Toxin ( like mercury & lead poisoning ) & pH value
Alcohol Abuse & Dehydration
Each ion is necessary for our body within narrow limits, due to alcohol abuse or any other reason we experience dehydration, which affect the concentration of ions in our body as mentioned on OADE wellness & Healthline.
Draining of potassium due to alcohol abuse or any other possible reason results in muscle cramps and dizziness, sometimes it may cause faintness also.
Deficiency of Mineral & vitamins
Minerals like magnesium, potassium and vitamins like B1, B5 & B6 is one of the most common cause of leg cramps.
Ancient Minerals mentioned shed light on some great points regarding when you require more magnesium in your diet.
Carbonated drinks, sweet foods, tea and coffee on a regular basis can cause deficiency of magnesium in your body. Sugar products not only contains zero level of magnesium, but it also cause the excretion of magnesium through the kidney.
Medicine net told, the precise role of muscle spasm due to lack of Vitamin B1, B5 & B6 is still unknown.
Pregnancy – in later stages
Strain on leg muscles due to the extra weight of pregnancy make leg spasm more vulnerable.
Especially in later stages of pregnancy as weight increases in later stages.
Fatigue muscles and swelling of tissues
As mentioned on NHS, Due to excessive strain placed on muscles of the legs, such as when cycling or following a workout plan for the legs and thighs, while may cause the muscles to spasm certain times.
Toxin & pH value in Body
High or low pH or substrate concentrations in the blood or high level of toxic elements like mercury and lead, can cause these muscle spasms in the legs.
How to Prevent from Leg Cramps
Calf stretch & Daily foot exercise, but don’t stand or sit with crossed legs for a long time.
Have a Warm bath before hitting the bed.
..Or You can try some of the Remedies for Leg cramps which we already covered in our post. If you have any other way to prevent yourself from Charlie horses or how to get rid of leg cramps let us know in the comments.