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What is the relationship between leg cramps and pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Likely None

Probably no relationship.
Pulmonary hypertension patients take diuretics (water pills) which can deplete potassium and magnesium; low levels of these can cause leg spasms/cramps.

In brief: Likely None

Probably no relationship.
Pulmonary hypertension patients take diuretics (water pills) which can deplete potassium and magnesium; low levels of these can cause leg spasms/cramps.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
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In brief: Diuretics?

Oneof the mainstays of treatment for pulmonary hypertension, as dr.L milstone said, is diurectics.
These can certainly can an electorlyte imbalance that could cause leg cramps.

In brief: Diuretics?

Oneof the mainstays of treatment for pulmonary hypertension, as dr.L milstone said, is diurectics.
These can certainly can an electorlyte imbalance that could cause leg cramps.
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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology
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In brief: Swelling

Should the pulmonary hypertension result in leg swelling, that my trigger leg cramping.
Dr. Milstone mentioned some possible causes of cramping, and also consider venous incompetence which can be evaluated with an ultrasound study of the leg veins.

In brief: Swelling

Should the pulmonary hypertension result in leg swelling, that my trigger leg cramping.
Dr. Milstone mentioned some possible causes of cramping, and also consider venous incompetence which can be evaluated with an ultrasound study of the leg veins.
Dr. James Isobe
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