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Natural treatments for Benign Fasciculation Syndrome

Benign Fasciculation Syndrome is also known for its short name BFS. This is neurological condition in which some muscles spasm and twitch uncontrollably. In the most cases are affected the muscles in the arms and eyelids. But there is not excluded the possibility to feel these symptoms in your feet and legs. These symptoms are continuing for extended periods of time. Causes of this disease could be: stress, new medications, alerted sleeping patterns, fatigue, pregnancy, bug bites, dehydration, nutrient deficiency, stings and others. There are many medications which are reducing the stress and anxiety which are cause for Benign Fasciculation Syndrome.

You should eat healthy food which is not allergic and will not cause you allergic reactions. When you are suffering from Benign Fasciculation Syndrome also is good to have everyday activities because it will help you to reduce your symptoms. When you are moving, then you are feeling worse symptoms than when you are resting or sleeping. It is very important for you to exercise regularly because it is helping to relief from the symptoms caused by this disease. Talk with your doctor about your symptoms and tell him or her how frequent they are. You should avoid the stress and anxiety as much as you can because if you are feeling nervous all the time, then you are making yourself riskier for chances to get Benign Fasciculation Syndrome.

What is important for you to know if you are suffering from this disease is to drink water regularly, do a lot of exercises, go on fresh air, make some test to be sure if you are allergic to some foods, cook your food with olive oil, eat fresh fruits and vegetables and have dead sea salt baths. Before you start using some of the home remedy and natural cures you should visit your doctor and ask him about the recommended remedies because in some cases some remedies can have side effects for your health. [1,2]

Natural treatments for Benign Fasciculation Syndrome


When you are having magnesium deficiency in your body, then you are increasing your chances to get Benign Fasciculation Syndrome [3]. You should be sure that your magnesium balance is stable. Eat fresh fruits every day and nuts. This element has taken part in over 300 chemical reactions in your body. Magnesium is vital for controlling the stress. Also it is keeping the balance of your energy. Many medical experts are recommending magnesium as natural remedy for treating Benign Fasciculation Syndrome. It will give you relief from the stress that you are feeling when you are having this disease. Also magnesium will give you relief from the other symptoms of Benign Fasciculation Syndrome.

Before you start using magnesium as your home remedy and natural cures treatment, you should be sure that you are not suffering from ALS or from other neurological diseases. Magnesium is good for muscle twitching. Also this element is known for its ability to relax the whole body. Fatigue, anxiety, stress and caffeine can be reason for your muscle twitching which is symptom of Benign Fasciculation Syndrome. Medical experts are recommending for their patients which were diagnosed with Benign Fasciculation Syndrome to use magnesium for reducing all the previous mentioned symptoms. In some cases when people were diagnosed with this disease, it was recommended to them to take 500 mg of magnesium at night. They did not consume caffeine at all. They have improvements in their health. Magnesium worked perfectly for them. But if this dose helped to some people, does not mean that will help you for sure. That is reason to talk with your doctor about the required daily intake amount.

In some cases magnesium has helped to patients when they mixed 3-4 magnesium pills with water and have drank this mixture. Also in some cases helped other mixture from magnesium and zinc. They were mixing the both elements and they have rubbed their muscles with this powder. You should eat food which is rich with magnesium such as yogurt, pumpkin, sweet potato, tomatoes, almonds, milk, fish, oat bran, banana, cashew nuts, spinach, peas, brown rice, dried figs and buckwheat flour. Magnesium is also recommended by people who work in organic stores. This element is effective home remedy and natural cures for muscle twitching. When you cook some of the foods which are rich with magnesium such as potatoes and tomatoes you should remember that they should be cooked with olive oil. Magnesium glycinate is one of the most easily absorbed forms of magnesium by the body. Also some of the most famous doctors are recommending using 400 mg magnesium oxide twice per day.

But as we said before you must ask your doctor to be sure if this home remedy and natural cure will help you, before you start using magnesium. Your doctor will tell you the right amount that you should take. Do not treat yourself on your own risk because not every time the remedy which has helped to someone can help to you. Also you can take the magnesium orally. It has helped to many people. When people are not consuming enough magnesium they are having problems with their health and in most cases this is the reason for Benign Fasciculation Syndrome. When you are consuming magnesium, then you can feel some kind of comfort because you are not feeling so much pain and twitching.

Dietary changes

Benign Fasciculation Syndrome also can be caused from sensitivity on foods and food allergy. This is reason to change your diet. You should limit your intake amount of dairy, gluten, wheat and other foods which can make allergies in your body and could cause Benign Fasciculation Syndrome. Try this home remedy and natural cures treatment to help yourself from all the symptoms caused by Benign Fasciculation Syndrome. In many medical cases it has shown that people stopped to eat allergic or sensitive foods such as eggs, gluten, dairy, wheat and other similar foods have reduced their muscle twitching. They are recommending to every patient who is suffering from Benign Fasciculation Syndrome to try this diet. They will notice that their health is much improved and also they will reduce the symptoms caused by this disease. You should try to eat foods which are gluten-free and sugar-free. It will help you a lot in your way to win against this disease. Also you should drink at least 3-4 glasses of water per day. This will help you also against this disease. You should avoid foods that can cause anxiety and stress to your nervous system. Also you should avoid drinking colas, tea, coffee and to eat chocolates. You should also walk for few miles. You can also swim or go to aerobics. These sports will help you to reduce your symptoms and also you will have better sleep at nights and more energy through the day. Also you should rest more than the period in which you were not having Benign Fasciculation Syndrome. Your body will need more sleep and more regular exercises. [1,4]Benign Fasciculation Syndrome

Sea salt

In the sea salt there is sodium which can transmit the information to your muscles and nerves. You should increase the intake amount of sea salt. This home remedy and natural cure will help your body to increase the communications on your nerves and also you will reduce the fasciculation [5,6]. Also you can add this salt when you are having a shower. It is helping a lot to people who suffer from Benign Fasciculation Syndrome. If you are having cramps and pain in the muscles, then you should use warm bath which will help you a lot to reduce the symptoms of Benign Fasciculation Syndrome. If you are listening to this advice, then soon you will feel better. Many of the patients which were changing their diet or have started using magnesium in their diet have felt improvements.

Also Benign Fasciculation Syndrome can be caused by dehydration. This is enough reason to consume the recommended water intake. Also you can use dead sea salt baths which helped to many patients diagnosed with Benign Fasciculation Syndrome. If you are feeling some pain in your muscles in the morning and if you are now willing to do anything, then dead sea salt bath is the right natural treatment for your condition. You should stay in the water for at least 20-30 minutes. If you are having problems with your muscles, then this natural cure is the perfect treatment for you. After you have finished the bath, you will feel much better than before. This home remedy and natural cure has bromine which is sedative for the central nervous system. It is giving you relief and is calming your nerves. When you will go to the bed, you will fall asleep immediately like you have taken sleeping pill. It is one of the best home remedy and natural cures for this disease.


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Hanan Marshal
Hanan Marshal
Hanan, a medical student (MBBS) having passion for writing and is very much interested in holistic living along with nature. He is very much interested in doing community service and watches anime and play PS4 during his free time. You can reach him through [email protected]


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