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What increases my risk for fasciculation?

A deficiency in your diet, intense exercise, stress, or too much caffeine can increase your risk of fasciculation. Certain drugs, such as diuretics, corticosteroids or estrogens may have also cause muscle twitching as a side effect. Because the most common causes of muscle twitching are stress or strenuous exercise, you may experience occasional muscle fasciculation if you are an athlete. Damage to the muscle's nerve may be the cause. Also, you will probably experience fasciculation if you have been diagnosed with Lou Gherig's disease, any form of muscular dystrophy, or spinal muscular atrophy.

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