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.

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Other than taking something, heat pad, and dark chocolate, what are some ways to get rid of menstrual cramps?

Menstrual cramps. Menstrual cramps are due to the release of prostaglandins from the uterus at the time of bleeding. The most effective way to treat this is with an antiprostaglandin medication such asa, Aleve (naproxen) etc. This class of drugs decrease prostaglandin production and thus decrease the pain associated with menses. 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...