Exercise in or exposure to excessive heat and humidity are elements that can cause heat illness in athletes. Heat illness often occurs when an athlete is not acclimatized or properly conditioned. The three most common types of heat illness are heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Below are the differences between the three and the common treatment for each.
Read below to find out more about the different types of heat illnesses, symptoms and how to treat them.
The team of physicians, orthopedic surgeons, therapists, and trainers at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute treat a variety of sports injuries, allowing the active patient to return to their desired activity level in a safe, effective, and timely manner.
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