Some of the less severe forms of heat-related illness include heat cramps (which are due to dehydration and salt loss), heat rash, and heat edema
. Heat rash and heat edema
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults are at significantly increased risk of heat-related illnesses, which can include heat stroke, heat edema
, heat syncope, heat cramps, and heat exhaustion, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Heat-related illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, heat edema
Heat illnesses vary in severity, from heat cramps, heat edema and heat syncope (fainting), to heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which can lead to death.
In ED records, a case of heat illness was defined on the basis of ICD10-CA codes for conditions diagnosed as heatstroke, sunstroke, heat collapse, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat fatigue, heat edema or other effects of heat and light (Table 1).
* Heat edema (swelling) in the legs and hands, which can occur on sitting or standing for a long time in a hot environment.
Heat edema (swelling) is treated with rest and by elevating your legs.
Meanwhile, Dr Cherian said the hospital has so far treated mild cases: heat edema
, heat rash and heat exhaustion.
Heat related illnesses and sunburn are extremely common but dramatically under reported.1 Heat illness, including heat edema
, heat cramps, heat syncope, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke, contribute to significant morbidity as well as occasional mortality in athletic, elderly, paediatric and disabled populations.
* Heat edema
is a swelling in your ankles and feet when you get hot.
Heat exposure can lead to heat cramps, heat fatigue, heat edema
, heat exhaustion, heat syncope, and heat stroke.
Minor heat illnesses include heat rash, heat edema
, heat tetany, heat syncope, heat cramps, and heat exhaustion (Urbano-Brown & Prouix, 1992).