney disease, but that has lessened greatly. I do take a lot of the supplement SAM-e, though I don't know that it affects me adversely. It definitely helps my mood. Anyway, it's the sudden back cramps that are my main concern.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Can be dehydration or electrolyte imbalance.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Back cramps most of the time occur for no known reason, and they're harmless.

Sometimes, it can be due to dehydration, muscle fatigue or electrolyte abnormalities. It is better to drink sufficient fluid and also see that your intake of electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium ) is sufficient. You can drink Oralyte for this.
Also these can be precipitated by lack of adequate exercise and hypothyroidism. You can get your levels checked and change the doses of synthyroid if required.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.

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I am getting more and more back cramps that I

Brief Answer: Can be dehydration or electrolyte imbalance. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. Back cramps most of the time occur for no known reason, and they're harmless. Sometimes, it can be due to dehydration, muscle fatigue or electrolyte abnormalities. It is better to drink sufficient fluid and also see that your intake of electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium ) is sufficient. You can drink Oralyte for this. Also these can be precipitated by lack of adequate exercise and hypothyroidism. You can get your levels checked and change the doses of synthyroid if required. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal.