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Suggest treatment for night leg cramps

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Dr. Grzegorz Stanko

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Posted on Wed, 9 Sep 2015 in General Health
Question: how can I get ride on nightly leg cramps?
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Magnesium and Potassium supplementation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Leg cramps are usually caused by ions deficiency (especially Magnesium and Potassium). Therefore, Magnesium and Potassium supplementation is the best way to get rid of night leg cramps.
You should also avoid coffee and caffeinated drinks.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
Regards.
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