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I have runners stitch yet I do not run. How do I relieve this?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Several options

Assuming you are exercising in some form, employ these strategies: hydrate well before exercising, as dehydration may be cause; alter your breathing techniques, with a focus on deep exhalation; improve your fitness, as those out of shape tend to have more side stitches; begin the exercise gradually with slow-warm-up; decrease the intensity of your exercise.
If not improving, see your sports doc!

In brief: Several options

Assuming you are exercising in some form, employ these strategies: hydrate well before exercising, as dehydration may be cause; alter your breathing techniques, with a focus on deep exhalation; improve your fitness, as those out of shape tend to have more side stitches; begin the exercise gradually with slow-warm-up; decrease the intensity of your exercise.
If not improving, see your sports doc!
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