A 48-year-old member asked:
can you tell me is creatine good to take after working out?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Creatine: Creatine is a small molecule that helps with initial activity energy. It holds onto phosphorous in the muscle cells. Therefore, maintaining maximum creatine in muscle cells will allow increase sets, help sprinting workouts, it will pull water into muscles.
So creatine after workouts, does not match its intent but ok if you took it everyday after your work outs cause that works for you.
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Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Creatine.: Creatine in doses of 1000 to 5000mg daily has been shown to increase muscle mass, muscle size and muscle energy stores. Creatine must be taken with lots of water throughout the day, and doses must not exceed 5000mg daily to avoid impairment of kidney function. The dose can be taken all at once, preferably after exercise to facilitate ATP store replenishment in the muscles after exercise.
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Does working out dry up my milk?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Moderate exercise has been shown to increase prolactin, a helpful hormone for breast feeding. Strenuous exercise may increase the lactate level in milk which may change the taste a bit. Sweat may introduce a salty taste, so showering before a feeding is reasonable after a workup.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
When can I start exercising after a cesarean?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
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 strenuous to protect the stitches you have on the inside. They take longer to heal than the skin incision that you can see on the outside.
6.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 43-year-old member asked:
What can I do and what should I avoid when exercising while pregnant?
2 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
IF fit-2 main things: Being involved in a fitness activity is a consideration for pregnant women in stable health with no complications who have time and want to exercise (beyond normal activity).
However, even they should always follow these key rules:
1 ask their most experienced OB providers what can be done now and ask again at every visit and with each new diagnosis or problem
2 avoid lying flat on the back & pain.
6.5k viewsReviewed Sep 30, 2020
A 33-year-old member asked:
How can I continue to work out, despite a back problem?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Do core work: You may want to alter your workouts to incorporate more core stabilization routines and try more cross training. Avoiding certain workouts may help like rowing and , heavy weight lifting especially squats and deadlifts as well concentrating on less weight with increased reps.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Every day must I do intense workout?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
No, rest is crucial: Periodsnof rest can be as important as the workouts themselves if you want to improve overall fitness (strength, endurance, speed).
5.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Feb 23, 2016
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