Our expert says:
I think it would be prudent to see a medical doctor about the severe cramps you suffer from, just to make sure that there is not an underlying physical problem. Most South Africans do not easily develop a salt or sodium deficiency, unless they have kidney problems, because the western diet is so rich (too rich in many cases) in salt. Other nutrients that may affect muscle contraction are: potassium, calcium and magnesium. Ask the dr to test for these minerals. If you should be deficient in any one of these minerals, the dr will prescribe the necessary supplements.
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