Heat Emergencies

Heat Emergencies

Heat emergencies are caused by prolonged exposure to hot weather or extreme heat. Other causes include excessive exercise, dehydration, heart disease, sweat gland problems and wearing too much clothing. There are three categories that occur in increasing severity and becomes more worrisome, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke. Although it can occur to anyone, including …

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Common Emergencies Due to Excessive Heat

The body is adapted to a certain temperature range. When body temperature falls too low or too high, vital body processes can be significantly affected resulting in a host of health problems. Exposure to excessive heat such as prolonged stay in hot environment, especially during summer, and poor workplace conditions can lead to emergencies. Disclaimer: …

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