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Heat-related illnesses range from the most benign, heat cramps, (causing painful muscle spasms) to the most severe, heatstroke (often a deadly condition).
Heat cramps Rest and stretch the involved limb and muscle groups.
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.
According to Department of Health (DOH), exposure to hightemperature can cause heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat injury, heat stroke and other illnesses.
Exertional heat illness (EHI) is a continuum of illnesses relating to the body's inability to cope with heat during physical exertion which range from minor illnesses like heat cramps to life-threatening syndrome known as exertional heat stroke (EHS).
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.
We treat six to eight patients daily with heat cramps and dehydration.