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Does Alcohol Plays A Role In Increasing Or Worsening Muscle Cramps
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
When I plays sports after a while my I have full body muscle cramps and when this happens I get extremely cold?
Hyperventilation: It is difficult to diagnose a specific condition without a full exam (history and physical). However, your symptoms are commonly seen with hyperventillation. You can alleviate them by breathing into a brown paper bag. When you do sports, try to slow your breathing down, this might help as well. ...Read more
Hydrat/gater/k+: You need to keep well hydrated as you sweat water a lot, you also loose imp electrolyts and deplead glycogen and sugars. So gatorade i feel is best, can't stand the taste of powerade, also banannas for potassium. K+ is the crampings main culprit. Do it like the nfl, they get a shot every time they leave the field, don't wait until ur dehydrated, 2 late. Continuous intake. Studies = cold/warm same. ...Read more
Muscle cramps: Possibly infection, usually viral especially if that's been present for a short period of time. If it's been going on for a while, you will need to discuss it with your doc and a work up might be suggested. ...Read more
Appropriate cooldown: Always cool down after working out. Don't sit; walk around and keep your muscles moving as they cool off. Stretch thoroughly, slowly, and gently. After you have cooled down, you can use cold heat rubs, massages, and hot tubs to try to minimize soreness and cramping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretching: Maintenance of normal tissue through stretching and massage; eat a high carbohydratre meal 2-3 hours before exercise. Also ingest adequate fluid, carbohydrates and electrolytes. There are no proven strategy for prevention of exercise induced cramps but regular muscle stretching and maintaining good posture might help. ...Read more
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