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Doctor insights on: Advantages Disadvantages Of Extreme Sports

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I want to participate in extreme sports. What should I do prior to participating in any exercise? I am 56 years of age.

I want to participate in extreme sports. What should I do prior to participating in any exercise? I am 56 years of age.

Physical Eval: Before your begin any type of extreme sport, get a thorough physical evaluation. At the age of 56 if you have not be very athletic previously you should get a full cardiac evaluation. Once cleared begin slowly and progress with the advice of a trainer. ...Read more

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What is the advantage that water has compared to sports drinks?

Hmm: Its cheap and easy to get, and you probably don't need much more for activities less than an hour in normal weather.

http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/46379-gatorade-sports-drink-vs.-water/. ...Read more

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How can you prevent spine injuries if you do extreme sports?

How can you prevent spine injuries if you do extreme sports?

May be impossible to: Avoid. Some sports are simply very high risk, and must be done understanding the risks, and accepting the risks. Always pay attention to proper body mechanics, and always engage in proper stretching techniques before and after the sports. ...Read more

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Could I have to quit doing extreme sports after a laminectomy?

Could I have to quit doing extreme sports after a laminectomy?

No: Aproperly done laminectomy doesn't affect spine stabilityin the low back check with uour surgeon if in your neck. ...Read more

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I love extreme sport. Racing, fighting, surfing that require the feeling of rush, but I also love free dive that require calmness, is coffee good for me?

I love extreme sport. Racing, fighting, surfing that require the feeling of rush, but I also love free dive that require calmness, is coffee good for me?

Good for you!: Almost everybody drinks coffee or some other form of caffeine, and as the world's most popular drug (by far) it seems amazingly safe. Don't overdo it, try to withdraw on quiet days when you can -- helps you catch up on rest. I was never a fighter but love to free-dive -- please be careful in all you do. ...Read more

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How can you prevent skull injuries during extreme sports?

How can you prevent skull injuries during extreme sports?

Skull injuries: A helmet is the best start but in extreme sports even helmets might not help due to the nature of the high impact injuries. ...Read more

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How come flat feet give you a disadvantage when it comes to sports?

How come flat feet give you a disadvantage when it comes to sports?

Less speed: The flat foot is at a disadvantage because it is non-propulsive. ...Read more

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Haven't played sports in 7 yrs, played rugby yesterday and have extreme pain under both my knee caps, what could of caused this?

Haven't played sports in 7 yrs, played rugby yesterday and have extreme pain under both my knee caps, what could of caused this?

Patella overload: Exposure to repetitive squats, jumps and high impact after a long period little or no exercise can easily provoke pain at the patellofemoral joint. For the knee, and patella to function at capacity the quads and hamstring muscles must be in shape. Next time make the effort to get in shape for the sport before you aggressively try to do it. ...Read more

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Why is 31 too young 4 kyphoplasty I seen some studies online extreme sport injuries? I'm in pain 4 years now due compression fractures. Surgery help?

Why is 31 too young 4 kyphoplasty I seen some studies online extreme sport injuries? I'm in pain 4 years now due compression fractures. Surgery help?

Not indicated: Kyphoplasty is not indicated for younger patients without osteoporosis. It generally does not help the pain and can lead to avascular necrosis of the vertebral body. Sorry you are hurting, but this procedure is not advised for you. ...Read more

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Competed in a bodybuilding (sports model) comp, have been on an extreme diet and exercise routine. Haven't had my period in 6 weeks-had unprotected sex?

Competed in a bodybuilding (sports model) comp, have been on an extreme diet and exercise routine. Haven't had my period in 6 weeks-had unprotected sex?

Unprotected sex: Well you brought up a serious possibility, unprotected sex isn't smart if you want to avoid pregnancy, HIV and other transmittable diseases. A pregnancy test should suggest an answer to pregnancy. If that isn't present, then the other factors you mentioned are also possible causes for late period. ...Read more

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Extreme needle like itching all over body, especially when I'm irritated or getting ready to play sports, no bumps or any of proof of the itching!

Extreme needle like itching all over body, especially when I'm irritated or getting ready to play sports, no bumps or any of proof of the itching!

