Giving yourself the green light on Race Day: - Cape Town Cycle Tour

Giving yourself the green light on Race Day:

7 Mar 2024 - Press Release

Self-assessment tips from Dr Darren Green

What are the crucial self-assessment symptoms?

Fever: this means that your body is dealing with an acute infection and places you at risk for severe complications on Race Day if ignored. Consequences are Myocarditis, Dehydration, Heat stress and Seizures.

Flu symptoms both recent and current. Don’t consider racing with an acute onset of coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath, severe muscle body pains. Racing with an infection could lead to serious complications and even cardiac arrest.

Chest Pain demands respect and could be related to an underlying heart, lung, or muscle condition. Undiagnosed and untreated respiratory infections account for a large number of medical consults and withdrawals on Race Day. Pain associated with exercise can point to a cardiac issue like angina.

Generally unwell with low energy, excessive fatigue. This could point to a systemic viral infection and high intensity, or endurance training could worsen the infection and lower your immune system function.

Persistent diarrhoea before the race could precipitate more severe illness if not managed appropriately. Fluid and electrolyte imbalance as well as body temperature control are all linked to your hydration status. Don’t race with a gut infection.

Finally, if you develop ANY of these symptoms after starting the race – please consider stopping at any of the medical points along the way for a check-up and consult before continuing.

If you haven’t already, please complete your medical questionnaire as it is to protect you and provide Mediclinic with the information required to manage you optimally in case of ANY untoward medical emergency.

Fill in the medical questionnaire here:

Wishing you your best race ever.

The Medical Team: MEDICLINIC

Dr Darren Green, Cape Town Cycle Tour Medical Race

Cape Town Cycle Tour Strava Club

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