Heat and exercise

The outdoors and exercise seem to go together, but high temperatures and exercise can be a risky combination. Play it safe to prevent heat-related illnesses.

Risk factors

Dehydration and youth sports

When the heat is on, dehydration is a serious concern for young athletes. Prevention is the best bet.



Most headaches aren't caused by a serious illness, but some could be a sign of a life-threatening condition.

Nausea and vomiting

Sick to your stomach? Nausea and vomiting usually pass quickly but sometimes result from long-term or serious conditions.


Tachycardia, a rapid heart rate, is caused by an abnormality in your heart's electrical impulses. Tachycardia can cause serious complications, including sudden cardiac arrest.

Tests and diagnosis


Urinalysis can be used to assess your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.


X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

Sep. 02, 2011