Need to evaluate: What you describe may be just your autonomic reaction to these situations, e.G, adrenergic response inducing sweat gland activity. You should consult your doctor to exclude a nutritional deficiency, e.g., B12 and discuss use of a beta blocker if the condition is interfering with your daily living. ...Read more

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I am experiencing extreme groin pain. Left side, red and a hard lump under skin. Pain started out of nowhere. No sports.?

I am experiencing extreme groin pain. Left side, red and a hard lump under skin. Pain started out of nowhere. No sports.?

Hard to say: Without examining the area, as this could be a reactive lymph node or soft tissue infection like an abscess. If its really bothering you, then you should seek an in person evaluation. ...Read more

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Incarcerated 14 years, on block and metal beds, played all sports. Between mid thoracic and upper lumbar, has extreme muscle tightness, cause, treat?

Incarcerated 14 years, on block and metal beds, played all sports. Between mid thoracic and upper lumbar, has extreme muscle tightness, cause, treat?

Arthritis: It is very common for one who has been active to have degenerative or arthritic changes of the thoracic and lumbar spine. This may lead to back pain, muscle spasms and tightness. The simple starting treatment is heat, massage, and hot showers. If this does not improve, check with your primary care physician. They may either refer you to physical therapy or get an MRI of the back. ...Read more

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Doc suggests a podiatrist for injury to toes on rt foot. 2d/3d toes painful spread after sports mishap. Any advantage to podiatry as opp to ortho md?

Doc suggests a podiatrist for injury to toes on rt foot. 2d/3d toes painful spread after sports mishap. Any advantage to podiatry as opp to ortho md?

Specialist: The same principles are employed in treatment of foot and ankle conditions regardless of whether you are seen by a podiatrist or a foot and ankle orthopedist. It is important that you have a a good rapport with whomever you choose. If your pcp has suggested a particular doctor it may be because he or she has a good working relationship with that physician. ...Read more

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I injured my knee a week ago during sports, it is non-weight bearing. I have extreme swelling in that ankle (MRI scheduled next week). Call Ortho dr?

I injured my knee a week ago during sports, it is non-weight bearing. I have extreme swelling in that ankle (MRI scheduled next week). Call Ortho dr?

If U R non-wt bear-: -ing, you R getting dependent edema. The heart is not a good pump & is unable 2 keep circulation going in Ur legs. It depends on muscle contraction which squeezes or compresses Ur veins with each contraction & by a series of 1 way valves stops it from flowing backwards. The water head is stronger than the pull of the osmotic ability of blood to keep fluid inside, so it accumulates. @ nite reabsorbd ...Read more

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Can sports make me taller?

Can sports make me taller?

Height: Dr rao is quite correct. Sports are awesome - I hope you are actively involved in sports & exercise but they will not increase your height. Height is primarily determined by your parent's height (genetics). ...Read more

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How can I lose wight by sport?

How can I lose wight by sport?

Sport is exercise.: Participating in the sport and practicing for that support regularly can count for your weekly physical activity, which in conjunction with a healthy meal plan will help you lose weight. ...Read more

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Is sport is good for my body?

Is sport is good for my body?

Sport is exercise.: Participating in the sport and practicing for that support regularly can count for your weekly physical activity, which in conjunction with a healthy meal plan will help you lose weight or just be generally more healthy. ...Read more

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Are sports drinks good for kids?

Are sports drinks good for kids?

Not really: They are just a hair shy of juices, which are nothing more then liquid candy. They serve no great purpose and have lots of sugar. Avoid them as much as you can. ...Read more

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Why is badminton a healthy sport?

Why is badminton a healthy sport?

Good for you: Badminton and sports in general have many benefits, it is known that moderate to vigorous exercise improve health and well-being, and decrease the risk of obesity, heart disease stroke and certain types of cancer
Also exercise improve the chances of quitting smoking in smokers, improve cognitive function and reduce stress, anxiety, and depression
ask your doctor if you have heart or lung condion ...Read more

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What's a sports physical consist of?

What's a sports physical consist of?

Several Aspects: You usually spend time going over your past medical history, family history, surgical history, and sport history. Then there is a physical exam of the patient that can also include a more focused exam depending on the history. A doctor may also order other tests like blood work or imagingj- again, depending on the history and exam. ...Read more

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What do they do in a sports physical?

What do they do in a sports physical?

