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Sam asks The Doctors why he gets headaches when he works out with heavy weights and wants to know if there is anything he can do to stop them.
ER physician Dr. Travis Stork shares that many people get these exertional headaches. The reasoning is not fully understood but there is a multitude of possibilities. Some people believe they are caused by the change of blood flow to the brain, or as a result of dehydration.
Dr. Travis points out that extremely heavy lifting where weight-lifters really bear down first can create a ton of tension leading to these severe headaches. Even dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra says she occasionally experiences these headaches at the gym because the pressure gets so high but hers typically go away in a few hours.
Dr. Travis says his concern is if you ever have one sudden, massive clap of a headache. That could be an indication that a blood vessel in the brain has burst which could be potentially life-threatening. Dr. Travis recommends that anyone who gets these headaches every single time they work out should consult a doctor. Also, don’t be like Dr. Travis when he was younger and roll into a gym and lift overly heavy weights off the bat. Ease into it and be kind to your body and your head!