Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-21-07, 01:10 PM   #1
evanyc
i believe in me
Thread Starter
 
evanyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes:
Posts: 2,712
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i keep getting "head rushes"

so several times a week now i will stand up and get a head rush - you know, where your head feels light and kinda begins to pulsate and your vision narrows and whatnot. i've been told this results from low blood pressure or a sudden drop in blood pressure. what could lead to this? it's been going on for the last 2-3 weeks.

some background: i've always been active but recently started training for a triathlon so i now workout in some form 6 days a week. i'm 5'10" and since january i've gone from 180 to 170. my resting HR has gone from 70 to 60. i was vegetarian for 9 years, vegan for 3, and recently started eating fish again (still no dairy or eggs). i have no idea how many calories i consume daily but i'm fairly sure it's enough, and it's generally very healthy i think.

any input would be appreciated. i've also been meaning to go get a check-up and full bloodwork done just for standard reasons so maybe i'll actually do that now.
evanyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-07, 01:18 PM   #2
Carbonfiberboy 
just another gosling
 
Carbonfiberboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
Posts: 11,326
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 136 Post(s)
It's called orthostatic hypotension. Search the forums - there was a recent thread. And google it.
Carbonfiberboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-07, 01:26 PM   #3
evanyc
i believe in me
Thread Starter
 
evanyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes:
Posts: 2,712
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
got it! thanks.
evanyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:24 AM.