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Why Am So Bloated After Running A Half Marathon
Hard to say: Depends on a number of things. You may have let yourself dehydrate, and now your body is hanging on to water until things equilibrate. What did you eat beforehand - did you "carbo load" and with high fiber? A marathon his high stress and leads to cortisol release which may cause water retention as well. Whatever it is, it will resolve with time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Find the cause: Many different things can cause stomach "bloat" true bloating due to a large amount of gas can best be avoided by avoiding the foods, activities that cause the gas accumulation. Many other things feel like bloating but may be due to inflammation or adhesions or gallstone problems etc. See your primary to figure out the cause of your symptoms http://digestive.Niddk.Nih.Gov/ddiseases/pubs/gas/. ...Read more
Dehydration, heat : Make sure you drink enough during marathons, and as well take adequate "electrolytes" (salt). Dress lightly, make sure your clothing is well ventilated, avoid occlusive clothing. E.G. Visor hat is better than a hat that closes off evaporation. Humans were designed without clothing, and when you are hot and exerting, try to get back as close to that natural state. Spray water, evaporation cools. ...Read more
You possibly : Injured it. Visit foot/ankle doc and let them give you a exam. ...Read more
What could cause pain, bruising and swelling of outer and top of ankle right after running a pain free half marathon?
Pretty typical: for any inflammation that it takes 12-36 hrs for it to appear/peak. Ice immediately after a KNOWN injury, and heat after 24 hrs. NSAIDS, rest, maybe some light immobilization. without an exam, I can only give general information but these should get much better in 2-5 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I heal pain in my ankle after running for my half marathon this weekend? There is no real swelling or bone fracture.
Rest, ice and:: Start with resting and icing it to cool things down, an acewrap to support it would be helpful. Gentle exercises would be helpful, within limits of discomfort initially, and gradually increase them as pain reduces. Nsaids like Ibuprofen type medication would help. I am sure you'll be painfree in about 5-10 days time. If not see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi Doc, I have noticed black stool after running 10kms at more than my normal marathon running speed. I also feel acute pain right below d belly btn?
Black stools: Go to the emergency room immediately.Get a more detailed answer ›
I feel hungry more than normal. Have a high metabolism due to running. Yet the past few days i've also felt bloated. Born w/o uterus. What's wrong?
I am 2-1/2 weeks post op of a partial hysterectomy. Aching on my right ovary , bloated and running a low grade fever 100.8 varying now for 4 days?
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