Topic: Solving the problem of climate change
July 20, 2019 / By Haidee Question:
Doctor ran blood test, potassium fine, sed rate fine, kidney and liver fine. I drink 4 bottles of water everyday so no possibility of dehydration. They especially hurt if i'm in the car with the heat on. They cramp sooo hard. Other days they cramp even when they're not hot, mostly in the calves.
Dodi | 10 days ago
The exact cause of a leg cramp is not well understood, but there are some risk factors that are thought to contribute to this condition:
•High weight (not necessarily obesity)
•Medications (statins, prednisone, others...)
The most common cause that is typically seen in patients who develop leg cramps is exercising in an unusual way, meaning either more activity or a different exercise. Leg cramps are more common in young (adolescent age) and older (over 65) patients. Patients who weigh more are more prone to developing leg cramps. Also, some medications can cause side effects of leg cramping.
How can leg cramps be prevented?
1) Stay Hydrated
It is not well known exactly how dehydration and muscle cramping are related, but it is known that dehydration can predispose to leg cramps. Drink at least three full glasses of water each day, including one before bedtime. Also drink plenty of fluid before, during, and after exercise.
2) Stretch Regularly
Stretching can relax muscle fibers. When working out, a good post-work out stretching routine can help relax muscles and prevent cramps. Make sure you cool down after exercising, and do not exercise vigorously just prior to sleep.
3) Train Gradually
Gradually build up an exercise program, and try to avoid sudden increases in activity. The "10% Rule" is a good rule of thumb: never increase your exercise over one week by more than 10% compared to the week before. Sudden changes in activities can cause leg cramps.
What is the best way to make a leg cramp go away?
Usually instinct takes over when a leg cramp strikes, and you massage and stretch the sore muscle. This is a perfect instinct and often solves the problem.
The best steps are:
•Massage the cramped muscle
•Stretch the muscle (gently!)
•Take a hot shower or bath to warm and relax the muscle .
Because electrolyte imbalances can cause cramping, some blood may be analyzed to ensure the levels of potassium and other electrolytes are normal.Eating bananas is good as bananas are rich in potassium. There are also muscle relaxing medications that can be prescribed if the muscle cramping is a problem, particularly at night. Finally, your medications and medical history should be reviewed to investigate for possible factors contributing to your leg cramps.
Heat cramps are painful, involuntary muscle spasms that usually occur during intense exercise in a hot climate. Symptoms include muscle cramps and/or spasms, heavy sweating, normal body temperature. Heat cramps may happen in any muscle group involved in exercise, but the most commonly affected muscles are calves, arms, abs, and back.
Heat cramps are painful, brief muscle cramps that occur during exercise or work in a hot environment. Muscles may spasm or jerk involuntarily. Cramping may also be delayed and occur a few hours later.
Heat cramps usually involve the muscles fatigued by heavy work such as calves, thighs, abdomen, and shoulders.
•You most at risk doing work or activities in a hot environment-usually during the first few days of an activity you're not used to.
•You are also at risk if you sweat a great deal during exercise and don't drink enough or drink large amounts of fluids that lack salt.
Severe cramping may occur when you have been sweating excessively and losing electrolytes.
The exact cause of heat cramps is unknown, but it is probably related to electrolyte problems. Various essential minerals, such as sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, are known as electrolytes. They are important for many body functions, and an electrolyte imbalance can cause problems.
Sweat contains a large amount of sodium, and drinking fluids with inadequate sodium content after sweating profusely may result in a serious low-sodium condition called hyponatremia. Some factories have virtually eliminated heat cramps in their workers by supplying salt-enriched fluids.
Pathophysiology of Heat cramps:
Hot environment causes profuse sweating. Na+ is lost in sweat. Lack of Na+ causes muscle cramping.
The easiest way to avoid heat disorders is to keep your body hydrated by drinking fluids before, during, and after exercise. The body's fluid needs vary with exertion, weather, terrain, and other factors. Fluid recommendations for runners say that they should "obey your thirst" and drink when their mouth is dry and they feel the need to drink. Drink before workouts and make sure you have access to fluids if exercising more than 30 minutes. During longer workouts, some of your fluids should include a sports drink to replace lost salt and electrolytes.
Thrist alone is not a good indicator of adequate fluid intake.
If you're suffering from heat cramps, stop running immediately and drink fluids (especially a sports drink. Increase fluids intake. Stretch the cramped muscle. Move to a cool place. Rest and lie down. Give a balanced salt and water solution. Salt alone leads to increased nausea and increased water loss. Water alone leads to worsened cramping due to dilutional hyponatremia.
