Heat Exhaustion - Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of heat exhaustion?

Individuals with heat exhaustion tend to have symptoms such as

  • profuse sweating,
  • weakness,
  • muscle cramps,
  • headache, and
  • nausea and vomiting.

As dehydration increases from the loss of body water, lightheadedness may occur and fainting (syncope) may occur especially, if the affected individual stands up quickly (due to orthostatic hypotension).). The person also may have a low grade fever.

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