Why do I sometimes taste blood when I exercise strenuously?
November 3, 2006 7:24 AM Subscribe
Why do I sometimes taste blood when strenuously exercising?
posted by cramer to Health & Fitness (11 answers total)
Last night, after a long hiatus, I played a few hours of basketball at the gym. After a few trips sprinting up and down the court, I tasted blood. This has happened before, I can recall it when playing football when it's chilly.
What's going on? I take this as a sign that I'm out of shape and was pushing too hard, but what's really happening? Blood leaking from my sinuses? Are pulmonary capillaries breaking?