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Why do you get cramps when you drink water during exercise?

Why do you get cramps when you drink water during exercise?

Drinking too much: If you mean "stomach" cramps it may be because your drinking too much at one time. Make sure you have hydrated throughout the day before exercise. Drink 8 ounces over the hour before exercise then drink an ounce (good mouthful) every 15 min during. Eating properly - 3 balanced meals per day- are important too. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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When I drink water from a bottle that is at room temp, I become nauseous & sometimes get mild stomach cramps. This doesn't happen with cold water. Why?

When I drink water from a bottle that is at room temp, I become nauseous & sometimes get mild stomach cramps. This doesn't happen with cold water. Why?

Ulcers, possible: If you have black bm's , or throw up coffee ground like stuff, you need a prompt eval by your doc. I would take this complaint serious. ...Read more

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Stomach cramp? It been this way for four days now. .. The only way to get rid of them is to sleep or sometimes drink water. I vomit 1time

Stomach cramp? It been this way for four days now. .. The only way to get rid of them is to sleep or sometimes drink water. I vomit 1time

Could be: Could be multiple things. Could be related to your menstrual cycle, it could be associated with your bowel movements such as constipation, could be endometriosis or could be other things. If it continues you should get it evaluated by your physician especially if you arent eating. ...Read more

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Why is it when i drink water I have stomach cramps?

Why is it when i drink water I have stomach cramps?

Temp & amount: Some people r not able 2 drink ice cold water & prefer tap or room temp. Try these options 2 see if one is more tolerable. Also the amount, don't drink a liter in an hour, spread ur intake over the day in smaller amounts. Some find flavor is more tolerable. There r many no cal additives that give flavor with no cals. ...Read more

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What are the causes of muscle cramps and should I drink water?

What are the causes of muscle cramps and should I drink water?

Muscle cramps: Dehydration has always been thought of as being a cause of cramping. However there is increased thought that changes in neuromuscular control rather than electrolyte imbalance and dehydration as more convincing. ...Read more

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After eating sometimes i experienced pain at right hypochondria. Its like cramps. But when i drink water, the pain goes away instantly. What is that?

After eating sometimes i experienced pain at right hypochondria. Its like cramps. But when i drink water, the pain goes away instantly. What is that?

Translation: I believe I do not understand your wording, but... If as simple and normal a thing as drinking some water after finishing a meal takes it away instantly - there's no serious problem. Perhaps you eat too quickly or too much or in a poor position. Hypochondria means frequent unneeded worry that you are ill. I never heard it located left or right - but you may have a bit of that. Try to get over it. ...Read more

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I take potassium, drink water and gatorade 2 cups coffee but still cramp some days. Do i need to go to dr?

I take potassium, drink water and gatorade 2 cups coffee but still cramp some days. Do i need to go to dr?

No self medication: Why you are taking potassium. If it is not prescribed by your physician potassium could be dangerous. You need a blood test to assess your electrolytes. ...Read more

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But I get headaches when I exercise. I do drink water during the work out. My parents told me that if I over do it, I could have a heart attack?

But I get headaches when I exercise. I do drink water during the work out. My parents told me that if I over do it, I could have a heart attack?

Needs further evalua: I agree to continue to hydrate yourself during exercise. It's necessary to find out what part of your head hurts? Is there any baseline high blood pressure or other underlying diseases. I recommend you to slow down if headache persists ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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