Li Yanyu said that you can prevent calf cramps in the middle of the night by drinking plenty of water, exercising regularly, drinking milk before going to bed, keeping your feet warm, and stretching your calves before going to bed.

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[Health Channel/Comprehensive Report] Many people have experienced calf cramps in the middle of the night. Doctors pointed out that past studies have shown that factors such as age, insomnia, chronic diseases, and calcium deficiency are related to calf cramps in the middle of the night.

He recommends preventing middle-of-the-night calf cramps by drinking plenty of water, exercising regularly, drinking milk before going to bed, keeping your feet warm, and stretching your calves before going to bed.

Li Yanyu, director of Renyi Boai Rehabilitation Clinic, posted on his Facebook fan page "Dr. Li Yanyu's Rehabilitation Chat Room" that some patients suffer from calf cramps when they sleep at night due to the cold weather, which is excruciatingly painful.

He said that this is also a problem that many people will encounter. In the past, literature has pointed out that calf cramps in the middle of the night may be related to factors such as increasing age, short sleep time, insomnia, smoking, chronic diseases, unemployment, and calcium deficiency. Explain cause and effect.

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Li Yanyu pointed out that studies have shown that exercise, stretching, and drugs (magnesium, calcium ion channel blockers, muscle relaxants, or vitamin B12) may be effective in preventing calf cramps in the middle of the night, and stretching and ankle back exercises can be used for acute attacks. song.

Li Yanyu suggested that the following five methods can be used to help prevent calf cramps in the middle of the night:

● Stretch your calves before going to bed.

●Adequate water intake: body weight (kg) x30c.c.

●Exercise regularly.

●Keep your feet warm.

●Drink a glass of milk before going to bed.

Stretch your calves before going to bed.

(Picture taken from Li Yanyu's Facebook page)

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