Heat-Related Illness and ADHD Athletes

 ADHD in the News 2019-09-19

The latest research indicates the leading causes of death in high school sports are sudden cardiac arrest, exertional heat stroke, traumatic head injuries and sickle cell complications. Although all athletes are not immune to injury, those stepping onto the playing field with pre-existing conditions may increase their risk for sustaining certain injuries. One such risk is exertional heat stroke (EHS) in those athletes with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).