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Why do people vomit if they exercise too hard?

Why do people vomit if they exercise too hard?

Blood flow, chemical: Exercise moves blood out of organs & into muscles, sometimes so much so that the organ doesn't work as well. This is why you shouldn't eat a lot before exercise. Hard exercise also releases a lot of chemicals in your body and dehydrates you. Best way around this is to stay hydrated & not work harder than you are trained for at the moment. Always warm up & add intensity gradually. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Get bad headaches when I exercise hard enough to get my heart rate up to about 180. Head hurts and feel like vomiting for 10 min after stop exercise.

Get bad headaches when I exercise hard enough to get my heart rate up to about 180. Head hurts and feel like vomiting for 10 min after stop exercise.

Several reasons . .: Several possible reasons for your nausea and your headaches, so please go see your doctor for further evaluation. HOWEVER, the one thing that is NOT abnormal is your heart rate of 180. In fact, at the age of 23, your maximal predictable heart rate is actually above 190. It is POSSIBLE that all of your symptoms may simply be related to exercising at a heart rate too close to your max. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why you vomit after an intense exercise?

Can you please explain why you vomit after an intense exercise?

Most don't, some do!: If you have food/fluids in your gut, while exercising, blood flow is directed to muscle, and the gut cannot digest or absorb food normally! (this is why if you are dehydrated, you can't catch up with fluids, since your absorption rate is so slow!) afterwards, the remaining contents of your stomach can be expelled! ...Read more

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What could cause me to cough so hard i vomit?

What could cause me to cough so hard i vomit?

Several causes: Coughing to the point of vomiting is termed post-tussive emesis. Causes can be certain lung infections such as whooping cough (pertussis) or pneumonia. Asthma is a fairly common cause. Also, if there is a foreign body that has been aspirated, this can generate a cough with a lot of pressure and induce vomiting. ...Read more

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Why do I cough so hard that it makes me vomit?

Why do I cough so hard that it makes me vomit?

Can't tell from here: It would be helpful to know if you have you had a chest x-ray, been checked for asthma, undergone ENT evaluation, etc. and what treatments have been tried? ...Read more

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I am bulimic, lately it has been harder and harder for me to vomit. Why is that?

I am bulimic, lately it has been harder and harder for me to vomit. Why is that?

Psyche vs Mechanics: Purging (purposefully vomiting one's food) is a hallmark symptom of bulemia nervosa. Finding it increasingly difficult to vomit is likely due a physical or psychological cause. Vomiting can cause esophageal tears or spasms which would make it more difficult to vomit. The stigma associated with vomiting may make it difficult to vomit as the mind can be powerful. Seek medical attention right away. ...Read more

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Ive cut back on my eating, i then ate a normal sized meal tonight, it made me feel so ill i tried really hard to vomit, nothing came up, why?

Ive cut back on my eating, i then ate a normal sized meal tonight, it made me feel so ill i tried really hard to vomit, nothing came up, why?

You may: have the early symptoms of an eating disorder and this should be discussed with your Primary Care Provider! There is probably nothing "wrong" with your stomach! ...Read more

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I get very hard palpations makes me feel as if I'll vomit, normally lasts 10-20 sec. This time last 5 min. Bp spiked then went down after. Causes?

I get very hard palpations makes me feel as if I'll vomit, normally lasts 10-20 sec. This time last 5 min. Bp spiked then went down after. Causes?

R/o pheochromocytoma: While these symptoms are odd and not terribly specific, there is a rare tumor of the adrenal gland which can cause similar symptoms. You should see your physician and tell them of these symptoms. They may require you to submit 24 hr urine samples to check for the metabolites of this tumor, which can cause labile bp and nausea. That said, it is unlikely that you have this, ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more