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What is the connection between leg cramps and pulmonary hypertension?
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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Unrelated
Pulmonary hypertension is increase in the pulmonary artery pressure, resulting in shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, cough, and may have ankle swelling.
Cramping in leg muscles is seen with venous incompetence often associated with ankle swelling. The two different disease process can cause ankle swelling, and that may contribute to the cramping.

In brief: Unrelated
Pulmonary hypertension is increase in the pulmonary artery pressure, resulting in shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, cough, and may have ankle swelling.
Cramping in leg muscles is seen with venous incompetence often associated with ankle swelling. The two different disease process can cause ankle swelling, and that may contribute to the cramping.
Dr. James Isobe
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Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree
In brief: PH and Leg Cramps
Patients with pulmonary hypertension (ph) are prone to swelling prompting the use of water pills (diuretics) that can produce leg cramping.

In brief: PH and Leg Cramps
Patients with pulmonary hypertension (ph) are prone to swelling prompting the use of water pills (diuretics) that can produce leg cramping.
Dr. Charles Burger
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: None
Leg cramps are not part of the typical symptom complex that pulm HTN patients experience.
Most common is shortness of breath, chest pain and faint. Many pulm HTN patients are treated with water pills called diuretics which may lower potassium and magnesium levels causing leg cramps.

In brief: None
Leg cramps are not part of the typical symptom complex that pulm HTN patients experience.
Most common is shortness of breath, chest pain and faint. Many pulm HTN patients are treated with water pills called diuretics which may lower potassium and magnesium levels causing leg cramps.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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