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Doctor insights on: Aerobic Exercise Benefit The Musculoskeletal System

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How does damage to the musculoskeletal system cause ischemia?

How does damage to the musculoskeletal system cause ischemia?

Musculoskeletal syst: Damage to muscle may cause an elevation of creatine kinase. Ischemia and damage of the heart muscle may cause elevation of a subtraction if creatine kinase that is mb subtraction. Sometimes the mb subtraction may be elevated with high levels of total ck with muscle damage with interpretation of treating health workers that cardiac ischemia cannot be ruled out. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Does the musculoskeletal system have an epidermis and a dermis?

Does the musculoskeletal system have an epidermis and a dermis?

Fascia: The words epidermis and dermis relate to the integumentary system These two terms are not in the musculoskeletal system. The fascial layer surrounding muscles could be what you are asking. ...Read more

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How to maintain a healthy musculoskeletal system in old age?

How to maintain a healthy musculoskeletal system in old age?

Exercise: A combination of weight training , aerobics and stretching are essential for good health as we age. In addition, taking vit d supplements has been found to be useful to prevent frailty in the elderly. Being sedentary results in obesity, muscle atrophy and all the other illnesses associated - diabetes, gait impairment/falls, heart dz, etc get moving ! check with your doctor to start safely. ...Read more

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How could a spinal cord injury affect the musculoskeletal system and the integumentary system?

How could a spinal cord injury affect the musculoskeletal system and the integumentary system?

Weakness, numbness: The paralysis from spinal cord injury causes varying degrees of weakness and muscle loss (atrophy), depending on the severity of the injury. There may also be spasticity or tightness of the muscles, putting a person at risk of contractures (joint rigidity). Numbness from spinal cord injury places a person at risk of developing pressure sores-- pressure relief is paramount for prevention. ...Read more

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Chronic pain syndrome. How to treat oversensitive nerves that cause pain in musculoskeletal system? Use psychiatric drugs?

Chronic pain syndrome. How to treat oversensitive nerves that cause pain in musculoskeletal system? Use psychiatric drugs?

Intelligent: Your question is exceptionallly intelligent. You know that chronic pain involves oversensitized nerves. It also tends to involve emotional factors, which then further worsen the pain and its impairments. Those factors can be treated with "psychiatric drugs," -- certain ones -- but it takes an informed clinician to handle the pain, the drug iteractions, etc. This can actually reduce the pain. ...Read more

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How does aerobic exercise affect the cardiovascular and respiratory systems?

How does aerobic exercise affect the cardiovascular and respiratory systems?

Many benefits: Reduces the risk of vascular disease involving the heart, peripheral vascular system and brain, improves the efficiency of your heart, also can improve your pulmonary function tests(lung biomechanics). ...Read more

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Does depression or anxiety affects the aerobic and anaerobic systems during exercise ?

Does depression or anxiety affects the aerobic and anaerobic systems during exercise ?

Depression does not: 30% of panic patients worsen with exercise due to panic response to build-up of lactic acid. 1/3 feel better and 1/3 don't feel any different. With generalized anxiety disorder people often feel better. The same holds for ptsd unless running is a trigger for flashbacks. Getting people with social anxiety out to exercise is sometimes difficult. I have no idea re: ocd. Colleagues? Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or strength training?

Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or strength training?

Not necessarily: Either. They serve different purposes and, remember, if you cut down your intensity(amount of weight) and increase volume(repetitions) and reduce rest intervals, weight training can be quite aerobic too. In a perfect world your exercise regimen would be a combination of both, which is why there is a strong movement towards aerobically focused resistance training. ...Read more

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Are there any cons to strength training compared to aerobic exercise?

Are there any cons to strength training compared to aerobic exercise?

Do both: Ideally you should be doing both, since strength training will maintain muscle mass, while aerobic exercise maintains cardiovascular health. Only doing one or the other would miss out on the benefits of each one. ...Read more

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What type of aerobic exercise involves sustaining one exercise intensity for several minutes?

What type of aerobic exercise involves sustaining one exercise intensity for several minutes?

Ex. Bike: Try a spin class if you are looking to sustain a specific aerobic exersise (targets the quads). ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Aerobic Exercise (Definition)

The benefits of aerobic exercise are powerful. Get moving, raise your heart rate, work up a sweat and feel energized for the rest of the ...Read more