Question: My daughter is 12
years old. She is slightly overweight and is in the school's trim
and fit programme which requires her to exercise every alternate day
in the morning. One of the daily exercise routine is running round
the school. Recently, she experienced momements of giddiness together
with temporary lost of focus of her sight and hearing after her exercise
routine. It has happened twice. What could have caused this? Is it
a serious health problem? Should I send her to the hospital for a
Answer: Dear Alison,
Exercising strenuously and not
breathing properly when working out can cause dizziness. When these
symptoms appear it is important to stop and rest.
If symptoms are persistent and
do not go away it is recommended to visit a doctor so her or she can
do a physical exam.