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Diagnosis of Heat Exhaustion













Symptoms and a history of exposure to heat






Heat exhaustion usually is diagnosed on the basis of the symptoms and occurrence after exposure to heat. Laboratory tests may be needed if doctors suspect a diagnosis other than heat exhaustion or sometimes to measure the levels of sodium in the blood of people who may have drunk too much plain water.


Treatment of Heat Exhaustion













Rest in a cool environment




Replace fluids and salts






Treatment of heat exhaustion involves rest (stopping activity) removing people from the hot environment and replacing fluids and salts either by mouth (with a sports drink or a solution of about 1 to 2 quarts of water containing 2 teaspoons of salt) or intravenously. Removing or loosening clothing and wetting the skin or applying wet cloths can also aid cooling.



After receiving fluids people usually recover rapidly and fully.


Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion











Symptoms of heat exhaustion tend to be vague and similar to the symptoms of many other illnesses. People may not realize that their symptoms are related to the heat. Symptoms include





Dizziness




Light-headedness




Weakness




Fatigue




Headache




Blurred vision




Muscle aches




Nausea




Vomiting






Muscle cramps may occur but often do not. People may feel faint or even lose consciousness when standing. Drenching sweats are common. The heart rate and breathing rate may become rapid. Blood pressure may become low.



Unlike in heatstroke confusion and incoordination do not occur in heat exhaustion. Also body temperature is usually normal and if it is high it is generally not higher than 104° F (40° C).


simple explanation



Heat exhaustion is excessive loss of salts (electrolytes) and fluids due to heat leading to decreased blood volume that causes many symptoms sometimes including fainting or collapse.


Heat exhaustion is one of several types of heat disorders.


Heat exhaustion is more severe than heat cramps. Fluids and salts are more depleted and symptoms are more severe. Heat exhaustion may progress to heatstroke if people continue to be exposed to excessive heat.


Symptoms of heat exhaustion tend to be vague and similar to the symptoms of many other illnesses. People may not realize that their symptoms are related to the heat. Symptoms include


Dizziness


Light-headedness


Weakness


Fatigue


Headache


Blurred vision


Muscle aches


Nausea


Vomiting


Muscle cramps may occur but often do not. People may feel faint or even lose consciousness when standing. Drenching sweats are common. The heart rate and breathing rate may become rapid. Blood pressure may become low.


Unlike in heatstroke confusion and incoordination do not occur in heat exhaustion. Also body temperature is usually normal and if it is high it is generally not higher than 104° F (40° C).


Symptoms and a history of exposure to heat


Heat exhaustion usually is diagnosed on the basis of the symptoms and occurrence after exposure to heat. Laboratory tests may be needed if doctors suspect a diagnosis other than heat exhaustion or sometimes to measure the levels of sodium in the blood of people who may have drunk too much plain water.


Rest in a cool environment


Replace fluids and salts


Treatment of heat exhaustion involves rest (stopping activity) removing people from the hot environment and replacing fluids and salts either by mouth (with a sports drink or a solution of about 1 to 2 quarts of water containing 2 teaspoons of salt) or intravenously. Removing or loosening clothing and wetting the skin or applying wet cloths can also aid cooling.


After receiving fluids people usually recover rapidly and fully.
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