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Can low sodium and chloride levels cause muscle cramps in leg?

I have low sodium and chloride levels. I think the low levels are causing severe cramps or spasms and weakness in my legs . What is the best way to replace the sodium and calcium levels without raising my blood pressure? I am taking blood pressure medication.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016
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Hi
Thanks for posting on HCM
muscle cramps could be caused by metabolic and ionic imbalances like low calcium, sodium, low magnesium and deficiency in some vitamins.
I will suggest advise you try the following:
-Take calcium/vit D supplements
-Eat healthy and balance and add a bit of salt to your diet
-Eat enough vegetables
-Remain hydrated
You will also have to get your BP checked always
Hope this will help
Best wishes
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