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expert opinion please: could taking cetirizine hydrochloride affect me while i'm working out?

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Dr. Anne Maitland
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Allergy medications: Typically, anti-histamines, such as cetirizine, can cause drowsiness. Other typical side effects include dry mouth and difficulty using the bathroom, urination or constipation. If you are not experiencing these symptoms, it should not interfere with physical exertion or workouts.

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Will exercising reverse the effects of kidney failure?

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No: My honest opinion, exercise will not improve renal failure. Exercise is separate form of physical therapy, nothing to do with improving renal failure. I maybe wrong. Ask other specialists at healthtaps for another opinion. I think i answered your questions before. My practice is in surgery and self-healing meditaiton to treat cancers and chronic illnesses as secondary treatment of complementary.
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Why does exercising promote weight loss?

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Generally, how long should I wait after my hernia surgery before exercising?

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Days to weeks: The recovery time varies with the size and location of the hernia and the method of repair. The most common hernia operation i perform is via the laparoscopic approach. I encourage my patients to return to their baseline aerobic activities as soon as possible, typically within 7-10 days. In general, i advise against heavy lifting for 3 weeks.
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Why am I sometimes extremely dizzy after exercise? I work out frequently, eat well, drink more than 8x8 glasses of water a day.

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Can be other causes: Dizziness with exercise doesn't just happen with inadequate hydration. If a person is well hydrated, and still gets dizzy, her doctor can evaluate. Sometimes there are circulation problems, such as not enough blood flow to the brain under certain conditions or activities. There can be heart problems, or not enough red blood cells (anemia), etc...
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Could I decrease recovery time after working out by taking prednisone?

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No.: Corticosteroids are catabolic drugs, which means they enhance tissue breakdown. Your pain might be eased, but you would be doing yourself harm for your exercise goals for whatever sporting activities you engage in.

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