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heatstroke cramps

Heatstroke cramps, also called heat cramps, are due to heavy sweating during vigorous exercise in a high temperature environment. Muscle cramps often occur after the activity is stopped, mainly involving skeletal muscles, which last for about a few minutes and then relieve without significant body temperature rise. Muscle cramps may be related to severe body sodium deficiency (excessive sweating and drinking hypotonic fluids) and hyperventilation. hot...



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