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16 Aug 2007

Leg Cramps - connected to starch?
Mu husband has been having severe leg cramps in the upper leg, and we have noticed that it always occurs after he has eaten a lot of potato, either mash or potato chips (fries) . I have never heard of potato giving anyone leg cramps, but we have absolutely ruled out anything else. Has anyone else had these symptoms related to potato?
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear LesR
I must admit that I too have never heard that starch, esp in the form of potato can cause leg cramps. Generally cramps in the legs are caused by stiff muscles that can be counteracted by doing stretching exercises, or in some cases deficiencies in minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium and/or sodium. Finally severe spasms in the extremities could be indicative of poor blood circulation and require medical treatment.
I do hope your hubby stops having these cramps.
Best regards
DietDoc
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