Health Tip: Muscle Cramps
A muscle cramp can be caused by overexertion, the buildup of lactic acid, or a reduced level of electrolytes. Bbasic treatments include massage to improve circulation and overcome rampant nerve signals, rest to relax the musclere-hydration, and consumption of water, or half-water, half-electrolyte solution. Low levels of calcium, magnesium, and potassium often cause muscle cramps. If you experience muscle cramping regularly, it is most likely the result of an improper dietary regimen or mineral imbalance. Most people are already getting more than enough sodium in their diets. Muscle cramping is far more often related to lacking other minerals, especially potassium. When the body lacks sufficient potassium, the risk of cramping increases quite heavily.