what causes muscle spasms


There are various conditions that can cause muscle twitching. The thing is with Mg is that it is in many of our vegetables, nuts etc., but not so much in our dairy produce.

Smooth muscle has the same basic contraction mechanism as skeletal muscle, though different proteins are involved. Prevention is the key to most skeletal muscle spasm episodes.

This is the start of cell degeneration with respect to too little Mg. Back to your question. A complete blood count (CBC) is a calculation of the cellular makeup of blood. These are very common and can affect any muscle. Vascular surgeons may be required to discuss treatment options for patients with peripheral vascular disease. Imagine seeing a bear in the woods; your heart beats faster, your palms get sweaty, your eyes dilate, your hair stands on end, and your bowels move, all because the sympathetic nervous system is activated. Rhabdomyolysis can lead to kidney failure. Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, may be associated with the loss of arterial pulse in the involved extremity.

Anyone who suffers from frequent or severe muscle spasms should speak to a doctor.

Muscle spasms are very common, and people do not usually need to worry about them.

I will keep you posted with the results of my research.

Causes…. This type of muscle is striated or striped with dark-colored muscle fibers containing large amounts of myoglobin, the protein that helps carry oxygen and light-colored fibers that have lesser amounts of the protein. I should consume more food with Mg. Oh yes, I am a vegetarian.

Your information could be the start of a radical change in my life, one I am very excited to pursue with vigour. If Ca is allowed into the cells and is not ushered out when its job is done, it will stay there and in the end kill the cell. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Examples include the following: The symptoms and signs of muscle spasm depend upon the muscle involved and the circumstances leading up to the spasm. Endocrinologists help control diabetes. Muscle spasms occur suddenly, usually resolve quickly, and are often painful.

Most people are at risk for developing a muscle spasm at one time in their life, from infant colic to kidney stones. Twitching involves small muscle contractions in the body. But now that I’m running my own business, and don’t even have the time to get out of my home, everything I eat sole depends on me now, and I’ve been encouraged to avoid processed meals at all cost, something my life depended on in the past.

It is found in a plethora of foods and is also often fortified in common foodstuffs by the food producers.

Charley horse, for example, is a term that people often use to describe spasms in runners’ calf muscles. These muscles are involuntary and are controlled by the unconscious part of our brain function using the autonomic nervous system. Food manufacturers will say that fortification of Ca is a good way of upping our Ca levels.

I can’t see how messing with the banana can make its mineral content higher though. It’s a good idea to have your vitamin D level checked before deciding on the amount to take.

This is due to modern agricultural practices compromising our soil with copious amounts of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides and inappropiate fertilizers.

It’s certain that I was Mg deficient, and I hope it never returns.

It may take trial and error to find the right medication in the right dose to control symptoms. Calcium and Bones – you have been misinformed! A muscle spasm is a sudden, involuntary movement in one or more muscles.

If nocturnal leg cramps are thought to be associated with a sleep disturbance, sleep studies might be indicated. Hubbie and I have been taking it for quite a while now.

Different forms of MS can follow variable courses from relatively benign to life-threatening. I am in my late 40’s and already in the 80% percentile for my age (so I’m in the top 20% of calcium deposits/coronary plaque in my heart).What are the top magnesium sources from foods?Also I watched a video about boiling cut up banana’s for 10 minutes then drinking the liquid as tea to be very high in magnesium and potassium. I had no idea that magnesium deficiency was the cause of so many different problems. Normal muscles produce a typical pattern of electrical current that is usually proportional to the level of muscle activity. Not to forget the 1 liter of water I take first thing every morning. “Probably the single most important property of magnesium in the body is its ability to act as a natural biological antagonist to calcium.

Twitching can occur after physical activity because lactic acid accumulates in the muscles used during exercise.

It is such a small molecule that it gets through the skin easily. Thanks, Kenny. Some of the rare yet serious conditions that can trigger muscle twitches include: Muscle twitching typically isn’t an emergency, but a serious medical condition may be causing it. Are you on a diuretic? They can happen in any part of the body, but they tend to affect the: Muscle pain, fatigue, and overuse are the most common causes of muscle spasms. These disorders are often related to problems with the nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord.

In effect, the muscle cell runs out of energy and fluid and becomes hyperexcitable, resulting in a forceful contraction.

Spasms may occur when a muscle is overused, tired, previously injured, or strained. It’s not what you think!

This is becoming a real problem. Tums are a prime example!

If you find your digestion goes the other way, you can change to Mg Chloride such as ReMag and topical applications are also another way of getting Mg into the body.

