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Offline thedoc

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Could exercise make you ill?
« on: 25/02/2016 13:50:01 »
Rose asked the Naked Scientists:
   I always get really ill after a few days of excercise - latest was a severe bladder infection or a severe cold or sore throat or tummy bug - I have been testing this over three years and have noticed it over and over.  It has almost become a joke.
What do you think?
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Re: Could exercise make you ill?
« Reply #1 on: 25/02/2016 15:05:27 »
Rose asked the Naked Scientists:
   I always get really ill after a few days of excercise - latest was a severe bladder infection or a severe cold or sore throat or tummy bug - I have been testing this over three years and have noticed it over and over.  It has almost become a joke.
What do you think?
I would seriously recommend that you visit a physician about this. While I'm not qualified to diagnose your problem, it may be related to a blood disorder. As a child, I experienced similar reactions to exercise and was eventually diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia. A blood disorder indicated by a low iron content. Thankfully, I was treated with iron supplements and as I grew older, eventually overcame the problem.

What ever you do, Please see your doctor..................Ethos
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Re: Could exercise make you ill?
« Reply #2 on: 25/02/2016 16:15:40 »
As Ethos says, it is essential to see your doctor.

You don't say how intense this exercise is. Heavy exercise after a long time with none can affect the immune system, so it's important to build up slowly.
It could also be that you have a low grade bladder infection and the combination of exercise and dehydration takes it to a noticable level.

Doc will help (yours, not ours  :))
 

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Re: Could exercise make you ill?
« Reply #3 on: 25/02/2016 18:03:11 »
Some people think that strenuous exercise is good for your heart. If you drive your car faster, will it last longer?

Seriously, though, where did you take this exercise? A gym full of sweaty strangers isn't a healthy place to be, unless you are a respiratory bacterium.
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