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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience in Preventive Medicine
One you will do: The most effective exercise is the one you'll do regularly. Check out these exercises for strengthening your abdominal muscles. If you're not used to ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Usually recommended: Strengthening abdominal muscles is a good way to help prevent back pain. If you're having back pain now see your doctor to make sure it's ok to exerci ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience in Pain Management
Depends: If you've done the physical therapy and no relief, then injections like epidural steroid injections or facet joint injections may be the next treatmen ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Liberman
20 years experience in Cardiology
Yes!: Much healthier at that age than weightlifting, and very beneficial for you.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
Physical exam: You should see you primary care provider to find out if it is a hernia or a simple separation of the "six pack" muscles without an actual hole, or her ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
They can be: All would depend on the pace you do them...
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possible: The hymen can be torn during exercise. Wether the hymen is torn or not does not determine if a women is a virgin, as it can easily be torn by tampons, ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Gastrointestinal : Complaints take a variety of forms -- eructation (belching), flatulence, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating, intestinal cramps, and stomachache. Run ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose luis Hernandez
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: See following link for better exercises of the pubococcygeus: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&amp ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
OK to avoid them: First it may help to work with a certified personal trainer to modify an overhead exercises so that they are more "tolerable". Otherwise, no exercise ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience in Gastroenterology
Many causes: The differential includes infectious etiologies, crohns, less likely cancers. If these symptoms persist more than 2 weeks, you should see a doctor.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
20 years experience in Cardiology
Selective fat burn: When losing weight or burning fat the body does not selectively burn fat based on what region you're exercising. Just like fat accumulation is based p ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not: Going to maximize your exercise with eating fatty foods. Eat healthy high protein foods and you will see results faster and overall feel better
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
52 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yes: Exercise is very important for overall health and building muscles. It increases the release of growth hormone which is very helpful in combating obe ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Tone muscle: Toning your stomach/abdominal muscles will help you have a thinner wist line bunt the external as well as internal fat will only come down and slim yo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
abdominal ex.: Sit-ups work your abdominal muscles and hip flexors predominately.They may increase your abdominal muscle tone if you do them consistently.They are no ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience in Podiatry
Ab exercises: Do you mean shrink in a way to lose weight or mass or shrink the stomach itself ? Many people refer to ' shrinking the stomach' meaning losing weight ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Exercising does not selectively remove fat in one area. But it can sculpt, strenghten and improve appearance of abdomen. Weight loss will help to redu ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Abdominal exercises: Also try decreasing calories and doing more exercises like abdominal crunches. Losing weight hels the most.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Slattery
30 years experience in Sports Medicine
Yes: Anything you do requiring contraction of muscle requires energy and therefore burns calories.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
1-2/week: We generally like people to lose one to two pounds per week for healthy and meaningful and long lasting weight reduction.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: There is no general exercise or lifting routine that would do this.Some consider intercourse an exercise and that would be the exception.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monique Ruberu
18 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doc: Sounds like you have a lot of symptoms that could be explained related to GI tract, female organ issues or both... See your doc for a detailed history ... Read More

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