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why do i get headaches 12 hours after exercise?

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Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Exertional headache?: Exertional headaches are a primary headache type. They are brought on by physical activity. They last 5 min to 48 hrs. The trick is to either avoid the offending activity or take chronic medication to help prevent them. You can also try to scale back your activity and slowly increase to increase your tolerance. Dehydration can also do this. Definitely worth seeing your doc about this.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
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Excellent! Try slowly increasing them and keep tweaking them to get the workout you want without headaches.
Mar 22, 2012
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
28 years experience Family Medicine
Consider Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) to address any functional anatomic factors contributing to your headaches. http://www.cranialacademy.com has a doctor finder function for your area.
Jan 25, 2012

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