Heat & Outdoor

Heat Illnesses

During heavy exercise, vigorous physical activity or hot conditions the body loses fluid and electrolytes through sweat, leading to dehydration. Two conditions regularly associated with heat illnesses are:

  1. Heat exhaustion – a result of the body overheating causing symptoms such as heavy sweating, rapid pulse and muscle cramps.
  2. Heat cramps – painful, involuntary muscle spasms, typically affecting the calves, arm, stomach and back.

To avoid heat related illnesses, ensure you consume adequate fluids – water and an electrolyte solution (Hydralyte).

TIP: If you know you will be exposed to hot conditions, it is important to remember hydration the night before, during and after the exposure.

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