Muscle spasms are a common symptom which can be associated with a range of different health conditions. If you experience this as a symptom, then you should make an appointment with your doctor to establish the cause, especially because there are so many different health conditions which can cause them.
Depending on the range of symptoms you experience together with muscle spasms, it can be indicative of a range of different health conditions which might point to things like inadequacies in your diet (for example certain minerals such as salt) or it can point to more serious conditions which need immediate treatment and attention such as muscular degeneration or arthritis.
Taking a closer look at some of the potential causes for muscle spasms and their associated symptoms can often times help you to narrow down what could be wrong.
Here are 8 unusual causes of muscle spasm that it’s important for you to know about and report to your doctor if you experience it as a chronic symptom.
Dehydration can be one of the most common causes of experiencing muscle spasms, and if you are dehydrated it can start to affect your health the moment it happens – and it might even lead to much more serious consequences such as an increased risk of a stroke or heart attack.
Other signs and symptoms of dehydration can include difficulty swallowing, a dry throat, a high-grade fever and muscle weakness – of which muscle spasms will happen due to a lack of vitamins and minerals lost through the process of becoming dehydrated.
It’s usually recommended that people should drink eight glasses of water per day in order to stay hydrated, but there are a few different factors which can change this number including the size of the glass, the person’s body weight and which rate they’re dehydrating due to their environment or activity level.
Drink as much fluid as your body is telling you.