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Why do I get pounding headaches after playing basketball. I am a 26 year old male and am very active. I also always drink plenty of water.?

Why do I get pounding headaches after playing basketball.  I am a 26 year old male and am very active. I also always drink plenty of water.?

Headaches: I don't think that hydration is your problem. At your age i would be concerned if you have pounding headaches everytime you play basketball. It may be a simple problem like migraines but i would recommend you check with your primary care physician or a neurologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I drink enough water while exercise and i still get a pounding headache after . Even running out in the sun for a while . I also get tired quickly .

I drink enough water while exercise and i still get a pounding headache after . Even running out in the sun for a while . I also get tired quickly .

Headaches: Are there other medications or caffeine or energy drinks that you take that may make this worse? There may be some labs that you may need to rule out other medical conditions such as diabetes, thyroid issues or elevated blood pressure. ...Read more

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Everytime i play video games . Drinking water helps but I keep getting a headache wierd feeling. I'm a gamer.what can this be ? How can I stop this

Everytime i play video games . Drinking water helps but I keep getting a headache wierd feeling. I'm a gamer.what can this be ? How can I stop this

Too much video?: How many hours per day are you playing video games? The headache could be due to eye strain, or tension from the intensity of the game. Are you able to cut back on how much you play? If not, is it because of an occupational requirement? If it isn't an occupational requirement could you be addicted? I suggest scheduling a consultation to explore further. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How much water should I drink each day, i'm a 16 year old athletic male who plays lacrosse for 2-2.5 hours every day?

How much water should I drink each day, i'm a 16 year old athletic male who plays lacrosse for 2-2.5 hours every day?

Drink and eat plenty: With a balanced diet you should drink as much as you can handle. Drink until not thirsty throughout the day prior to performance, then small amounts throughout your sport. Afterward, i generally suggest drinking until not thirsty, then add and extra 8 oz onto your total. ...Read more

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Hi!!! I am 18 years old and for the past few months I've been having horrible pounding headaches along with very tight feelings in my chest.

Hi!!! I am 18 years old and for the past few months I've been having horrible pounding headaches along with very tight feelings in my chest.

Headache : there are many reasons for headaches and chest tightness. Make sure your blood pressure is fine. Stay hydrated by drinking 4-5 bottle of water per day, excercise 45 minutes daily and get at least 8 hrs of sleep. If all this does not help, you need to see your doctor to find a reason. ...Read more

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I always get a headache afer i've been out in the sun the whole day. Why does this happen? I drink plenty of water everyday!

Sunburn: You get sun burned. Wear sunscreen , use wide brim hat , long sleeve shirt (helps keep your body humid. Without shirt , or clothing you get dehydrated faster and get headache. ) wear bright color clothes. There is a reason people in the sahara where those kind of clothing (thank good we have a/c). ...Read more

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I get chronic headaches, even tho im healthy, drink plenty of water, nd most of the time the headache turn in migranes, what can I do?

I get chronic headaches, even tho im healthy, drink plenty of water, nd most of the time the headache turn in migranes, what can I do?

Neck induced pain: When regular headaches are left untreated they can lead to what we call "secondary migraines". Severe headaches that mimic migaine type ha. Chronic daily headaches can be triggered by muscle tension in the neck as well as facet joint (joints of spine) inflammation. There are other potential causes that also need to be reviewed. Check with your doctor about therapeutic options, pain center consult. ...Read more

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But I get headaches when I exercise but I do drink plenty of water. What should I do or do you want me to talk to my regular Doctor?

But I get headaches when I exercise but I do drink plenty of water. What should I do or do you want me to talk to my regular Doctor?

@ Ur age a visit 2-: -PCP is in order. HA in this age group of females can B due 2 hypertension, or worst scenario an AV malformation could B the cause. One of the major causes of sudden death with no trauma. Specialized imaging is needed. ...Read more

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Hi Dr, compliments of the New Year. I get a lot of headaches, and have dryness in my nose. I drink around 3l of water per day but still experience headaches. Please help?

Hi Dr, compliments of the New Year. I get a lot of headaches, and have dryness in my nose. I drink around 3l of water per day but still experience headaches. Please help?

Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs multitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! See doc about the headaches. You may be having migraines as a result of dry sinuses. ...Read more

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I had a subarachnoid haemorrhage 7 years ago now every time I excercise I get really bad headaches afterwards. I drink lots of water 2lt a day, help??

I had a subarachnoid haemorrhage 7 years ago now every time I excercise I get really bad headaches afterwards. I drink lots of water 2lt a day, help??

