Developing a heat-related illness is one of the biggest hazards for fall athletes, especially those who train in extreme heat. Heat illness, a spectrum of disorders due to environmental exposure to heat, results from a combination of high temperature and humidity. Understanding the signs of the most common (and severe) heat-related syndromes can help parents and coaches act quickly and treat athletes.
Heat edema, or swelling related to high temperatures, is a mild form of heat-related illness. Heat causes blood vessels to expand, pushing fluid into the hands, legs or ankles due... Read More »