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Heat Exhaustion

Post by ReadyMom on Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:12 am

Heat exhaustion-Basics
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heat-exhaustion/DS01046

Definition
By Mayo Clinic staff

Heat exhaustion is a condition whose symptoms may include heavy sweating and a rapid pulse, a result of your body overheating. It's one of three heat-related syndromes, with heat cramps being the mildest and heatstroke being the most severe.

Causes of heat exhaustion include exposure to high temperatures, particularly when combined with high humidity, and strenuous physical activity. Without prompt treatment, heat exhaustion can progress to heatstroke, a life-threatening condition. Fortunately, heat exhaustion is preventable. ---CONTINUED---

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    Causes
    Risk Factors
    Complications
    Treatments and Drugs
    Prevention

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Re: Heat Exhaustion

Post by ReadyMom on Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:13 am

Heat Exhaustion
http://firstaid.webmd.com/heat-exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is a heat-related illness that may occur after you've been exposed to high temperatures for several days and have developed dehydration, which is an inadequate or imbalanced replacement of the fluids and electrolytes you've lost through excessive perspiration.

There are two types of heat exhaustion:

   * Water depletion. Signs include excessive thirst, weakness, headache, and even loss of consciousness.
   * Salt depletion. Signs include nausea and vomiting, frequent muscle cramps, and dizziness.


Although heat exhaustion isn't as serious as another heat-related illness -- heat stroke -- it isn't something to be taken lightly. Without proper intervention, heat exhaustion can progress to heat stroke, which can damage the brain and other vital organs, and even cause death. --- continued at link, above ---

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