Be On The Lookout For Heat Illness and Exertional Heat Stroke

Be On The Lookout For Heat Illness and Exertional Heat Stroke

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Free Printable Training Journal Page for Girls

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 1501195449 1951623114 Be On The Lookout For Heat Illness and Exertional Heat StrokeBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Heat Illness is a broad term used for a range of problems such as dehydration, cramping, dizziness, heat exhaustion and a very serious problem called heat stroke
Milder forms of heat illness are common in young athletes
Early recognition of heat illness can lead to rapid recovery and greatly lower the chance of developing heat stroke
Exertional heat stroke is a medical emergency requiring immediate cooling and transport to an emergency medical facility

This is the time of year we need to review some aspects of heat illness, and a potentially deadly form of heat injury called exertional heat stroke…

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