11 Causes of Leg Cramps

11. Hypothyroidism

The thyroid gland is responsible for maintaining the basal metabolism, i.e. the metabolic processes that are active when we are at rest.  People that have a decreased function of the thyroid gland often report muscle tingling or cramping. Your physician might prescribe the substitutive therapy with thyroid hormones that should resolve this issue.

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About Dr Alex Grbovic 13 Articles
Dr Aleksandar Grbović is a medical doctor from the Belgrade University, Faculty of Medicine. He is passionate about promoting medicine by bridging the gap between the patient’s and doctor’s point of view. Currently working in the biggest Occupational Medicine Institute in Serbia and attending the Radiology residency program.

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