Heat emergencies

Alternative Names

Heatstroke

Definition of Heat emergencies

Heat emergencies fall into three categories of increasing severity: heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke.

Symptoms

The early symptoms of heat illness include:

Review

Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 1/14/2010

Heat emergencies

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