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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Visit nearest health facility if you experience shallow breath, headache, dizziness, painful muscles, fainting, heat cramps, rapid pulse, nausea, fatigue.
and heat cramps are not dangerous but heat strokes can be life threatening.
Heat cramps are muscle spasms that typically occur in the large muscle groups of the leg, and may be debilitatingly severe.
And it's easier to get dehydrated and overheated, which means painful heat cramps or even heat stroke.
Dr Fiona Rennie, consultant, Family Medicine at Valiant Clinic, explained that in extreme heat, the body starts to struggle to cool itself down, which can then lead to heat cramps, heat exhaustion or even heatstroke.
During hot weather training, dehydration occurs more frequently and has more severe consequences: heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
In heat cramps, patients complain of muscle cramps on the calves and thighs.
High heat indices that cause heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are actually caused by the hot and humid easterly winds coming from the Pacific Ocean during the summer months.
If you don't drink enough fluids when you're exercising vigorously and perspiring heavily, you may end up with a heat injury, ranging in severity from mild heat cramps to heat exhaustion or potentially life-threatening heatstroke.
Heat cramps are often an early sign that the body is having trouble with the heat.
Heat fatigue, heat syncope (sudden dizziness after prolonged exposure to the heat), heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke are forms of hyperthermia, which is caused by a failure of the body's heat-regulating mechanisms to deal with a hot environment.
The body develops heat cramps and the patient becomes tired, dizzy, has headaches and feels sick.