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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not very : assuming you did not overdo it at the gym while having flu or just before getting the flu! Obviously hydration is the key to preventing rhabdo.

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Exercising with a head full of congestion would likely cause a headache in almost anyone. You should feel better as your cold improves. Don't exercise ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Makes all sense but: need to be evaluated by your doctor first, you might have allergic airways disease causing increased airway reactivity leading to tightened airways he ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
As soon as you can: Begin lightly exercising as soon as you are able, and advance as tolerated.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Herold
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
6 weeks: You should wait at least 6 weeks before starting to exercise after a c-section. Light walking is ok but do not lift anything heavy or do anything str ... Read More
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Cold intolerance: Might be good to be checked for hypothyroidism, just in case that is causing you to feel cold most of the time. It is a simple blood test.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Preference: Personally, prefer empty stomach to reduce any reflux! would not eat, drop, and do push-ups, but after an hour or so should be fine in general.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on type: If you had a c-section, resume formal exercise around 6-8 weeks. If you had a natural birth (and assuming there were no pregnancy/childbirth-related i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Pneumonia: It depends. If a immuno-uncompromised individual gets pneumonia they usually recover quickly, 7-10 days. You may start work out gradually after ten da ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
18 years experience Infectious Disease
It depends: Severe symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea should be resolved in less than a week. However, gastroenteritis can cause injury to the lining of the small ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. JOSEPHUS JOHAN PRETORIUS
Specializes in
Exercise and a cold: Hi, this is a very common question. When you are coming down with a cold or a flu your body needs all,the resources it has to fight this. So to contin ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on type: If you have a vaginal delivery, you may start eating as soon as the placenta has delivered. This is a precaution in case the placenta will not delive ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on symptoms: It depends on improvement in your symptoms.If you have no diarrhea and vomiting and are drinking fluids, you can gradually introduce bland diet.It us ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: As soon as you are feeling well enough and you have no fever, you can return to school.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: A common rule of thumb dictates having nothing orally for the 1st 6 hours, then clear liquids only for the next 6 hours, then advance your diet as tol ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nall
14 years experience Sports Medicine
When it heal: I would wait until it heals. The movement and moisture "down there" could cause some issues.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
See below: When you are fever free and can endure normal work routine without difficulty.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Anytime you feel you are ready for this you can start exercising.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
Over eating post gym: First eating right after the gym work out is probably not good. Like a gym work out pace yourself. Eat and drink a small snack. Go home cook a meal, o ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
23 years experience Family Medicine
Exercise: Good for you that you like to exercise. Cold or normal temperature water is fine. Sometimes if it's too cold it could upset your stomach or cause he ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Hours: Minutes to a few hours.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Recovery parameters: You may begin exercising again when you have no fever, minimal fatigue, improved cough, no shortness of breath and minimal muscle aches. When you star ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Eggleston
18 years experience Radiology
Less than 45min: You want a good meal within 45 min after exercise to feed your muscles, and get the full benefit of the work you just did. Shower, then eat. Don't w ... Read More
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