Is it possible for the markdown table to use the first column as the table headers instead of the first row?

In this case, I’m referring to markdown tables that are entered by hand, not generated by a query.

I have some information in a node that really looks much better formatted as a table.
The issue is, the table is formatted with the first row highlighted as the headers, when it’s really the first column that should be rendered that way.

I don’t know if this is a problem with markdown tables in general,
It’s also got an easy workaround.