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Heat cramps during tennis: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8653105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 17-year-old, nationally ranked, male tennis player (AH) had been experiencing heat cramps during tennis match play. His medical history and previous physical exams were unremarkable, and his in-office blood chemistry profiles were normal. On-court evaluation and an analysis of a 3-day dietary record revealed that AH's sweat rate was extensive (2.5 L.hr-1) and that his potential daily on-court sweat sodium losses (89.8 mmol.hr of play-1) could readily exceed his average daily intake of sodium (87.0-174.0 mmol.day-1). The combined effects of excessive and repeated fluid and sodium losses likely predisposed AH to heat cramps during play. AH was ultimately able to eliminate heat cramps during competition and training by increasing his daily dietary intake of sodium.
Authors:
M F Bergeron
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sport nutrition     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1050-1606     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sport Nutr     Publication Date:  1996 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-08-01     Completed Date:  1996-08-01     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9307702     Medline TA:  Int J Sport Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  62-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Health Science, College of Health, University of North Florida, Jacksonville 32224-2645, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Hot Temperature / adverse effects
Humans
Hyponatremia / complications*,  diagnosis
Male
Muscle Cramp / etiology*,  therapy
Sodium / analysis
Sodium, Dietary / administration & dosage
Sweat / chemistry,  secretion
Tennis / physiology*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Sodium, Dietary; 7440-23-5/Sodium

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