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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The state weather bureau considers heat indices of 41[degrees]C to 54[degrees]C as "dangerous," meaning heat cramps and heat exhaustion are likely, and a heat stroke is probable with continued activity.
A heat index of 41 to 54 degrees is already categorized as 'dangerous,' with heat cramps and heat exhaustion likely, and heat stroke probable with continued activity.
HAADAEs response came after Khaleej Times reported that construction workers were not covered for heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat stress or heat cramps by their health insurance as these illnesses fall under work-related injury/sickness, which is covered by their employersAE workmenAEs compensation insurance as required by the UAE labour law.
The health official also advised senior citizens to stay indoors during daytime to avoid having hypertension, asthma, heat stroke, exhaustion, heat cramps, fainting, and rashes.
Pagasa issues a danger warning due to the threat of heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke when the heat index hits the 41-54 degrees Celsius range.
Specialist internist and in-charge of the emergency department at the New Medical City Speciality Hospital in Abu Dhabi, Dr Ravi Arora said, the hospital had received only two cases of heat cramps last month and none so far for July.
Heat cramps are painful spasms usually in the leg or stomach muscles accompanied by heavy sweating.
The state weather bureau considered the heat index of 41[degrees]C to 54[degrees]C as dangerous, meaning heat cramps and heat exhaustion are likely, and a heat stroke is probable with continued activity."
Pagasa warns the public of danger when the heat index hits 41 degrees Celsius and higher, as this may cause heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke and of extreme danger when the heat index breaches 54 degrees Celsius.
Heat stroke is the severest form of a continuum of heat disorders that include heat syncope, heat cramps, and heat exhaustion.