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Will taking magnesium supplements in the form of a multi

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Dr. Arnab Banerjee

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Posted on Thu, 20 Dec 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Will taking magnesium supplements in the form of a multi vitamin help with cramping and tightness in my calves?
                                                       
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Answered by Dr. Arnab Banerjee 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
yes, it'll be beneficial...

Detailed Answer:
Hello there,
Welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service...
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I can understand your concerns...

Well yes, magnesium supplementation will certainly be helpful for the muscle cramping and tightness in the calves. Please also drink a lot of water and electrolyte-rich fluids (i.e. Coconut water, Gatorade etc) throughout the day.

If despite this the symptoms persist then I'd suggest getting evaluated by your physician and get a few investigations done (i.e. Serum Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Urea, creatinine, FBS, PPBS, HbA1C, Vitamin D3 and B-12 levels) to look into it further.

Let me know if I can assist you further...
Wish you a good health...

Take Care
Kind Regards

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