Why do I have a headache during a workout?
Hello, I am a 19 years old female. Why do I have a headache while working out? I started going to the gym last week, I noticed that I have a headache during a workout before that I am fine. I have headaches only during and after I workout. Why?
@nitibha Hello, headache after a workout is caused due to exertion. When you exercise, or exert yourself physically, the muscles of the head, neck, and scalp need more blood to circulate. This causes the blood vessels to dilate, which can lead to a condition called exertional headaches. Reasons for your headache could be dehydration (Drink water or sports drinks before, during and after your workout to stay hydrated and replenish any fluids you lost), and working out indoors. Talking with your doctor is the best place to start, as they can prescribe medications to ease your head pain.