Screen: A sports physical is designed to screen the athlete for fitness to train and compete in their sport and also look for pre existing injuries/conditions that could be a detriment to them. ...Read more

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In sports, what does "overload" mean?

In sports, what does "overload" mean?

Overload: I have heard that term in relation to overloading muscles to fatigue. ...Read more

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Are sports the best route to success?

Sports=success?: I don’t know that sports would be the BEST route to success, but participation in sports can give us an incentive to succeed, a desire to surpass our own abilities, a motivation to better ourselves, an acceptance of collegial work and a respect for leadership. ...Read more

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What can I use for facial dark sport?

What can I use for facial dark sport?

It depends.: If you mean dark spots, it depends on what they are. They can be solar dyschromias (sun damaged areas), melasma, lentigines, or even melanomas, just to name a few. All are treated differently. You should see a facial plastic surgeon or possibly a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the negative affect of sports?

What is the negative affect of sports?

?: I'd have to think about this.

The only thing I can think of is:
- increased injury risks

other than that, like any activity, that is overdone to the detriment of other life responsibilities, there can be negative effects. ...Read more

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Does sex affect your sport performance?

Does sex affect your sport performance?

Probably not: Sexual tensions if relieved prior to sproting activities could be beneficial. If one has prolonged sex and tires themself, this could reduce sports performance. Unless your are a competetive athlete at a high performance level, consider the pros and cons and make your best judgement. I would doubt any serious deleterious effect. ...Read more

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Are sport bra's always supportive bras?

Actually they can: Vary ; some are not that supportive. ...Read more

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Hi can I use mega men sport for growth?

Hi can I use mega men sport for growth?

Myths: It would not work and would be a complete waste of your money. There is nothing in this product that would change your genetics or do anything to stimulate bone growth. ...Read more

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Is kite surfing a static or dynamic sport?

Is kite surfing a static or dynamic sport?

IMHO. . .: 1st we need to define static vs dynamic. Http://thesportjournal. Org/article/do-static-sport-athletes-and-dynamic-sport-athletes-differ-in-their-visual-focused-attention/ lists soccer & volleyball as dynamic w/track & field plus gymnastics as static. I have only read about kitesurfing but it appears rather dynamic to me. Check out http://www. Diva-portal. Org/smash/get/diva2:239141/FULLTEXT01.pdf. ...Read more

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Any advice on the best sports nutrition books?

Any advice on the best sports nutrition books?

Fitness Nutrition: I've found a lot of sports nutrition books to be all the same in content with tweaking by the author for uniqueness. I like nutrient timing the best, mad scientist muscle, and feed the muscle by venuto. All the books will sound the same, it's when you put the theories in practice on your own body will you know how things work. You have to be ur own guinea pig. There's no 1 size fits all. ...Read more

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What sport nutrition on the market is the best?

What sport nutrition on the market is the best?

Keep it Simple: Actually, the answer is, eat real food, especially, fruits and vegetables

Colorful fruits and colorful vegetables and lots of green leafy vegetables are some of the best for you.

If you are asking about sport nutrition DRINKS, ** beware ** there is more and more evidence that they may never be as healthy as water....and they may be doing more harm....Look at my picture.... ...Read more

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Sports category: what kind of foods more healthy?

Sports category: what kind of foods more healthy?

Unanswerable.: Fats, proteins, and carbohydrates are all necessary for health. Even in a physically active athlete all three types of calories are mandatory for health.

Now, the best diets, even in athletes breaks down these calories to the following is best scenario: 60% of calories should come from protein sources. 25% from carbohydrate sources and 15% from fats. ...Read more

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What is the best way to increase sports endurance?

What is the best way to increase sports endurance?

Effort & Patience: The body is amazing because adapts to most things that we throw at it. Each time we push our body a little bit more, it adapts. With slow measured endurance training, the body increases the number of blood vessels going to the needed organ and muscles, and your liver stores more glycogen to give spurts of energy. So, training every muscle group along with patience, will meet your goal. ...Read more

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À quel âge l'enfant peut commencer faire du sport?

À quel âge l'enfant peut commencer faire du sport?

Trois ans: L'age de commencer est dependent surtout quel sport. Et aussi le maturatie de l.Enfant. Utilizer votre intelligence en cette case. ...Read more