How to stop muscle twitching


Muscle twitching is the stimulation of nerves which results to contraction of muscle fibers.

Muscle twitching can as well be called muscle fasciculations.

Difference between muscle spasms and muscle twitch
Muscle spasms and muscle twitching are both involuntary contraction that occur in the muscles.

Muscle twitching is  a short lived involuntary contraction felt in the muscles which may not necessarily cause much pain but could cause
discomfort.

While muscle spasms is an involuntary contraction in muscle that usually cause great pain and discomfort to the patient.

Causes of muscle twitching

1. Accumulation of lactic acid during strenuous exercise
2. Consumption of caffeinated drinks and other stimulants can lead to muscle twitching
3. Stress and anxiety can cause muscle twitching
4. Nicotine: smoking cigarettes and tobacco can lead to muscle twitching. So if you are a smoker and you experience this condition, it is highly recommended you cease or reduce the intake of cigarettes.
5. Muscle twitching may occur as a result of reaction to some drugs which may subsides ones you finish the medication.

Home remedies for muscle twitching
Muscle twitching can be cured by adjusting one's lifestyle. Follow the following home remedies.

1. Balanced diet

Eating a more balanced diet is a must for everyone who experiences muscle twitching.

Ensure your meals are loaded with the six classes of foods such as protein, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, fats and oils and water.

Nonetheless, selecting healthy and nutritious food ingredients is essential. Examples consuming plant fats like soy oil, or flaxseed oil is far more nutritious than eating or cooking with animal fats like butter or even margarine.

When selecting carbs to cook it is preferable to reduce it the quantity of the selected carb but load it with more of fiber.

2. Take dietary supplement

Consuming vitamin B Complex such as thiamine, biotin, riboflavin, folic acid and others are very effective against muscle related issues.

In also magnesium and zinc supplements have been reportedly effective against muscle twitching. So consume them regularly.

3. Exercise regularly
Regular exercise is very important for the health of your muscles. Exercising strengthens the muscles and makes it free from pain.

Frequent exercising will help to  keep the muscle relaxed and free from regular contraction. However,etc your exercise be moderate with interval resting.

4. Get enough sleep

Getting enough sleep isn't just about the duration of time but the quality of the sleep. If you find it difficult sleeping try as much as possible to avoid caffeinated drinks. Sleeping is a good way to relax your muscles.

5. Stay hydrated

Drink water regularly, carrying bottle of water can help increase the amount of water you drink. Take sips of water from the can at small intervals. It will help to hydrate your muscles and get it relaxed.

Research showed that dehydration is one of the causes of muscle twitching. So you don't want that to happen to you.

If your twitching persist, it is good to meet your doctor. Most muscle twitching are caused by underlying health conditions.

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