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does your potassium have to be mild or moderately low to have bad leg cramps throughout the day? my doctor is not open to call. im trying to eat a lot of fruits and veggies like broccoli to help and it has eased symptom of cramping some still

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Leg cramps: Sometimes the serum potassium can be normal but the intracellular potassium( we can't test for this)may be low. Other causes of recurrent or frequent leg cramps are deficiencies of calcium and magnesium. Your pharmacist can recommend a magnesium supplement to try. If no improvement, get blood tests.

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