Muscle fatigue leading to heat cramps can be caused from a lactic acid build-up as a result from vigorous, strenuous and prolonged exercises. Prolonged inactivity such as sitting in a car can cause cramps due to lack of blood flow and circulation to the legs. It could also be due to PAD(peripheral artery disease)
Drink extra water and devour a banana daily. Oh and a tip for buying through the leg cramps... FLEX your foot rough until it begins to leave, in case you factor your ft it makes it worse as a rule!
You need an easily absorbed type of calcium. Not just when they cramp, but on a regular basis. Are you taking a good multi? You have to give your body what it needs.
i dont think its because of you being hot. its usually because u either dont get enough calcium or you dont stretch before and after sport. it happend to me today :l
Originally Answered: Why are my legs so itchy?
IMO - Monistat and better micro-nutritional absorption in the gut should clear it up.
Sounds like the skin reactions that I was having two to three years ago right after I poisoned my liver from too much and too many toxic micro-nutritional supplements for too long. My sleep was terrible back then when I was having severe pruritus Urticaria allergic reactions to foods antibiotic-meds skin-creams shower-water and my own sweat and who knows what other toxins, that would then also promote fungal infections and lymph gland swellings from my weakened immune system.
After several months I eventually learned to make more costly organic nutritional choices, that then allowed my immune system and organs to rebuild and get stronger so I could again get a fairly good night’s sleep.
IF YI - my own skin-pruritus-Urticaria issues have cost about $2,500 in the last three years to learn what I now know - which is that ALL skin diseases are a result of one's micro-nutrition and/or toxic ‘absorption’ from the air skin or gut and/or hygiene and/or parasites.
Since petrolatum med steroid antibiotic pushing MDs were not very helpful, and it ‘almost’ took too long to learn what I now try to teach others, I now take a little time each week to help others understand that more costly nutrition helps to heal one’s body - NOT meds or supplements.
Poor quality and/or low cost micro-nutrition that will weaken one's immune system, will cause/ allow/ promote diabetes types of fungal infections and itch rash diseases and almost any other disease, even if one might be very very young or a toddler or has never been ‘overweight’ in their life.
With my own liver disease, within five minutes to four to six hours after being triggered my allergic reactions will begin and will last for a few minutes to a couple of hours and would cause small water blisters along with skin fevers and itches and then rashes and then long term scaling. When my malady was at its worst - I used to have allergic itches to my own sweat that I was burning off after showering or during exercise or when parts of my body got hot - during a time in my life when I used to have considerable toxins stored within my body fat, along with a severely weakened immune and filter systems - that for some reason would not eliminate these strong toxins into a stool. [See heat rashes at: <> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholinergic_urticaria <>.]
Monistat_7 and Desenex are moist-area anti-fungals and Monistat_Derm and Head_&_Shoulders are also anti-fungals, but you really need to do more internet research from the links I have given to better understand how difficult it is for meds alone to totally remedy serious skin maladies. After I began using too much of a thin petrolatum based skin cream I eventually checked into the ER one morning due to my ‘severely’ swollen lymph glands that made me think I might have contracted lymphoma. So only use med creams that are prescribed in a very-minimal way over a thin layer of wash water, so that one’s immune system and skin/ organs can repair and grow stronger ‘naturally’ without also poisoning one’s liver further.
Since when I was an asthmatic teen and learned I would have severe reactions when I 'accidentally' inhaled or used 'any' deodorants, and could not eat cinnamon stuff without having an anaphylactic reaction - because cinnamon has some toxins that are strong enough to substitute for pesticides, my life long triggers have taught me to use hypo-allergenic non-perfumed soaps in a minimal way and to sometimes powder different portions of my body with cornstarch to help minimize yeast infections; especially whenever my micro-nutritional absorption within my gut has been less than was ‘necessary’ to ‘adequately’ repair my body’s immune system, organs, and skin on a daily basis.
Lastly, even though I might not have answered your question as ‘specifically’ as you may have wanted, to help you with simple and concise information on ALL itch rash illnesses and for short and long term solutions to them ALL - the following link has considerable info within a ‘report’ I recently posted on Y_A:
<> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091113104039AAbnGet <>
The report is an accumulation of my own investigations into itch rash illnesses that are due to my own non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, even though I have a fairly low BMI of 26.
I truly truly hope that what you might rapidly learn in the next few minutes will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful malady in the future.
My best to you and yours,
AI – self taught nutritionIsT ><+>[(-:]
PS - IF YI - a nutrition ranking I have learned about is posted at: <> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091101184933AA0kQ63 <>. FYI - The most nutritionally ‘dense’ foods are expensive leafy green vegetables.