Predisposing Factors for Exertional Heat Illness

Luke Pryor, Julien Periard, Riana Pryor

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Abstract

Exertional heat illnesses constitute an array of medical conditions comprising mild (heat syncope, heat rashes, exercise-associated muscle cramping, and heat exhaustion) to life-threatening disorders (exertional heat stroke). It is imperative that individuals, practitioners, and policymakers are well informed about the risk of and predisposing factors to exertional heat illnesses. Primary among these risk factors is heat stress which is the result of the combined effects of protective equipment or clothing, metabolic rate, and environmental conditions. Heat stress is a known hazard to both physical performance and health (e.g., exertional heat illness risk). Modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors are discussed as well as preventative strategies to mitigate the influence of heat stress and exertional heat illness risk
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExertional Heat Illness: A Clinical and Evidence-Based Guide
EditorsWilliam Adams, John Jardine
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherSpringer
Chapter3
Pages29-57
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9783030278045
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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    Pryor, L., Periard, J., & Pryor, R. (2020). Predisposing Factors for Exertional Heat Illness. In W. Adams, & J. Jardine (Eds.), Exertional Heat Illness: A Clinical and Evidence-Based Guide (pp. 29-57). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27805-2_3