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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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Remember, heat cramps and exhaustion show no age bias--they strike well-conditioned athletes and non-athletes of all ages.
As mentioned, EHI has a wide spectrum of presentation ranging from heat cramps to exertional heat stroke (EHS).
Heat-related illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, heat edema and fainting.
The disorders resulting from heat exposure are heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heats.
Signs of heat-related problems include heat cramps, a tightness of muscles in the stomach, arms, or legs, as well as extreme thirst, dizziness, weakness, loss of coordination, and nausea.
extra strain on the heart and lungs, dizziness and fainting and heat cramps due to loss of water and salt".
Heat cramps result in abnormal body posture and cause a person to grasp the affected area.
Treatment of heat cramps includes stopping activity, replenishing fluid with sports beverages or clear juice.
Heat stroke is medically categorised as a heat-related condition that deteriorates from heat cramps to heat exhaustion and eventually heat stroke.
In Bahrain and the Gulf region in general the temperature may approach up to 50 degrees in the summer which can create complications like heat cramps, exhaustion and sunstroke," said Health Ministry consultant family physician and public health nutritionist Dr Abeer Al Ghawi.
Usually caused by performing hard physical labour in hot environments, heat cramps can be traced back to an electrolyte imbalance caused by perspiration.
It's vital that you take steps to cool down when the mercury rises, to avoid heat fatigue and exhaustion, heat syncope (sudden dizziness), heat cramps, and heat stroke (when the body temperature rises above 104 degrees Fahrenheit).