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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes lightheadedness and seeing spots in vision while exercising?

I get lightheaded very easily and start seeing spots in my vision. everytime I go to the gym I have to rest after each exercise because I get dizzy. I m in shape and am a healthy weight and am a professional dancer but lightheadedness, dizziness and fatigue have been something I ve been struggling with for years. when I first started dancing intensively about 5 years ago we were doing some breathing exercises in class and my vision blacked out for a second and I started to pass out. I went to the doctor to see if I was anemic but I wasn t and they said maybe I was just out of shape. Since then I ve lost about 20 pounds and I workout almost everyday but I still have to rest after each exercise or I get really dizzy and nauseous.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015
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Naturopathy & Yoga Specialist 's  Response
Hi welcome to HCM

Dear your problem of lightheadedness and seeing spots in vision while exercising , is not uncommon . I can understand your concern .

Headache, dizziness and lack of energy are the symptoms of post workout fatigue, when the diet is not proper. if intensity of your physical exercise has increased, then there must be inxrease in the diet also, failing which, these symptoms will persist.

You should keep in mind that without inclusion of proper balanced diet containing all essential nutrints , your exercise lowers your energy level resulting the present smptoms by weakening the immune system .

Before starting actual exercises ,warming up work out should be performed
.Youcan also include Deep Breathing , Anulom Vilom , Bhramari &
meditation to strengthen your heart and , in fact whole body ,
but increase gradually . Never over do

Avoid constipation , sleeplessness ,stress ,tea ,coffee , smoking ,alcohol
water intake is very essential .

Take lemon juice in a glass of water with a pinch of salt & pepper 3-4 times a for instant energy .
Coconut water has essential nutriens and enlivens the soul instantly .

Regular follow up with your doctor is necessary

Hope this helps solve your query . Take care .All the best .
Dont hesitate to come back if have further query .

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