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Heat Cramps Definition
Heat cramps are painful, brief muscle cramps that occur during or after exercise or work in a hot environment. Muscles may spasm or jerk involuntarily. Cramping may also be delayed and occur a few hours later.
Heat cramps usually involve muscles fatigued by heavy work such as the calves, thighs, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Heat cramps also may involve the chest or abdominal cavity (stomach cramps) in severe cases. A person is most at risk when:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/18/2015
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