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Can taking kickboxing classes make me feel dizzy and nauseous?

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Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

When do you get dizzy? Is it like the entire rm is spinning in circles after doing a spinning kick or do you feel "lightheaded" at the end of class due to dehydration or pushing yourself too hard? Do you get the same symptoms with other sports or just kickboxing? Kickboxing can be strenuous, so at age 50 you might want to get a stress test to make sure your heart can handle the class!

In brief: Depends

When do you get dizzy? Is it like the entire rm is spinning in circles after doing a spinning kick or do you feel "lightheaded" at the end of class due to dehydration or pushing yourself too hard? Do you get the same symptoms with other sports or just kickboxing? Kickboxing can be strenuous, so at age 50 you might want to get a stress test to make sure your heart can handle the class!
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Dr. David May
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Vertigo

Vertigo is the feeling of dizziness often associated with nausea.
Many people report a feeling of them spinning or the room spinning around them. If you are moving your head quickly around it could also be diagnosed as bppv. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is crystals in the inner ear dislodged and block the fluid in the semi-circular canals.

In brief: Vertigo

Vertigo is the feeling of dizziness often associated with nausea.
Many people report a feeling of them spinning or the room spinning around them. If you are moving your head quickly around it could also be diagnosed as bppv. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is crystals in the inner ear dislodged and block the fluid in the semi-circular canals.
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