We've all been at least once in our life with the crap. Whether they woke us at night, making us confound with pain, whether they came after a sustained effort, the same discomfort is. But if their frequency is ever higher, it means something is going on in the body. What are the most common causes for the wheezing.
The first is dehydration. If you do not drink enough water as much as you need for the body, these muscle contractions will appear immediately. Be careful to drink at least 2 l of water a day.
If you have one mineral deficiency. An insufficient intake of sodium, calcium, magnesium or potassium leads to muscle cramps. Try to eat more raw vegetables, bananas, spinach, sweet potatoes. These are the foods that help you replenish the nutrients you lack.
If you are pregnant. Pregnancy increases the frequency of crutches, especially after the first trimester.
If you do sport at a very fast pace. When you hurry exercises, the impulses transmitted to the brain will have this effect.
The most exposed to muscle cramps are the active, hard-working (athletes), the overweight (extra pounds on the muscles) and those that have it poor blood circulation. The risk of suffering such spasms is also great elderly, in which case they are caused by atrophy of the muscles. And the state long in the chair, leg over the leg, and the wearing of the high heels favors the occurrence of muscle cramps.
Cramps do not require specific treatment, but if they are faecal and painful, a medical consultation is required. In some cases, they can hide neurological diseases, peripheral circulatory insufficiency or hormonal imbalances.
In active people, many liquids and mineral salts are lost through sweating. This affects the normal balance of electrolytes in the muscles, causing spasms. And calcium, magnesium and potassium deficiencies, minerals required for muscle, can cause the appearance of crutches. A diet rich in these minerals (dairy, cereals, fruits and vegetables) helps prevent muscle cramps.
Immediately after cramping, it is necessary to stop the activity. The contracted muscle should be masked until the discomfort disappears. If the muscle is painful at the touch, some cold compresses may be applied to help relieve it, and for relieving the muscle, warm compresses can be made to help restore blood circulation in the affected area.