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How to treat leg cramps in the summer

Summer leg cramps are very common and can be caused by dehydrated or overactive muscles. While cramps tend to go away on their own, if they are frequent they should not be ignored, as there may be an underlying medical condition causing it.

Cramps can happen suddenly in the middle of the night or during exercise, causing severe pain in the leg or calf muscles. Although in many cases the exact reason is not known, too much exercise, less water intake or nutritional deficiencies, especially in hot temperatures can lead to this problem.

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Experts nutrition Avantii Deshpaande said leg cramps often occur in the summer because of the high temperature. Hot weather dehydrates and without enough water during the day, we can get cramps and also feel sluggish and tired.

If cramps cause your legs to swell and occur too often, you should consult your doctor.

You can also try some home remedies in case you have sudden cramps, including:

– Relax muscles and gently stretch, massage gently.

– Apply a heating pad to the cramping area

If you experience leg cramps in the middle of the night while sleeping, you can stand and put weight on the affected leg while placing your heel on the floor to stretch the muscle.

Alternatively, you can try these two drinks to avoid leg cramps:

Mixture of lemon juice – salt – water

According to nutritionist Avantii Deshpande, while lemon juice will help provide you with vitamin C, salt is high in potassium, sulfur, magnesium and sodium. These ingredients will help regain lost electrolytes.

Coconut water

Coconut water is the most natural form of electrolytes and is high in potassium and magnesium, which will help treat cramps.

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