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leg spasms

In the evening sitting in my chair(reclined sometimes) my legs have spasms. They go away after I eat a banana. I
was told it was because of low potassium(sorry if thats not spelled right). Is that it or could it be something else? Thanks for any help.
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Low potassium can cause leg cramps, and since they are relieved by eating a banana, I think this is your problem.  But now you need to find out why your potassium is being depleted.  It's usually thru BP medications that contain a diuretic.  If you are on BP medication then this is most likely the problem, and a doctor will usually tell you to eat a banana every day.  Mine had me on a potassium supplement, and then I switched to one without a diuretic.  Hope this helps.
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