A 55-year-old male asked:
can leg cramps be a sign of a heart condition?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 33 years experience
Causes for Cramps: Addison's disease
alcoholism or alcohol abuse
gastric bypass surgery
hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
motor neuron problems
peripheral artery disease
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Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Possibly, but: It is more likely to be potassium deficiency or other things. But you are right to be cautious and for a man in middle age "better safe than sorry" sounds right to me. So, see a doctor for a good cardiovascular checkup - it could be pad (peripheral artery disease) and an early treatment plan could save your life. Be well.
4856 viewsReviewed Dec 22, 2020
Last updated Dec 22, 2020
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