What to do for heat cramps?

Gradual practice. Cooling, hydration, electrolyte replenish--- when in hot humid weather, slow warming with all precaution, get your body accustomed.

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What to do to relieve heat cramps if pregnant?

Leg cramps. Leg cramps in pregnancy are vey common. An antidote for cramps is additional calcium intake- eg: chewing a few tums (calcium carbonate). This is not a deficiency sign, calcium appeases the transmitters at the level of neuro muscular connections. Read more...

If you get heat cramps, how do you feel?

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. Read more...

What are heat cramps and can they be mild?

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. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: heat cramps?

Cramps in high temp. Heat cramps are simply muscle cramps that occur in hot and usually humid environments. Seen most commonly in outdoor athletes, the cramps are usually secondary to dehydration and/or heavy losses of electrolytes including sodium, magnesium and potassium during sweating. Read more...

How long does illness after experiencing heat cramps last?

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). Read more...

What are heat cramps vs stroke?

Body temp. If a person get dehydrated and have electrolyte disturbance because of heat, he has heat exhaustion and cramps--- if the body temp increase to above 40 degree cel, it is called heat stroke, there is hallucination, confusion, agitation, could be fatal. Read more...

How do I get rid of heat cramps?

Stop and Rehydrate. Heat cramps are thought to from heavy exercise or over exertion during hot weather. This type of weather causes an excessive amount of sweating which can cause dehydration. Along with the loss of water is a loss of electrolytes. This is thought to cause the cramping. Best to start drinking an electrolyte and salt replenishing product such as Gatorade. Cooling your body down will also help. Read more...