Font Size
A
A
A

Heat Cramps (cont.)

Heat Cramps Symptoms

Muscle spasms are the only sign of heat cramps. Symptoms of heat cramps are cramps that are:

  • Painful
  • Involuntary
  • Brief
  • Intermittent (they come and go)
  • Usually self-limited (they resolve on their own)
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/23/2014

Must Read Articles Related to Heat Cramps

Dehydration (Adults)
Dehydration in Adults Dehydration occurs when the loss of body fluids (mostly water), exceeds the amount that is taken in. Causes of dehydration include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, di...learn more >>
Dehydration in Children
Dehydration in Children Dehydration in children can result from not drinking enough liquids, vomiting, diarrhea, or combination of these conditions. Causes of dehydration in children i...learn more >>
First Aid Kits
First Aid Kits Information about what you need in a first aid kit for your home, travel, and how to gather all of the necessary supplies to be prepared for a medical emergency...learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Heat Cramps:

Heat Cramps - Treatment

What was your treatment for heat cramps?

Heat Cramps - Signs And Symptoms

What were the symptoms of your heat cramps?



NIH talks about Ebola on WebMD

Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Heatstroke »

Heat illness may be viewed as a continuum of illnesses relating to the body's inability to cope with heat.

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary