1. Age over 50 years.
Stepping on the age of the elderly, over 50 years, the risk of experiencing leg cramps at night increases with age
2. Pregnancy, especially in the third trimester
This can happen especially in the third trimester in pregnant women because of their condition, which experiences a decrease in the amount of minerals, calcium and magnesium at the end of gestation.
3. Chronic dehydration or electrolyte disturbances.
One of the causes of leg cramps is chronic dehydration. Dehydration is a lack of fluids in the body. The body's cells cannot coordinate properly, causing a disturbance in the electrolyte balance that regulates muscle contractions.
4. Drug use.
Someone who often takes certain drugs such as contraceptive pills, antipsychotics, high blood pressure medications, acid or steroid drugs can increase
5. Use of alcohol and caffeine
For those of you who often experience attacks like this, it is recommended that to avoid alcohol and caffeine, do regular stretching exercises and most importantly if an attack occurs, stretch your legs and can be followed by a warm shower and the water is directed to the part that hurts more or less 5 minutes.
If leg cramps at night often occur in your body and interfere with sleep quality, it is better to immediately do a self-examination to a Neurologist at Hermina Makassar Hospital.
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