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How does potassium help prevent leg cramps?

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And that old advice about eating bananas for leg cramps? It’s true. The potassium helps. You might also add multivitamins with magnesium and zinc

From: Leg Cramps WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Nocturnal Leg Cramps."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Nocturnal Leg Cramps."

Cleveland Clinic: "Nocturnal Leg Cramps."

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine: "Leg Cramps at Night."

UC San Diego Health System: "Medicines Used to Treat COPD."

Lancaster General Health: "Leg Cramps, Nocturnal."

Mount Sinai Hospital: "Nocturnal Leg Cramps."

Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide: "Leg Cramps."

Allen, R. , August 2012. American Family Physician

Kolata, G. “A Long-Running Mystery, the Common Cramp.” , Feb. 14, 2008. The New York Times

Maugh II, T. “The FDA warns against using quinine for leg cramps.” , July 8, 2010. Los Angeles Times

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 4, 2018

SOURCES:

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Nocturnal Leg Cramps."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Nocturnal Leg Cramps."

Cleveland Clinic: "Nocturnal Leg Cramps."

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine: "Leg Cramps at Night."

UC San Diego Health System: "Medicines Used to Treat COPD."

Lancaster General Health: "Leg Cramps, Nocturnal."

Mount Sinai Hospital: "Nocturnal Leg Cramps."

Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide: "Leg Cramps."

Allen, R. , August 2012. American Family Physician

Kolata, G. “A Long-Running Mystery, the Common Cramp.” , Feb. 14, 2008. The New York Times

Maugh II, T. “The FDA warns against using quinine for leg cramps.” , July 8, 2010. Los Angeles Times

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 4, 2018

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