Heart Rhythm Community
Leg cramps and PAD
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to heart rhythm issues, arrhythmia, irregular heartbeat, implanted defibrillators, pacemakers, and tachycardia.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Leg cramps and PAD

I am 61 years old, have a family history of severe heart disease, but I have a very healthy diet and have lived longer than two of my siblings (one died at 45 and the other one at 54,) and the remaining one has had a tripple bi-pass.

I do have some blockage 40% in one and 20% in another artery.  Something I read at the Dr. office this week is leg cramps can be the beginning stages of PAD.  I have had little muscle "jumps" in my legs since 2002 and the past year I have had leg cramps at night.  I take Coral Calcium Plus (2,000 calcium) and one 99 mg of Potassium Gluconate and I don't have the cramps, but if I miss a couple of doses of it I start getting them again.  I am glad that this works, but could it be PAD?  Is there something else I should be doing to reverse the PAD if that is what it is?
Related Discussions
612551_tn?1247839157
I assume your are referring to Peripheral Artery Disease (I think I've got it right).  Your symptoms sound like it is possible, get it checked by your doctor...suppose it isn't an emergency, but given you family history, maybe it is.

Good luck.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
996946_tn?1385991151
Blank
LindaTX uploaded a new photo
10 hrs ago
1236893_tn?1394988190
Blank
gymdandee commented on  Things Killing Your ...
11 hrs ago
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar commented on  Things Killing Your ...
15 hrs ago
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1423357_tn?1373023915
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
1569985_tn?1328251082
Blank
DeltaDawn23
Ann Arbor, MI
86819_tn?1378951092
Blank
Bromley
995271_tn?1312416925
Blank
itdood
PA