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2. Illnesses Associated with Carpopedal Spasms

Severity and frequency are the distinguishing features of carpopedal spasms, as opposed to more common muscle contractions and spasms, and they can often be traced back to a specific ailment. Sometimes, the spasms are the result of a deficiency in electrolytes or thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism). Other causes include Celiac disease and acute hyperventilation syndrome (HVS). In many of these cases, the spasms are caused by low calcium levels.

Carpopedal Spasms Underlying Deficiency Nutrients Moyo Studio / Getty Images
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