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Monday, May 23, 2011

Exercise Headache

These headaches occur during or after continuous heavy exercise. The most common activity associated with these headaches are running, playing tennis, swimming and weightlifting.

Doctors insert these headaches into two categories. The first headache is usually painful, is not related to other fundamental problems and often can be prevented by medical treatment. The second, main problem is caused by other, often serious problem and is associated with the brain - such as bleeding or a tumor - or things outside the brain - such as coronary artery disease. For this second category of headache requiring emergency medical attention.
Headaches due to sport the first category
This headache:
• Usually depicted with a sense of pulsing
• occurs during or after heavy exercise
• effect on both sides of the head in many cases

Headaches due to sport the second category
These headaches can cause:
• Has symptoms similar to the first category
• Vomiting
• Loss of consciousness
• Double vision
• neck stiffness

Headaches due to sport's first category is usually lost between 5 minutes to 48 hours, while the second is usually lost at least a day and sometimes prolonged for several days or longer.
Causes & Risk Factors

Headaches due to sport the first category
The exact cause of headache is unknown category. One theory is that heavy exercise dilate blood vessels in the bone.

Headaches due to sport the second category
This category of headaches are caused by fundamental problems, such as:
• Bleeding in the area between the brain and the thin membrane that covers the head (subarachnoid hemorrhage)
• Abnormalities of blood vessels into or within the brain
• Tumors that are cancerous or not cancerous
• Reducing the flow of blood that flows in the arteries leading to heart
• Sinus Infection

Risk factors

You may be at great risk if you:
• Exercise in hot weather
• Exercise at altitude
• Having a migraine on themselves or on family

Headaches due to sport the first category often occur in young children at the age of 20s. People with the second category tended to be older - the average at age 42.


Sports headaches tend to occur more frequently when the weather is hot and humid, or if you exercise constantly. If you tend to get headaches, you can avoid to sport in these conditions.
Some people get headaches because of sports only occurs during specific activities, and may prevent headaches by avoiding the event. Warm up before doing strenuous exercise can also help prevent headaches.

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