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Heat tetany (hyperventilation and heat stress) is usually related to
short periods of stress in intense heat environments. Symptoms may include
hyperventilation, respiratory problems, numbness or
tingling, or muscle spasms.
Treatment includes removing the affected person from the heat and
slowing the breathing pattern.
Current as of:
May 27, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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