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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I get a headache whenever I do jumping jacks or jog. MRI and EEG normal. I have migraine disorder, so can jumping exercise aggregate it?

Yes: A number of things occur in your body during exercise that can aggravate headaches. This can include changes in blood pressure, body temperature, and the release of neurotransmitter a such as norepinephrine. Discuss with your neurologist the specific cause of your headaches and whether a modification in your exercise regimen should be done. ...Read more

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How come i get headaches after i exercise?

How come i get headaches after i exercise?

Not uncommon!: Post exertional headaches are common, because your arteries are wide open and carrying more blood after exercise. Intensity is a factor. You can work out longer at lower intensity-this may help. Otherwise, take tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve afterwards! ...Read more

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Why might someone get a headache every time they exercise?

Why might someone get a headache every time they exercise?

Varies: There are multiple possibilities, including headaches associated with high blood pressure, tension headaches, headaches from vasodilitation as well. A good medical check up is usually a good place to start. ...Read more

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Why do I get headaches about 5 to 10 minutes in to my exercise?

Why do I get headaches about 5 to 10 minutes in to my exercise?

Migraines?: Some pts who have migraine do find that aerobic exercise can either initiate or worsen headaches. However, neck problems, and even sinus infections can create head pain with exercise. If the headaches occur when your arms are elevated such as pull-ups or military weight lifting, you could consider thoracic outlet syndrome. If this is migraine, preventative measures will work. ...Read more

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Why might it be that someone get a headache every time they exercise?

Why might it be that someone get a headache every time they exercise?

Possible reasons: 1 possible reason for exercise headaches is dilatation of blood vessels inside the skull. Specific causes for 2nd exercise headaches may include: sinus infection, tumors, obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid, blood vessel abnormalities & v blood flow. Recommend medical evaluation if you have headaches during or after exercise. ...Read more

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When I do not exercise for 1 week, start to have headaches. Why do I get that?

When I do not exercise for 1 week, start to have headaches. Why do I get that?

Endorphins?: Exercise is great stuff - it releases enorphins, a natural pain killer and also helps reduce stress and anxiety. The latter may contribute to muscle tension and tension headaches. Of course if headaches are recurrent, severe, new or change in character it is very wise to consult with physician to make sure everyting is okay! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i could exercise when i get headaches every single time i try to work out?

Can you tell me how i could exercise when i get headaches every single time i try to work out?

Exercise Headaches: I understand your frustration of getting headaches while trying to exercise Due to your concern of “i get headaches every single time i try to work out”, please see a Neurologist, provide family history of migraines, your history of sinus problem, eye problems, stress or high Blood Pressure for Diagnosis. Avoid Exercise in hot weather. See Psychiatrist about stresses in your journey of life. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more