Hyperthermia HyperthermiaRelated Health News « Back to Hyperthermia Index Sorted Alphabetically A-Z Sort by popularity Experts Urge Caution As Heat, Humidity Blanket Much of U.S. Extreme Weather Affects Indoor Air Quality Health Tip: Children Are Vulnerable in the Heat Health Tip: Exercising in the Heat Health Tip: Keep Cool in Extreme Heat Health Tip: Risk Factors for Heat Illness Heat-Related Deaths on Rise for High School Football Players Maintain Heart Health During Summer Sorted by Popularity (as on MedicineNet) Sort alphabetically Health Tip: Risk Factors for Heat Illness Health Tip: Children Are Vulnerable in the Heat Experts Urge Caution As Heat, Humidity Blanket Much of U.S. Health Tip: Keep Cool in Extreme Heat Maintain Heart Health During Summer Health Tip: Exercising in the Heat Heat-Related Deaths on Rise for High School Football Players Extreme Weather Affects Indoor Air Quality Suggested Reading on Heat-Related Illness by Our Doctors Related Diseases & Conditions 13 articles Rash The word "rash" means an outbreak of red bumps on the body. The way people use this term, "a rash" can refer to many different skin conditions. The most Muscle Spasms Muscle spasms are involuntary muscle contractions that come on suddenly and are usually quite painful. Dehydration, doing strenuous exercise in a hot environment, Dehydration Dehydration is the excessive loss of body water. There are a number of causes of dehydration including heat exposure, prolonged vigorous exercise, and Heat Rash Heat rash is a skin irritation caused by excessive sweating. It can occur at any age and it appears as a rash that itches or feels prickly, and looks like Rhabdomyolysis Rhabdomyolysis is a rapid deterioration and destruction of skeletal muscle. Some of the causes of rhabdomyolysis include severe burns, muscle trauma, coma, Shock (Medical) Medical shock is a life-threatening medical condition. There are several types of medical shock, septic shock, anaphylactic shock, cardiogenic shock, hypovolemic Heat Stroke Heat stroke (heatstroke or sun stroke) is a form of hyperthermia. Heat stroke is a true medical emergency that can be fatal if not promptly and properly Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) The cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is unknown. The risk of SIDS peaks in infants 2-4 months of age. SIDS is more common among male infants, Sun-Sensitive Drugs (Photosensitivity to Drugs) Sun sensitivity (photosensitivity) is an inflammation of the skin induced by the combination of medications or substances and sunlight. The affect on the Heat Exhaustion Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced Fitness Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of disease. Regular exercise can also reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety. There are fitness programs Heat Cramps Heat cramps usually affect people who sweat a lot during strenuous activity or work in a hot humid environment. Symptoms of heat cramps are muscle pains First Aid First aid is a complicated subject and it is situation-specific. First aid is the help and medical assistance that someone gives, not only to an injured Medications 0 articles Procedures & Tests 0 articles Pictures, Images & Quizzes 5 articles Doctor's & Expert's Views 6 articles Health News 8 articles Health Features 3 articles Women's Health Newsletter Sign up to stay informed with the latest women's health-related updates on MedicineNet delivered to your inbox FREE! BONUS! Get a Free PDF Women's Health Report when you sign up! Sign up for more topics!