Symptoms of heat cramps
are spasms that are painful, involuntary, brief, intermittent and resolve on their own.
HOT CHALLENGE: Dr Ralph Brussatis says he will treat mainly heat-related illnesses like heat cramps
, faints and exhaustion
5 [degrees] C (90-105 [degrees] F) level, where mortality rates in Toronto first increase, the AT table (Table 1) cautions that "sunstroke, heat cramps
, and heat exhaustion [are] possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity.
Whether you're witnessing heat cramps
or heat stroke, you should ALWAYS:
are painful intermittent spasms of the muscles used during work (arms, legs, or abdominal) that may occur during or after work hours.
are characterized by painful cramping of muscles in the arms, legs and abdomen.
The group, known as the Inter-Association Task Force on Exertional Heat Illnesses, created the statement as a way to help people prevent, recognize, and treat dehydration, exertional heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps
, and exertional hyponatremia.
This may result in serious heat-related injuries, including heat cramps
, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and ultimately death.
She warned: "If the temperature is allowed to soar inside as it rises outside, employees may suffer stress, heat exhaustion, dehydration, heat cramps
and heat strokes.
- painful muscle spasms - occur when workers drink sufficient water but don't replace their bodies' salt loss.
Although less dangerous than heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat cramps
are serious conditions that pose a threat as the weather warms.
Excessive heat and sun pose many dangers: sunburn, dehydration, heat cramps
, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.