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What are heat cramps symptoms and signs?
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are the only sign of heat cramps. The symptoms of heat cramps are cramps that are:
What causes heat cramps?
The exact cause of heat cramps is unknown, but it is most likely related to electrolyte deficiencies. Various essential minerals, such as sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, are known as electrolytes. They are important for many body functions, and an electrolyte imbalance can cause medical problems.
Those at most risk for heat cramps are:
What is the first aid home treatment for heat cramps?
Heat cramps usually resolve on their own and don't require any specific home medical treatment. Home remedies to help the heat cramps resolve more quickly include:
Salt tablets by themselves should not be used. They can cause stomach upset and don't adequately replace fluid volume lost.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/30/2016
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