Definitions for "Muscle Cramps / Twitching"
Relationship to Dehydration"Excess sweating or dehydration can deplete minerals in the body - minerals that are important for good muscle function, such as sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus..."
The Condition"...Others have resorted to Botox injections which can be painful, expensive and offer only temporary relief, not to mention the possible bruising and drooping limp muscles from the Botulinum toxin..."
Recommendation Conventional Drug Avoidance"Medications such as diuretics or water pills can lead to cramping due to loss of sodium and potassium..."
The Condition"...When twitching is associated with other signs of a nervous system disorder, it can be more serious..."
The Condition"...John's wort or valerian in tea or tincture form provide a sedative effect on the nervous system..."
The Condition"...Similarly, in Huntington's chorea, the focus is not only on the display of characteristic involuntary muscle movements, but on the psychological states of apathy, irritability and mania that are experienced with this illness..."