CH 6.Environmental Conditions

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CH 6: Environmental  Conditions: Exertional Heat  Illnesses
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Sudden Death in Athletes #1 overall cause: Cardiovascular  Conditions Very difficult to prevent #1 non-CV cause: Exertional Heat Illness  #1 non-CV cause: Exertional Heat Illness  (EHI) (EHI) More preventable
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Hyperthermia Condition(s) characterized by elevated  body temperature What is most accurate way to measure  core body temperature?      Mild Catastrophic
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Thermoregulation   Metabolic Convection Conduction Radiation Evaporation
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Early Signs and Symptoms weakness fatigue headache slowed cognitive  function thirst muscle cramps nausea, vomiting Diarrhea dizziness
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3 Primary Types Heat Cramps Heat Exhaustion Heatstroke
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Heat Cramps S/S – spasm, muscle twitching in arms, legs, abdomen Causes – heavy sweating, imbalance between electrolytes  and water Treatment – massage, electrolyte drink, stretch
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course ATHLETIC T SES 220 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Barry Univesity.

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