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Can leg cramps be a sign of a heart condition?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Dr. Rama Garimella
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Causes for Cramps

Addison's disease alcoholism or alcohol abuse cirrhosis dehydration diarrhea diuretics electrolyte imbalance flatfeet gastric bypass surgery hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) kidney failure chroniclead poisoning sarcoidosis muscle fatigue motor neuron problems oral contraceptives parkinson's disease peripheral artery disease pregnancy diuretics salbutamol statins type2 dm idiopathic causes.

In brief: Causes for Cramps

Addison's disease alcoholism or alcohol abuse cirrhosis dehydration diarrhea diuretics electrolyte imbalance flatfeet gastric bypass surgery hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) kidney failure chroniclead poisoning sarcoidosis muscle fatigue motor neuron problems oral contraceptives parkinson's disease peripheral artery disease pregnancy diuretics salbutamol statins type2 dm idiopathic causes.
Dr. Rama Garimella
Dr. Rama Garimella
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