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Can potassium help with leg cramps?

Related Topics: Leg, Potassium, Cramps
 

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Low potassium is usually a sign of muscle weakness. Leg cramps are mostly caused by dehydration, low magnesium, or low blood calcium. The best treatment for cramps is to rehydrate and replenish your electrolytes, possibly with chicken or beef broth.

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