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Why am I feeling numbness and cramp in my hand and leg while jogging ?

Hi I am female ,middle age , went for long jogging about 3 to 4hrs . i face problems like numbness starting from hand ,to leg ,and when i lie down, it went into the face, hand all cramp up and mouth seemed cramped . it used to happen during my last jog about 2km.. but today i went into 8km jog , it got worse..may i know why is this happening . thank you so much doctor .appreciate.kathy
Asked On : Sat, 9 Jul 2011
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You are probably experiencing loss of essential electrolytes like Potassium and Sodium in the sweat which makes you get tingling, numbness, weakness. There could also be associated Calcium deficiency which can cause the same picture and is usually associated. You need to eat food rich in all these electrolytes like fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables, nuts, eggs, oats, corn flakes, drink a glass or more of milk a day as well. Drink enough water atleast an hour before your jog to prevent excessive dehydration and reduce the tiredness also.
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