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Can fasciculation be prevented?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Fasciculation can be difficult to prevent, as it can occur because of factors out of your control. For instance, the severe problems that cause muscle twitching like Lou Gehrig's disease and other neurological disorders are seldom of a known cause themselves; sometimes they are passed down genetically through family members. Similarly, some medications can cause involuntary but harmless muscle twitching as a side effect. However, there are some factors you can control in order to prevent future fasciculation, including: maintaining a diet with a balance of vitamins and minerals, managing daily stress, getting adequate sleep, exercising moderately, and limiting your intake of caffeine. These steps allow you to prevent your muscles from becoming strained or weak.

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