Cramps at rest are very common, especially in older adults, but may be experienced at any age, including childhood. Rest cramps often occur during the night. While not life threatening, night cramps, commonly known as nocturnal cramps, can be painful, disruptive of sleep, and they can recur frequently. The actual cause of night cramps is unknown. Sometimes, such cramps are initiated by making a movement that shortens the muscle.
A muscle that involuntarily contracts is in a spasm. If the spasm is forceful and sustained, it becomes a cramp. Muscle cramps often cause a visible or palpable hardening of the involved muscle. It then becomes very painful to continue to use that muscle and you will most likely have to stop and stretch.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 7.6 million deaths globally each year are caused by cancer; cancer represents 13% of all global deaths. As seen below, lung cancer is by far the number one cancer killer.
The National Cancer Institute says, by the end of 2012 there will have been 226,160 new lung cancer diagnoses and 160,340 lung-cancer related deaths in the USA alone.
Some of the symptoms of lung cancer are, a cough that doesnt go away and it gets worse over time. Chest pain that doesnt go away. Coughing up blood. Feeling short of breath, weeing, and also getting sick with bronchitis and pneumonia a lot.
Muscle cramps are common in adults and become increasingly frequent with aging. However, children also experience cramps of muscles. Stretching before and after exercise or sports, along with an adequate warm-up and cooldown, to prevent cramps that are caused by vigorous physical activity. Good hydration before, during, and after the activity is important, especially if the duration exceeds one hour, and replacement of lost electrolytes can also be helpful. Excessive fatigue, especially in warm weather, should be avoided.
A muscle cramp is an involuntarily and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax. Almost everyone experiences a muscle cramp at some time in their life. There are a variety of types and causes of muscle cramps. Most muscle cramps can be stopped if the muscle can be stretched. Muscle cramps can often be prevented by measures such as adequate nutrition and hydration, attention to safety when exercising, and attention to ergonomic factors.
The biggest factor to lower your chances of getting lung cancer is smoking. The sooner you stop smoking the better. Smoking sufficently decrease the health of your lungs in many different ways. Also try to stay away from second-hand smoke. Another way to lower your chances is to check your home for Radon. This is a colourless odourless gas that can seep through walls.
Lung Cancer is the growth of unhealthy tissue in one or both lungs. The tissue normally grows in the passages that air passes through.
Instead of turning into healthy lung tissue it turns into tumors. Benign tumors do not spread, they stay in the same place.
Tumors get bigger and bigger and prevent the lung from providing the bloodstream with enough oxygen. Malignant tumors spread to other parts of the body through the lympatic system or through the blood stream.