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What causes leg cramps while your asleep?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Don't forget veins

As dr. Isobe rightly said, there are many things that can cause leg cramps.
However, venous insufficiency is a more common cause of leg cramps that calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium defiencies combined.

In brief: Don't forget veins

As dr. Isobe rightly said, there are many things that can cause leg cramps.
However, venous insufficiency is a more common cause of leg cramps that calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium defiencies combined.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Martin Raff
Sometimes common things are common. You may just have been sleeping soundly with a leg in an bad position and it cramped up.
Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many causes

Cramping is the result of muscles being irritated, and many times the trigger at night is stretching.
Prolonged working on legs; heavy exercise; low potassium, calcium, magnesium; venous valvular incompetence are common causes. Try stretching exercises, anti-inflammatory agents, ice massages, and if no relief, seek help of a phlebologist to evaluate your leg veins.

In brief: Many causes

Cramping is the result of muscles being irritated, and many times the trigger at night is stretching.
Prolonged working on legs; heavy exercise; low potassium, calcium, magnesium; venous valvular incompetence are common causes. Try stretching exercises, anti-inflammatory agents, ice massages, and if no relief, seek help of a phlebologist to evaluate your leg veins.
Dr. James Isobe
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Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine

In brief: Lots of causes

Leg cramps can be causes by dehydration, overuse, metabolic problems such as electrolyte disturbances and diabetes, and peripheral vascular disease.

In brief: Lots of causes

Leg cramps can be causes by dehydration, overuse, metabolic problems such as electrolyte disturbances and diabetes, and peripheral vascular disease.
Dr. Martin Linder
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