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What causes you to feel nauseous after working out at the gym, working mainly the muscles in the legs and arms. Even after drinking water?

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Dr. Robert Grieco
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Lactic acid : when you use a muscle group harder then its circulation can keep up it produces lactic acid which is what makes muscle burn. It also can make you nausious. It is a good thing because it stimulates increased muscle growth and circulation.
Answered on Oct 11, 2015
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Dr. Grieco is correct (as usual). But if the nausea makes working out unpleasant, that's not do good and decrease intensity of work out some and gradually increase so that while you may feel mild muscle soreness, you don't feel nausea that makes exercise not fun.
Aug 28, 2015
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Dr. Robert Grieco
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Thank you Susan for that clarification. Bottom line, listen to your body. There is always a balance we must find..
Aug 29, 2015

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