With the horribly hot days of summer fast approaching, many people are wondering how they can best prepare for one of summer’s scariest health threats – heat stroke. Unfortunately, many people wait to seek emergency treatment for the condition while they’re in the middle of heat exhaustion overtaking their bodies. Rather than waiting until the last minute to seek treatment from an ER near me, Express ER wants to provide you with the following information about the many – and varied – signs and symptoms of heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and heat cramps.
HEAT CRAMPS can appear as sporadic – but spontaneous – muscle cramps and muscle spasms either during exercise or afterwards. They’ve also been known to occur in high temperatures that result in excessive sweating. Although heat cramps are the least life-threatening of the mentioned heat-related conditions, first aid treatment should be immediately rendered in the same form as heat exhaustion: Rest, staying in a cool location, and the ingestion of sports-type drinks that have a high concentration of ions and electrolytes.
A heat-related incident can be stressful and frightening. The professional staff at Express ER in Abilene understand this and are available 24/7 to deliver quality emergency testing and treatment to anyone who places experienced care at the top of their priority list!