Health—October 30, 2017
Health featured HSS neurologist Erin E. Manning, MD in an article about how to handle a headache when it appears during exercise.
Dr. Manning said that "exercising in hot, humid conditions or at high altitudes when your body isn’t acclimated yet" could cause a headache. She recommended to stay well-hydrated, eat regularly and get enough sleep.
To treat a headache, Dr. Manning advised taking over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen.
"Sometimes people actually need medication that they take either right before strenuous exercise or regular medication that they take on a daily basis to help prevent these from happening," said Dr. Manning.
If the headaches are frequent, Dr. Manning said it would be good time to see a doctor. "You can start with your primary care doctor, or see if you can find a neurologist, headache specialist, or someone who specializes in sports neurology," she said.
Read the full article at health.com