Symptom: Heat Cramps

  • Heat cramps are muscle cramps occurring during or after exercise or work in a hot environment.
  • Heat cramps are thought to be caused by a deficiency in electrolytes.
  • Symptoms of heat cramps are painful muscle spasms.
  • Heat cramps are treated by rehydrating with fluids by mouth or intravensously (IV).
  • Heat cramps can be prevented by avoiding strenuous work or exercise in a hot environment, and staying hydrated.
  • Source: http://www.emedicinehealth.com

    • Heat cramps are muscle cramps occurring during or after exercise or work in a hot environment.
    • Heat cramps are thought to be caused by a deficiency in electrolytes.
    • Symptoms of heat cramps are painful muscle spasms.
    • Heat cramps are treated by rehydrating with fluids by mouth or intravensously (IV).
    • Heat cramps can be prevented by avoiding strenuous work or exercise in a hot environment, and staying hydrated.

    Source: http://www.emedicinehealth.com

    Source: http://www.emedicinehealth.com

    A person should remove themselves from a hot and humid environment, or hydrate well prior to and during activities in such an environment. If a person works or exercises in a hot environment, they may experience heat cramps during the first few days of work or exercise. Once accustomed to the environment, and with adequate electrolyte replacement, the affected individual should have no further problems.

    Source: http://www.emedicinehealth.com

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