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20 Jan 2006

Sickness when exercising
Hey, I was wondering if this means anything. When I do anything strenus from sprinting to a full match of wrestling I feel sick. I get light headed, nauseous always leading to me vomiting, and it becomes hard to breath on occation. This happened when I used to wrestle (for 2 years) regardless of my workout plan. I was hoping you could shed some light on this if possible ans any solutions would be helpful.
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01 Jan 0001

Hi JusMe

Very intense exercise can cause this, absolutely. It could be a number of things. Often, it's attributed to changes that happen with the blood - the blood basically becomes more acidic, because as your body generates energy, one of the products, something called lactate, can cause the pH of the blood to change. It's not a disaster, but it does have this unfortunate side effect of causing some nausea. Being out of breath is certainly nothing to be concerned about, it's normal during very high intensity exercise - the body is basically 'catching up' with how much oxygen you need. And the vomiting, well that is unusual, but probably related to the nausea, and perhaps you have an increased sensitivity to the high intensity exericse and its effects on the body. The only thing I can suggest is that in future, rather than just going flat out, you train with the specific focus of building up the fitness levels and 'tolerance' to these changes, so that when you do sprint, you will be better off afterwards.

Good luck
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