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2. Symptom: Progressive Changes

The symptoms of hyperthermia progress from mild to severe depending on how overheated the body becomes. Symptoms may come on suddenly or develop over a long period. Sweating takes water and salts (electrolytes) out of the body resulting in dehydration. Thirst may accompany by the first stage, which is called heat stress. Mild symptoms may include such as a headache or muscle cramps.

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