heat cramps


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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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They were also trained on how to identify symptoms of sunstrokes, and how to properly deal with the same," she said, noting that there are three levels of heat emergencies: heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, with heat stroke being the most severe and life-threatening.
High temperatures cause the clinical symptoms of heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat syncope, and heat cramps.
Among the minor complications that could be experienced by anyone after long exposure to the sun are discomfort and irritability, decreased concentration, inability to do physical or heavy work, heat swelling, heat rashes and heat cramps because of salt loss.
We treat six to eight patients daily with heat cramps and dehydration.
Heat-related illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, heat edema and fainting.
Heatstroke, heat syncope (sudden dizziness after prolonged exposure to the heat), heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat fatigue are common forms of hyperthermia.
Heat illnesses vary in severity, from heat cramps, heat edema and heat syncope (fainting), to heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which can lead to death.
extra strain on the heart and lungs, dizziness and fainting and heat cramps due to loss of water and salt".
Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat cramps are reactions caused by exposure to high temperatures combined with high humidity," he explains.
Treatment of heat cramps includes stopping activity, replenishing fluid with sports beverages or clear juice.
The heat cramps are not dangerous but heat strokes can be life threatening.
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.