How to stay cool while playing football during Super Bowl LI
The NFL is putting in a lot of emphasis on health in the lead-up to the Super Bowl.
But even if you’re not worried about the virus and can play through the cold, there are plenty of other health concerns.
Here are some of the more common concerns for fans in New England.
Headaches and migraines are the most common.
The cold can wreak havoc on the brain, but headaches and migraine headaches can cause headaches, too.
That’s why it’s important to keep your head covered and get plenty of rest, said Dr. Jeffrey Fagan, a neuropsychiatrist and head and neck specialist at Yale University.
The NFLPA has put out guidelines for fans with headaches.
Heads up, fans with migraine headaches: You’re probably not the only one.
Headache can make you feel dizzy and dizzy, which can be a problem if you’ve played a game in the past.
If you feel this way and the headaches are severe, you might want to consult a doctor, Fagan said.
And, while there’s no proven link between migrainous headaches and concussion, he noted that headaches can be caused by repetitive head trauma or stress.
In a 2015 study published in the journal Neurology, doctors examined 842 patients who suffered from migrainias and found they were at increased risk for concussion.
In other words, if you are experiencing migrainas and you’ve been concussed in the last five years, you’re at an increased risk of concussion.
The NFLPA’s Migraine Awareness Program is a good place to start, and the league has posted additional information on its website.
Here’s a summary of some of what’s being covered by the program:What you need to know about the Super.
Bowl headache symptomsA headache can be asymptomatic and mild, or it can be very severe and cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and tingling sensations.
Headaches that are severe and persist are more likely to be associated with a concussion, according to the NFL.
Symptoms may include:Headache:Dizziness:Lightheadedness:Tingling sensation:Common signs and symptoms include:Vomiting:Feeling lightheaded or tingly.
Headache or pain is not always associated with concussion.
Other signs and problems include:Tremors or ringing in the ears.
In rare cases, a headache may trigger a seizure.
Common symptoms of a concussion are as follows:In the past, there have been reports of concussions occurring after playing a game that has not been televised, but that didn’t happen during the Superdome game.
In that case, the players involved are not allowed to attend games for at least a few weeks after the incident.
If you’ve had a concussion and were unable to attend a game, contact your doctor right away and ask to see a doctor.
The Super Bowl could be a game you never want to miss.
The first thing you want to do after the game is get yourself checked out, Fagen said.
After that, you can go home and rest.