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Posted on Fri, 16 Dec 2016 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I'm an alcoholic and I am experiencing a charly horse cramp in my left leg, cramps and muscle contractions both R&L hands. Is there a chance that this is due to a vitamin deficiency?
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Riboflavin deficiency

Detailed Answer:
Hi there.

Thanks for the query.

Alcoholism causes Vitamin B deficiency along with Riboflavin such is Vitamin B2.

Patients with Riboflavin deficiency develop muscle camps in the calves.

Avoid alcohol, smoking, caffeine. Drink 2-3 litres of water daily. Drink Lemonade daily. Take Neurokind LC tablet or a tablet that contains Vitamin B complex and L Carnitine, twice a day for 2 months. These are over the counter medicines.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

Regards,

Dr. Aashish Raghu
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