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Cramps
Cramps?
Go Bananas.

Cramps, also known as 'Catch' are a response to a change in the blood distribution in the body. They happen when muscles receive insufficient supplies of oxygen-rich blood. In everyday oxygen-rich blood. In everyday life, they may occur due to strenuous exercise, a swim after a heavy meal, or in cold weather. Potassium, calcium and magnesium deficiencies are the chief culprits.

Menstrual cramps are common among younger women who haven't had children. Among diabetics, the problem could lead to life-threatening events such as strokes and heart attacks. Muscle cramps are an occupational hazard among writers, typists, pianists, tailors and seamstresses. Over-exertion in cold water may lead to swimmer's cramps and temporary paralysis. The victim may drown, if not rescued immediately. Nocturnal leg cramps usually affect older patients.

Prevention & treatment ::
Bananas contain a high level of potassium, which in turn improves blood circulation. Drink milk and get your daily dosage of magnesium. Mineral supplements also help. Exercise related cramps might be prevented by doing stretching exercises prior to strenuous workouts. Foot care is essential. Avoid tight-fitting shoes. Consult your doctor for more details.


 
 
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