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    What causes muscle cramps at night?

Posted on Wed, 25 May 2016 in General Health
Question: Hi, I have a friend who has cramps at night .He explains that his whole body cramps.he does drink and he does live in the sub tropics.He also says his family has a history of ms.What are your thoughts?
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
The symptoms are likely to be due to MS

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Muscle spasms can be an early sign of Multiple sclerosis (MS) and since he already has a family history, he should get himself evaluated by a neurologist. Based on the findings physical and occupational therapy should help in providing relief.

The following links should be helpful for him:

Feel free to write back in case of further queries.

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