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Can dehydration cause severe cramping? And how do you treat it?

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Family Medicine
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In brief: Dehydration, cramps

Best way to avoid and /or treat this is to keep well hydrated by replacing fluids ( drink water).

In brief: Dehydration, cramps

Best way to avoid and /or treat this is to keep well hydrated by replacing fluids ( drink water).
Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Philip Miller
Most common causes of the cramping are loss of potassium, calcium and sodium. I would suggest rehydrating with a combination of electrolyte rich fluids: Gatorade, PowerAde, Vitamin water, citrus juice. Bananas and oranges are rich in potassium
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