This often involves the eyelid, calf, thigh, or thumb. Wow, that’s a lot of Magnesium!

They are usually not a cause for concern. Imagine what happens if the heart muscle contracts but cannot release into relaxation.

This test only looks at less than 1% of the body’s total Mg. Insufficient stretching before physical activity. I’m sorry I did not reply earlier to your questions.

Do your own research.

Fish, on the other hand, has become my favorites.

You’re right; muscle spasms are unusual and it can be really hard to pin down WHY you’re having them. Perhaps you hadn’t thought of some of these body parts, especially the last one, but they can all point to one single deficiency.

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If there is concern about the potential for peripheral artery disease, tests of blood flow to the legs may be considered, including an ankle-brachial index (ABI) which compares blood pressures in the arms and legs and ultrasound and angiography (often using CT or MRI) to directly assess the blood vessels. It makes me so mad and at the same time saddens me as to the ignorance of the majority of MDs.


It will keep you in good stead for the rest of your life. (Take a look at the little video at the top right of this page.)

But first watch this short video about the cause of blood pressure.

Cramps anywhere in the body are debilitating and what’s more, will further deplete your Mg levels. Muscle spasms are not usually anything to worry about, but in some cases, they can be a sign of an underlying neurological health condition. Required fields are marked *. After reading your article I checked on a couple of other sites and found that for males 51+ years of age the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of Mg is 420mg.

The pharmaceutical industry has hyped it up so they can sell their ‘GERD’ drugs.

This is really hilarious!!!

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These names are based on the type of chemical that is used to transmit signals at the nerve endings.

Take a Mg supplement and watch your Ca intake. This can cause chest pain that may be indistinguishable from the pain of coronary artery disease (where plaque has accumulated and narrowed the arteries). Glyphosate and cancer – Monsanto found guilty! Healthline Media does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is an enzyme released into the bloodstream by irritated or damaged muscle tissue. Those living in colder climates are susceptible. Trapped nerves … Some MS symptoms can be treated with medications. Most muscle twitches go unnoticed and aren’t cause for concern. They are not taught it in medical school.

As for stomach cramp, it could be to do with digestion.

Sometimes, it can feel as though the whole muscle has cramped up and cannot move. It most often affects the arms, legs, and back. A bulging, tight muscle may be seen or felt underneath the skin where the muscle is located. If the body is under stress, it will cope with that stress by going into the “fight flight” mode. Mg is very depleted in our soils because of modern agricultural practices.

It’s quite scary what could be going on inside the body. If you don’t want to buy it, go onto youtube and you will find quite a few videos of Dr Fung explaining the process. To reduce the stress in your life, try relaxation techniques, such as meditation, yoga, or Tai Chi. Mg will improve circulation and has a great calming affect. Periferal Artery Disease (PAD) comes to mind. With our 37.2 trillion cells all needing Mg, to me it just makes sense that a depletion in this vital nutrient is bound to cause havoc throughout the body. Drugs are more lucrative for the pharmaceuticals and they will encourage their use for the sake of profits. CORONAVIRUS: UPDATED VISITOR RESTRICTIONS, INCREASED SAFETY MEASURES + COVID-19 TESTING.

Your body is telling you there’s something amiss.

That’s why so many of us suffer from calcifications in our bodies, not least our cardiovascular system. See a medical illustration of the foot plus our entire medical gallery of human anatomy and physiology, Muscle Cramps (Charley Horse) and Muscle Spasm Remedies. For patients with recurrent muscle spasm where the cause is not easily diagnosed by history and physical examination, testing may be necessary to give direction as to potential causes.

is an in depth look at the various Mg salts out there. I seem to spend a lot of time pretty stressed out, so I’m glad I found out that stress causes the body to use up a lot of magnesium. I have also suffered with cramp and not really taken much notice, after reading this i will deffo look into it.

Why do my joints crack?
Some spasms are more dangerous than others, a spasm of the heart for instance! Treatment depends upon the type of pancreatic cancer but may include surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy. Spasms of skeletal muscles are most common and are often due to overuse and muscle. Researching for yourself is the best way of finding out the truth and I’m gratified you’re doing just that.

You can then make informed decisions about your treatment and nutritional needs. Hi Mariah and it’s good to hear that your doctor was happy to advise you about magnesium. as i suffer in the evenings with this problem.

How long do they last?

This indicates a lack of Mg, the relaxation mineral.

Causes of Muscle Spasms are a mystery to many people but there is an answer to most muscle spasms or cramping problems.

Hi Rocio and thanks for your comment. How to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation – Part 2.

Have a look at this article about coronary calcium scans.

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