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Originally posted by Suspiria
Always put it down to low salt intake since the birth of my first child nearly 19 years ago. I rarely touched the stuff in early adulthood due to being bombarded by the bad salt thing, but the hiddeous nightly cramps I encountered later even the midwives put down to not having enough salt. Subsequently I didn't suffer for long. Moderation is key.
Originally posted by watchitburn
Being properly hydrated also works pretty well.
Stretching and exercise too.
Originally posted by Doodle19815
Just have to add that my grandmother sleeps with a bar of soap under her sheets to help with restless leg syndrome. I thought for sure that is what I would see here.
The electrolytes in *** work in two main ways:
They replace the electrolytes you lose when you sweat.
They help you to retain fluid so you stay hydrated, as well as maintaining your blood volume, sweat rate and muscle blood flow. Without electrolytes your urinary output increases (ie. water passes straight through) and you won't remain hydrated.
Without electrolytes your urinary output increases (ie. water passes straight through) and you won't remain hydrated.
confusion or altered mental state,
decreased consciousness which can proceed to coma and death.
Other possible symptoms include:
muscle spasms or cramps,
weakness, and tiredness.
Nausea and vomiting may accompany any of the symptoms
Originally posted by 5ofineed5aladder
I used to play football and if anyone would get leg cramps, which kill!, the trainer would run out and give the player some pickle juice, boom, all better!
Pickle juice is the liquid substance used to give cucumbers their salty, sour taste. It is usually made of water, salt, calcium chloride and vinegar (acetic acid), and occasionally contains flavorings like dill or “bread and butter”.
The use of pickle juice as a defense against muscle cramps first attracted headlines when the Philadelphia Eagles credited pickle juice with their cramp-free win over the Dallas Cowboys in the over-one-hundred-degrees Texas heat. Rick Burkholder, the Eagles’ head trainer, called it his “secret weapon.” Pickle companies (such as Mt. Olive Pickle, Vlasic Foods and Golden Pickle) claim that pickle juice is similar to an isotonic beverage and can prevent muscle cramps caused from strenuous exercise.