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Does a tummy belt help in toning tummy post pregnancy?

Does a tummy belt help in toning tummy post pregnancy?

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

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Does abexercises like ab crunches,leg raises,bicycle crunches..& squats increase intra abdominal pressure & break hymen? I m virgin.

Does abexercises like ab crunches,leg raises,bicycle crunches..& squats increase intra abdominal pressure & break hymen? I m virgin.

Possible: The hymen can be torn during exercise. Wether the hymen is torn or not does not determine if a women is a virgin, as it can easily be torn by tampons, fingering, and exercise. Some women are born without a hymen or just a fringe of tissue. ...Read more

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Is a vibrating belt reducing belly fat?

Is a vibrating belt reducing belly fat?

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 more

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Is flex belt apt for reducing abdomen fat ?

Is flex belt apt for reducing abdomen fat ?

There's no guarantee: Diet and exercise (sit ups, push-ups) are still the key to lowering weight, decreasing fat & toning muscles in your body. Best of luck ! ...Read more

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Can the tummy tuck belt really work?

Can the tummy tuck belt really work?

Not likely: In all probability, all this belt does is help to make you more self conscious of the core muscles by promoting abdominal muscle tone which have secondary benefits of i proving your abdominal appearance without reducing loose skin. ...Read more

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Is 40 push ups, 125 crunches 25 sit ups 5 planks and 25 leglifts before i sleep a good workout?

Is 40 push ups, 125 crunches 25 sit ups 5 planks and 25 leglifts before i sleep a good workout?

That is awesome: But any vigorous exercise should be finished at least several hours before sleep. Too much stimulation can make it difficult to fall asleep. ...Read more

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OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

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

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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?

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?

Find a wash with: hydroxy acids to reduce oiliness. Moisturizers that a serum based so less greasy and with vitamin B to help acne. I like hyalis from neocutis ...Read more

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Low positive ana, dual pattern speckled, centromere. Positive aca and positive histone ab igg. After c/o skin rash and moderate right hip pain.

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

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Do tummy tuck belts actually work?

Do tummy tuck belts actually work?

No: It's a compression garment. It hides fat while you're wearing it. The minute you take it off everything is the same. It will not alter the appearance of your abdomen at all. ...Read more

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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?

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?

BMI = >34: I appreciate your question, and don't doubt you'd like to improve your body image. Before you proceed with cosmetic surgery, achieving weight reduction with exercise, optimized diet, and healthy lifestyle however seems like the right starting point. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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