Today I learned…
If you ever wondered what that metallic taste is after intense workouts.
It’s called Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH) and it’s actually blood from your lungs.
EIPH is an exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage. It sounds a lot worse than it is. It’s high blood pressure acting on small blood vessels in your lungs. A simple cure? Go easier on your exercising. It (in most cases) does not do any permanent damage and, therefore, requires no treatment.
It’s not rare and it doesn’t mean you’re necessarily out of shape. It has presented itself in previously healthy patients. (via)