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heat cramps

[′hēt ‚kramps]
(medicine)
Painful voluntary-muscle spasm and cramps following strenuous exercise, usually in persons in good physical condition, due to loss of sodium chloride and water from excessive sweating.
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The elderly, infants, young children and people who don't have air condition are most at risk of developing heat cramps.
He said: "I will have to be prepared to encounter and treat mainly heat-related illnesses like heat cramps, faints and exhaustion.
Sports drinks can help athletes avoid dehydration and other heat-related problems such as early fatigue, heat cramps, lightheadedness and heat exhaustion.
Extreme heat is a well-known cause of heat stroke, heat syncope, and heat cramps, and it also exacerbates many preexisting health conditions, elevating morbidity and mortality.
Heatstress is any of a series of conditions where the body is under stress from overheating, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat rash and heatstroke.
Doctors warn that exercise can give you sunstroke, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and possible heat stroke.
Heat cramps are common in children and young athletes.
With the high UV and high humidity levels encroaching, it's important that trainees know how to assess and treat Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion, and Heat Stroke.
extra strain on the heart and lungs, dizziness and fainting and heat cramps due to loss of water and salt", and the resulting reduction in alertness and attention spans can contribute to workplace accidents and fatalities, said Ms Riordan.
Use extreme caution, experts warn, when it is between 95 and 105 degrees because possible heat cramps and heat exhaustion with prolonged exposure can occur.
Dehydration can often lead to heat cramps, which typically affect the muscles in the legs, arms or midsection, and heat exhaustion, which can cause profuse sweating, vomiting, headaches and muscle spasms.
People exposed to high temperatures suffer from heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, heat rashes, heat fatigue etc.