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Ab Toner Belt
No, not a good idea: Actually the opposite is true. Although you may feel and look thinner while wearing a tummy belt, wearing the belt regularly will weaken the underlying muscles, resulting in lose of muscle tone. On physical examination, older women who wore girdles for years stomachs protrude due to weakness of abdominal muscles. It is far better to strengthen the muscles through exercise. ...Read more
Ana 1:320 , sjogrens sa sb antibody 3, scleroderm a ab 3, jo-1 ab<1.0, extractable nuclear ab rnp 2, extractable nuclear ab sm 2, chronic rash fatigu?
Weightlifters who lift very heavy weights in internatnal event put very tight leather belt on lower abdomen bfore lifting.This protects from hernia?
I believe: That the belt is for back support. It would not prevent hernias from forming. ...Read more
Does abexercises like ab crunches,leg raises,bicycle crunches..& squats increase intra abdominal pressure & break hymen? I m virgin.
Caloric loss is : Required to lose fat. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” >. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I eat fatty foods can i get muscular my exersise is 30 min cardio 10m weight 20 pull ups 50 knee lifts twenty crunches 100 pushupsAndliftHeavySandBags?
OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.
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 that is done overhead is "necessary". Be reassured that you can readily find alternatives that will be suitable without compromising your the benefits you are receiving. ...Read more
Ive oily skin bt oily skin product does not suit me&create irritations.Its summers in india n I use dove bt results2oily.Which fac wash & moisture2use?
Low positive ana, dual pattern speckled, centromere. Positive aca and positive histone ab igg. After c/o skin rash and moderate right hip pain.
Need to be evaluated: A low titer (concentration) ANA test is not particularly helpful to make a diagnosis. Even with a particular pattern (speckled) and anti-centromere antibodies and anti-histone antibodies. Your rash and hip pain are more important as well as inflammatory markers like an ESR and a CBC if they are normal or not. See your doctor and ask for a referral to a rheumatologist if you are concerned. ...Read more
Healthy 48yoF, 5'4/200 w/low bodyfat, small arms&legs, w/fat hanging stomach almst to knees frm 3 c-sects, am I a good candidate for bodylift/removal?
Is my white skin protected from sun rays if I use the following: vitamic C serum, then bioderma moisturizer spf 30 and la roche posay powder spf 25?
SPF 30 and SPF 25: Both the bioderma moisturizer and la roche posay powder are effective sunscreen. May need to reapply products if out in sun for multiple hours. No need to use vitamin C serum on skin- vitamin C is not a sunscreen. Also avoid outdoors from 10 am to 2 pm as sun is most intense during these hours. ...Read more
Face began w/ heat rash & now hives on forehead & jaw. Gym 7 hrs wk. I shower right away at home. Wear clothes that wick but head sweats. 66yo f Tx?
Hives: Hives may be exercise or heat related and the facial rash could be due to an allergic reaction to something that comes in contact with your face. If rash or hives don't appear on the rest of your body, an allergy to food,etc doesn't seem likely. If symptoms persist an allergist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. In the meantime try to identify any culprit substances that come in contact ...Read more
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