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31 Jan 2003

LEG CRAMPS - MUSCLE
Hello CyberDoc, could you please advise what causes intense leg muscle cramps, only at night when sleeping?

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Sal
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01 Jan 0001

Sal, the most common cause is an electrolyte disturbance (sodium, potassium, magnesium, etc.), but it might also be due to a neurological problem or a problem with the blood flow in the legs. You can try taking a little extra salt and something like Slow K® and Slow Mag® for a week or so and see if it clears up. If it doesn’t, you will have to see your doctor. Good luck.
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