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Hi, why do I suffer from stomach cramps after running, even ghough i'm well hydrated before, during and after excercise?

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Well, it depends

On what u mean by stomach cramps.
Is it gastrointestinal or in the muscles. Lactic acid is a by product from the muscles that builds during exertion and initiates muscle pain and spasm. Though hydration is important, it must be done with a slow increase in conditioning. Over time the muscles clear this more effectively. If conditioned and just started, perhaps a better answer will come.

In brief: Well, it depends

On what u mean by stomach cramps.
Is it gastrointestinal or in the muscles. Lactic acid is a by product from the muscles that builds during exertion and initiates muscle pain and spasm. Though hydration is important, it must be done with a slow increase in conditioning. Over time the muscles clear this more effectively. If conditioned and just started, perhaps a better answer will come.
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