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A 27-year-old male asked:

experience flu-like symptoms after one of the more intense workouts i've ever done. is there anything i can do to avoid this after an intense workout?

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Dr. Elise Sadoun
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Fluids: Make sure you get enough fluids. There is some muscle breakdown with extreme workouts, and this builds up in the tissues. It is flushed out through the kidneys, so make sure you are drinking plenty. Good luck.

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