Possible Causes for Leg Cramp in USA

  • Restless Legs Syndrome
    Nocturnal Leg Cramp Leg Cramp

    Other conditions that can produce similar symptoms include: akathisia and nocturnal leg cramps.[1]

  • Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy
    Leg Cramp

    Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy is a genetic disease distinguished by the onset of ptosis, dysphagia, and weakness of voluntary skeletal muscles in elderly individuals. Choking, food regurgitation, and possibly life-threatening aspiration pneumonia are rare but important complications. Due to a lack of clinical…[2]

  • Alkalosis
    Muscle Cramp Leg Cramp

    Alkalosis describes a condition in which there is an excess amount of base or alkali in the body fluids and tissues. Metabolic alkalosis The manifestations of this condition are linked to the patient's history such as in cases with vomiting or diarrhea. Also, electrolyte deficiencies are associated with specific clinical…[3]

  • Hyperventilation
    Leg Cramp

    Hyperventialtion is an abnormally increased pulmonary ventilation, leading to abnormal loss of carbon dioxide from the blood.[4]

  • Tetany
    Muscle Cramp Leg Cramp

    Tetany is a disorder characterized by hyperreactivity of sensory and motor nerve fibres to stimuli.[5]

  • Methanol Poisoning
    Abdominal Cramps Muscle Cramp Leg Cramp

    Methanol poisoning results from accidental or voluntary ingestion of methyl alcohol, a compound used in the chemical industry and as fuel. Methanol is in no case suitable for consumption. Methanol causes inebriation similar to ethanol and patients may merely appear drunk, lose their inhibitions and become ataxic. At…[6]

  • Metabolic Acidosis
    Leg Cramp

    Metabolic acidosis is a metabolic state in the body where there is an increase of acid in the body fluids. Metabolic acidosis is also physiologically defined as the primary reduction in HCO3 ion concentration in the blood with a compensatory reduction in PCO2 ion levels while pH remains subnormal. Most cases of…[7]

  • Psychogenic Hyperventilation
    Leg Cramp
  • Acute Hyperventilation
    Leg Cramp
  • Cholesterol Ester Storage Disease
    Leg Cramp

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  1. Restless legs syndrome, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  2. Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy, Symptoma
  3. Alkalosis, Symptoma
  4. Hyperventilation, Symptoma
  5. Tetany, Symptoma
  6. Methanol Poisoning, Symptoma
  7. Metabolic Acidosis, Symptoma