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What causes severe cramps in lower part of legs at night?

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Posted on Fri, 15 May 2015
Question: I have started having awful cramps in lower part of both my legs and feet when i get into bed. I can't sleep with the pain and have to stand up and walk.
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Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
may be caused by vitamin and electrolyte issues

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to HCM.
These difficulties may be cased by low vitamin levels, especially b12 and vitamin D.
Also, low calcium and magnesium can lead to cramps as well. So you should try with mg and b12 supplements first. if there is no improvement, you should do mri of lumbal spine to rule out nerve compression in this area. Wish you good health. Regards
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Brief Answer: may be caused by vitamin and electrolyte issues Detailed Answer: Hi and welcome to HCM. These difficulties may be cased by low vitamin levels, especially b12 and vitamin D. Also, low calcium and magnesium can lead to cramps as well. So you should try with mg and b12 supplements first. if there is no improvement, you should do mri of lumbal spine to rule out nerve compression in this area. Wish you good health. Regards