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What causes severe leg and hand cramps at night?

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Dr. Grzegorz Stanko

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Posted on Wed, 8 Jul 2015 in General Health
Question: Severe nightime leg cramps and daily hand cramps. Solution?
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Try Magnesium and Potassium supplementation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Leg and hands cramps are very often caused by ions deficiency (Potassium and Magnesium). Therefore good solution is Magnesium and Potassium supplementation. You should also avoid coffee intake. If this wont help, you should consult neurologist.

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