Comments: Glad you survived the SAH, as mortality quite high usually. Your headaches will not respond to water, and could be exertional migraine events. These can be reversed, so, find a neurologist who focuses in headaches. BOTOX may be of value, but other preventatives could be considered. ...Read more

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What can cause increase in minor throbbing headaches in 38yo male besides cancer? Usually I don't get headaches often.

What can cause increase in minor throbbing headaches in 38yo male besides cancer? Usually I don't get headaches often.

Usually not tumor: See whether it might be worth treating these as if they were migraine. Brain tumor headaches tend to be quite disturbing and are not like those you may have had in the past. ...Read more

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My left eye got hit while playing basketball, i m having pain nd it's been watering a lot i already wash it manytimes by water wht. To do now please help?

My left eye got hit while playing basketball, i m having pain nd it's been watering a lot i already wash it manytimes by water wht. To do now please help?

See an Eye MD: You certainly have an eye injury. It could be minor but how would you know? Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist asap. ...Read more

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I feel feverish but i don't have fever, my nose is dripping a little clear watery nasal. The feverish feel started after i play basketball and headache?

I feel feverish but i don't have fever, my nose is dripping a little clear watery nasal. The feverish feel started after i play basketball and headache?

Cold: Depending how long ago your symptoms started, you may have a cold, or viral infection. If your symptoms don't subside in a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm constantly getting really bad headaches, teenager, eat healthy drink plenty of water, exercised, paracetamol don't work, what's causing them?

I'm constantly getting really bad headaches, teenager, eat healthy drink plenty of water, exercised, paracetamol don't work, what's causing them?

Bad headaches: Your headaches could be from migraine, but you should see your doc if you have this bada headache as he/she can refer you for testing &/or neuro consult. Avoid avacados, nuits, coffee, chocolates as sthey are some of the triggers for migraines. You are doing good by drinking plentyof fluids. Try a good noght's sleep as well if you have not been doing that. ...Read more

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I have constant everyday headaches 24/7 and i drink plenty of water exercise and everything else i eat healthy bu i still have headaches why is this?

Tension,stress,sinus: Tension, stress, sinus are the most common causes for headaches that you are experiencing as frequently as you are. Migraines typically do not occur as often and have other distinguishing features. Are you stressed? Do you have sinus/allergy issues? Does Naproxen or Aspirin give relief? Do your headaches improve with activity? Too many questions i would need to ask to better pin point the cause. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a headache? Panadol (acetaminophen) isn't working, and drinking more water isn't helping. What do I do?

How to get rid of a headache? Panadol (acetaminophen) isn't working, and drinking more water isn't helping. What do I do?

See a physician: There are many causes of headaches. I recommend that you see a physician for an evaluation. There are many medical conditions that can elicit headaches and require treatment. Find out what is causing yours. ...Read more

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I am concerned every night i pee 4 times within 2 hrs. I only drink 1 water bottle. I also get chronic headaches throughout the day. I'm 16?

I am concerned every night i pee 4 times within 2 hrs. I only drink 1 water bottle. I also get chronic headaches throughout the day. I'm 16?

See your MD.: There are multiple causes of frequent urination/headache, and the causes include diabetes.

You're going to need to see your pediatrician / primary doctor about this; you will likely need an exam and blood work. Good luck. ...Read more

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I drink 7 glasses of water a day, sometimes a get a headache, but after I drink it does go away. Could this be anything else?

I drink 7 glasses of water a day, sometimes a get a headache, but after I drink it does go away.  Could this be anything else?

Water intoxication: If you drink 7 glasses of water a day, it is unlikely that you have headaches due to dehydration. Rather drinking too much water can cause swelling of the brain cells (due to low salt) and headaches. Too much water washes out the kidneys which leads to an inability to concentrate fluid properly. ...Read more

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I have been getting headaches and difficulty thinking for a couple of years, but if I drink water with electrolytes, my headache goes away in minutes.

I have been getting headaches and difficulty thinking for a couple of years, but if I drink water with electrolytes, my headache goes away in minutes.

Your question?: Thank you for your informative post. Did you have a question in mind? My question is: Which electrolytes? Sodium? Potassium? Calcium? Magnesium? Sulfur? Chloride? Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)? Hydroxide? Nitrate? Sulfate? Acetate? Phosphate? ...Read more

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For a 2 weeks I've been getting nauseous w/ bad headaches. I hardly eat, 2 bites make me sick & I get light headed. I drink a lot water. What is this?

Headaches: We just don't know enough about you to offer you a relevant differential diagnosis. It may be a side effect of Cyclobenzaprine. Do you have ant history or diagnosis of anxiety or depression or other psychiatric pathology? Do you take recreational drugs (meth, cocaine etc.)? can you be pregnant? I would strongly suggest seeing your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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