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Question by  Zeke (45)

What are the causes of leg cramps?

I get leg cramps a lot.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

If your potassium level is too low you will be prone to leg cramps. Too much exercise when you're not used to it can do the same. If you stretch your muscles the wrong way they can cramp.


Answer by  axl (12)

Causes of leg cramps include: Low levels of minerals such as Potassium, vitamins such as Vitamin D and over-exercise syndrome. Many medications also include leg cramps as a side effect. Statins are particularly well-known for this undesirable side effect.


Answer by  cathybellejones (309)

While increased activity or muscle stress can cause leg cramps, most generally the cause is a lack of pottassium. Some people prefer to take supplements for this but it can be easily remedied by eating bananas and drinking orange juice. Other juices are helpful too.


Answer by  daintysabrina (148)

There are many possible causes of leg cramps. They range from anything as simple as a lack of potassium in your blood to something as serious as a blood clot, which can result in a stroke or heart attack. Over exertion of your muscles can lead to leg cramps as well.

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