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What are heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heat stress?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
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In brief: Stages of illness

These are names associated with "heat injury".
Cramps are painful tightening of muscles, usually the calves.Exhaustion may lead to fainting.Heat "stroke" , the most dangerous of heat injuries, may lead to death if not treated rapidly with cooling and hydration.All are best treated with shade, cooling and fluids asap.

In brief: Stages of illness

These are names associated with "heat injury".
Cramps are painful tightening of muscles, usually the calves.Exhaustion may lead to fainting.Heat "stroke" , the most dangerous of heat injuries, may lead to death if not treated rapidly with cooling and hydration.All are best treated with shade, cooling and fluids asap.
Dr. Robert Greer
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