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how long does illness after experiencing heat cramps last?

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Dr. Jacob Tal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Craning in pregnancy: Cramping of legs muscles is not an illness- it is rather common in pregnancy. The unpleasant sensation goes away in minutes and it can be shortened by chewing a few tums (calcium carbonate).

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A 33-year-old member asked:

If you get heat cramps, how do you feel?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
Tied, muscle pain: Heat cramps can result in intense tightening of the muscle for seconds to minutes and are often very painful. Immediate treatment involves resting the affected area, gentle stretching of the muscle (if possible) and hydration. Many, but not all, cramps are related to dehydration and/or sodium/potassium depletion. After cramps, many feel very fatigued, thirsty and those muscles become sore.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are heat cramps and can they be mild?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Heat "cramps" are the mildest of heat injuries. Please try to stay hydrated as even heat cramps are releasing probable harmful chemicals into you circulation.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are heat cramps like?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
Heat cramps: Painful, involuntary cramps, brief, intermittent jerks, due to electrolyte abnormality---.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What causes heat cramps?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
Heat,exhaustion: Dehydration, electrolyte abnormality like loss of potassium, calcium, magnesium, muscle break down.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What to do for heat cramps?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
Gradual practice: Cooling, hydration, electrolyte replenish--- when in hot humid weather, slow warming with all precaution, get your body accustomed.

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