• Gwen Gwen
    May 13, 2009
    my legs ache from the knees down. can you tell me why
    Gwen Gwen
    May 13, 2009

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    May 15, 2009
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    May 15, 2009

    There's no way to really know without a doctor's exam.  Aching legs can be caused by a number of different things.  A couple of things that may cause aching legs are vitamin/nutrient deficiencies and circulation problems. 

     

    Although several different vitamin/nutrient deficiencies can result in leg aches, two of the most common are calcium and potassium. Dairy foods and leafy green vegetables are the excellent sources of calcium.  And here's a link to a list of foods high in potassium:  http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com/food/potassium-foods.htm

     

    If you smoke, have a history of heart disease, or anything else that might result in circulation problems, you should definitely see your doctor to see if there is any link to your aching legs.

     

     


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