December 02, 2017, 22:05
If you’ve never had a seizure, chances are you’re remarkably healthy. However, not everyone is so lucky, most people at least once in their lives, but experienced this acute unbearable pain.
What is a spasm?
A muscle cramp (muscle spasm) is an involuntary contraction of a muscle that is accompanied by severe pain. The muscle becomes firm, dense, its shape changes. After a severe cramp, pain may persist for several days.
Most often, cramps occur in the calf muscle, muscles of the back and front of the thigh. A little less reduces the muscles of the foot, arms, abdomen.
Why does a seizure occur
Dehydration, strenuous exercise, thyroid problems, low sodium or potassium levels — these and other reasons can cause seizures. However, most often muscle spasms occur against the background of magnesium deficiency, an extremely important trace element for health.
The fact is that magnesium is involved in the transmission of nerve impulses to muscle cells and helps to relax the muscles. With a magnesium deficiency, the muscle fibers are constantly in a tense state, and the muscles overloaded with stress begin to contract involuntarily over time, which causes convulsions, which often make you want to cry.
Sources of magnesium
Pay attention to your diet. It must contain magnesium-rich foods: broccoli, greens, wholemeal bread, sprouted wheat, bran, rice, buckwheat, barley groats, beans, peas, almonds, nuts, dried apricots, chocolate, potatoes, bananas, pumpkin seeds, sunflower, etc.
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