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Why do you get cramps when you drink water during exercise?
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Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Judy Orton
Dr. Judy Orton
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Dr. Sandra Pinkham
Holistic Medicine
In brief: Cramps from fatigue
Over fatigue of the affected muscle is the usual cause not drinking water. Nevertheless low potassium may play a role sometimes, so drinking emergenc c with lots of vitamin c and potassium would always be better than water.

In brief: Cramps from fatigue
Over fatigue of the affected muscle is the usual cause not drinking water. Nevertheless low potassium may play a role sometimes, so drinking emergenc c with lots of vitamin c and potassium would always be better than water.
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
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