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how long does it take to be able to exercise after a micro discectomy?

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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Recovery: The less invasive surgery is, the faster the recovery and the less chance of complications.

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What is the best exercise to reduce tummy fat?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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Lose wt, aerobics: Probably the best way to lose tummy fat would be to lose weight using aerobic exercise such as walking or cycling. Also you can work on strengthening your abdominal muscles. If you don't lose weight you probably not have the washboard abs one strives for.
A member asked:

I am 11 weeks into a daily exercise program, and starting to skip days. Any ideas on how to stay motivated?

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Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Remember...: Remember why you started in the first place and how much better you felt while doing it. Also, schedule it as an appointment. Even if you don't want to do it, do 10 minutes. You can always find 10 minutes. Right?
A member asked:

I have shoulder calcification can I still exercise take weights?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
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No: You can still lift weights and exercise as tolerated. You may be limited by discomfort and if your are then you may need to have it further evaluated to determine if you need any intervention.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Horrible-- I was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
?: Exercise asthma diagnosis simply means that you are reactive to exercise but is doesn't mean you have to quit exercising. Talk to you doctor about how you can treat this and exercise at the same time.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Could allergies and exercise induce asthma?

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Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatric Pulmonology 18 years experience
Yes: Allergies and exercise are 2 of the most common triggers for exacerbation of asthma symptoms. If your asthma is not well controlled and you have allergies, treatment of the allergies is an important part of asthma therapy. If exercise is making your breathing worse it doesn't mean you can't do it. It suggests that your asthma is not well controlled and this should be discussed with your doctor.

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