Why actually reduces leg cramps at night? Tell the doctor Evdokimenko

Leg cramps usually occur at night. This unpleasant condition. Moreover, sometimes the legs reduces so much that then the pain can not fall asleep for a long time, but still can not understand why this is happening?

Dr. Evdokimenko
Dr. Evdokimenko

What do the doctors say why reduces feet?

Very often, doctors scare their patients, saying that the cramps in the legs - is a serious phenomenon that requires a complete examination of the body. The most frequent diagnoses, which place in the event that brings the legs, it is:

  • Osteochondrosis. This symptom of osteochondrosis is really the place to be, but very rarely.
  • Flatfoot. When flat feet sometimes brings his feet, but in a very small percentage of cases.
  • vascular sclerosis. Cramps in the legs - one of the rare symptoms of vascular sclerosis.
Magnesium
Magnesium

In fact, 70% of the legs reduces due to lack of magnesium.

This is the first and most fundamental reason, which can handle a very simple way, by taking magnesium preparations and entering in the diet of foods rich in this element.

What foodstuffs much magnesium?

This is the most simple products, which are present on the table for everyone. Just do not forget to eat every day:

  • potatoes;
  • bananas;
  • bitter chocolate;
  • oatmeal;
  • red beans.
And most of all magnesium - in pumpkin seeds and spinach.
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Eat healthy foods! Photos from the site http://v.img.com.ua/

What else are common causes of cramps in the legs?

Furthermore legs magnesium deficiency reduces from calcium deficiency and lack of vitamins of group B.

Since the human body absorption of calcium is not everything is easy. Very often this element is simply not absorbed into the blood than is caused by a deficiency.

These foods rich in calcium!
These foods rich in calcium!

Why is calcium is not absorbed?

The fact that most of the calcium contained in compounds having a slight solubility in water. And for its assimilation requires the correct operation of the liver and the gastrointestinal tract. At low acidity, which occurs in the use of certain drugs in elderly people with diseases of the stomach, calcium is absorbed very poorly. Therefore, to make up the deficit, you must first remove the interfering factors.

About calcium preparations that help with cramps in the legs, read here. Taking drugs should be only after consultation with your doctor.

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The picture from the site Yandex. Pictures

So, summing up

Most often, leg cramps are a lack of magnesium. In second place - calcium deficiency. On the third - the lack of vitamins of group B.

B vitamins contained in multivitamin complexes, as well as in large amounts in beef liver, eggs, dairy products, legumes, soy milk, bananas, spinach.

Interview with Dr. Evdokimenko, where he explains how to identify the symptoms of what is lacking in the body when driving legs

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