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Leg cramps, ankle swelling. On healthy diet without salt, taking organic food, vitamins. Low levels of iodine and potassium cause for swelling?

HI- I M A HEALTHY 52YEAR OLD AND I EAT ORGANIC AND TAKE MOSTLY ORGANIC VITAMINS . I DON T TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS BUT ALL MY LIFE I VE SUFFERED WITH MY LEFT ANKLE SWELLING MORE THAN MY RIGHT ANKLE ESPECIALLY WHEN I HAD ADDED SALT TO MY DIET. SO OF COURSE I DON T SALT MY FAMILIES DAILY MILLS I TELL THEM TO ADD A LITTLE SEA SALT IF ITS NEEDED. WELL BEING I DON T EAT SALT I HAVE BEEN SWELLING A LITTLE MORE THAN NORMAL DO YOU THINK I M LOW IN POTASSIUM AND IODINE . MY GIRLFRIEND THAT IS A DENTIST TOLD ME THAT MIGHT BE THE PROBLEM. I GET LEG CRAMPS AND I DO TAKE CALCIUM , MAGNESIUM AND VITAMIN D.
Asked On : Thu, 12 Apr 2012
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Hello Caro,

Welcome here on HCM.
I do not think that the salt intake is the cause of your painless ankle swelling.
If salt was the case than you must have some otter symptom too.
I think your long sitting or standing is the main cause for the problem.
So when lying you try to keep your legs above your heart label.
Always avoid long standing as well long sitting.
If this does not help than get yourself physically examined by your GP.

Good luck.

Thanks
Answered: Fri, 13 Apr 2012
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