Important information with online resources to help you learn more about the prevention of heat illnesses:
Occurs during or after intense exercise. Athlete will experience acute, painful, involuntary muscle contractions typically in the arms, legs, or abdomen.
Occurs as result of exposure to high temperatures. Typically occurs during the first five days of acclimation to physical activity in the heat. May also occur after a long period of standing after physical activity.
The inability to continue exercising that is associated with heavy sweating, dehydration, energy depletion, and sodium loss.
*Frequently occurs in hot, humid conditions
Life-threatening unless promptly recognized and treated. Occurs as a result of prolonged heat exposure while engaging in physical activity. Symptoms are a result of the body shutting down when it is no longer able to regulate temperature naturally.