are treated by getting out of the heat and replacing fluids and salt.
are simply involuntary muscle contractions in conjunction with pain and the inability of the victim to relax the muscle(s) involved.
8) Although traditionally heat edema, heat cramps
, heat syncope, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke are the five common types of heat illness typically associated with strenuous activity in hot, humid weather, there is disagreement as to whether heat edema and heat cramps
are distinct conditions.
and heat exhaustion can be treated by resting in a cool or shaded place, loosening clothing and drinking fluids slowly.
Another is heat cramps
, which tend to occur during exercise and affect the active muscles if you drink too much water without adequately replacing your body's salts.
are the painful tightening of muscles in your stomach area, arms, or legs.
usually occur during vigorous exertion in hot, humid environments; leg muscles are commonly effected.
Long exposure to hot, humid weather can result in heat cramps
or heat exhaustion, and if heat stress continues, a person may suffer heat stroke, which can be fatal.
The heat can not only cause you to feel tired, but also places extra strain on your heart and lungs, dizziness and fainting or heat cramps
due to loss of water and salt.
Quinine may be an effective treatment for heat cramps
in athletes (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, 1 case series involving 2 patients).
Players and athletes can suffer from heat cramps
, heat exhaustion and even heat stroke which are all the result of intense temperatures and dehydration.
Too much heat can cause fatigue, extra strain on the heart and lungs, dizziness and fainting, or heat cramps
while dry air can increase the risk of eye and throat infections and breathing problems such as asthma and rhinitis.