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My boyfriend gets terrible cramps in his calves that go away almost instantly once he eats a banana. What exactly are these pains?

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Dr. Ester Kwok
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In brief: ?low potassium

Bananas are a source of potassium. Among many other causes, muscle cramping can occur when there is low potassium.
If blood tests confirm low potassium, then his doctor may undergo further testing to find out the cause for the low potassium.

In brief: ?low potassium

Bananas are a source of potassium. Among many other causes, muscle cramping can occur when there is low potassium.
If blood tests confirm low potassium, then his doctor may undergo further testing to find out the cause for the low potassium.
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