Las Vegas Bariatrics Blog
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Often weight loss surgery patients will call in and ask, What can I take for leg cramps?”
Online informational sites can be daunting and flooded with mis-information that gastric sleeve patients may feel overwhelmed or cautious to follow. While it is important to always consult your bariatric surgeon or nutritionist when facing any complications after bariatric surgery there are many things you can take for leg cramping, calf cramping, even eye twitches after weight loss surgery.
This uncomfortable issue is most likely due to an imbalance of your electrolytes aka your minerals. Leg cramps can typically last from a few seconds to up to 24 hours.
Causes for leg cramping.
Sometimes the leg cramps are caused by an underlying health condition, situation or activity such as.
Ways to treat leg cramping after gastric surgery:
Increase your magnesium supplementation. Magnesium rich foods such as Avocados, Almonds and Legumes are a wonderful source of magnesium and potassium. Adding these food groups to your daily food intake is essential to assist in balancing your bodies minerals to aid in muscle cramping.
Hydration is key! Most leg cramps can be due to dehydration. Making sure your daily water intake is up to par is a great way to reduce any leg cramping after gastric surgery.