A 20-year-old male asked:

I'm currently getting muscle cramps any where i flex . hand , legs , feet , even chest . how can i alleviate an prevent this from happening . ?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Cramps: I see you list excessive sweating as a problem. If you sweat alot and are active you can lose salts. The most common two to cause cramps are potassium and magnesium. Drink fluids and try to increase both. If these cramps continue to be excessive and ongoing get checked by your doctor.
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