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Been chalking up tiredness last few mos to hormone changes but can you get tiredness (but really no other symptoms) from allergies? Bloodwook normal.

Been chalking up tiredness last few mos to hormone changes but can you get tiredness (but really no other symptoms) from allergies? Bloodwook normal.

Tired: Yes, allergies can make you tired and if you are taking medication for your allergies, so of them can also make you tired ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Why do women excel in gymnastics?

Why do women excel in gymnastics?

Men also: Women, especially the very young, have great flexibility and fearlessness and will accomplish the demands of this sport quite successfully. Men also have courage but have heavier muscles and less flexibility. The types of exercises required are defined recognizing these differences and so men can excel but in a different way. ...Read more

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What are common injuries that occurs in gymnastics?

What are common injuries that occurs in gymnastics?

Ligamentous: Injuries are usually ones involving tendons and ligaments. Unusual stress and strains on joints can cause tears in these tissues. More rarely the bones can be affected by the tendons or ligaments pulling away from the bones. Most serious are fractures due to landing incorrectly, this can include neck fractures and paralysis. ...Read more

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I practice gymnastics, and I was wondering is that why my breasts are so small?

I practice gymnastics, and I was wondering is that why my breasts are so small?

No: Breat size is unrelated to the type of exercise one does. It is a refelction when young of the amount of breast tissue present in the breast. With age, fat begins to deposit in the breast and enlargement may then develop sometimes leading to pendulous breasts. ...Read more

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Can gymnastics delay growth spurt?

Can gymnastics delay growth spurt?

Should Not: With normal diet and normal amounts of exercise, no. But extremes may affect pubertal growth. ...Read more

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Could I return to gymnastics after back surgery?

Could I return to gymnastics after back surgery?

What surgery: That is definately a question for your surgeon he/she fixed you up, and only the surgeon knows the right time to wait after surgery. Having said that there are some surgeries after which you should not return to gymnastics. Your surgeon can guide you do not become a couch potato regardless. Do less impact exrcise often. ...Read more

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Is gymnastics appropriate for someone with epilepsy?

Is gymnastics appropriate for someone with epilepsy?

Depends: Seizure disorders are a problem for anyone wanting to do certain activities. You should seek the guidance of your pcp/neurologist regarding activities to participate in. How well are your seizures controlled? What medications are you taking? How often do you have seizures? What are your current limitiations? Do you drive? Talke to your doctors and make a plan. Best to you! ...Read more

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How long should one wait to return to gymnastics after back surgery?

How long should one wait to return to gymnastics after back surgery?

Depends: Definitely depends on the type of surgery performed. Some back surgeries have little or no restrictions postoperatively. Many have restrictions on physical activities for 6-8 weeks. You should definitely ask your surgeon. Thanks for the question. ...Read more

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How long can I wait to go back to gymnastics after breaking my ankle?

How long can I wait to go back to gymnastics after breaking my ankle?

Return to activity: This is touch to answer as it depends on: the type of break you had, if surgery was required, how long it takes for the break to heal, and if you have any associated weakness of the ankle. The best person to answer this would be your treating doctor. ...Read more

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For my cousin that is 12 years old she has a grade 2 sprain when can she go back to gymnastics?

For my cousin that is 12 years old she has a grade 2 sprain when can she go back to gymnastics?

Hard to say: That is best answered by a supervising physician. What is g2 to one may be grade 1 or 3 to another. It might be 3 wks or more but could be less. ...Read more

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I have whiplash from a car accident. When can I start exercising at full capacity again? (heavy weights and gymnastics)

I have whiplash from a car accident. When can I start exercising at full capacity again? (heavy weights and gymnastics)

Let me explain: Start exercising when feeling comfortable with exercise, then excel as long as have no discomfort. ...Read more

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How do doctors tell if someone is not virgin? I'm virgin but my "cherry" popped while doing the splits and my gymnastics competition

How do doctors tell if someone is not virgin? I'm virgin but my "cherry" popped while doing the splits and my gymnastics competition

Carefully: There is a thin membrane of tissue that is inside the vagina that is easily torn and can imdicate whether or not the vagina has been penetrated. A careful GYN exam can help with this. Just because the membrane is torn doesn't mean your not a virgin. The membrane can break during masturbation and a Pap smear, gymnastics I'm not sure about but can't say for sure. ...Read more

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Child broke her arm in 1st grade, then again in 3rd grade. Now in the 8th grade and it's been over 3 years. Is it safe to try gymnastics or anything?

Child broke her arm in 1st grade, then again in 3rd grade. Now in the 8th grade and it's been over 3 years. Is it safe to try gymnastics or anything?

Broken bones: Repeated broken bones are more likely an active child or an unlucky one! The benefits of participating in gymnastics are great, and weight bearing exercise will actually strengthen her bones. ...Read more

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Can boys gymnastics stunt their growth?

Can boys gymnastics stunt their growth?

Temporarily: High intensity sports such as gymnastics can delay onset of puberty and delay growth spurts. It is not permanent. ...Read more

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Is the height of a child affected by gymnastics??

Is the height of a child affected by gymnastics??

Maybe: Possibly if your child is training too hard. At the Olympic level, training is such that these girls have delayed puberty, very low body fat and reduced puberty hormones which reduce growth, bone mass and possibly final adult height. However, limited research has yet to establish a cause- effect relationship between the two. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3751410/
Endo docs? ...Read more

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Can a child with lcpd continue in tumbling and gymnastics as tolerated?

Can a child with lcpd continue in tumbling and gymnastics as tolerated?

Legg Calve Perthes: This question is best answered by the child's orthopedic specialist, however, it depends on the age of the child and severity of disease. Generally, limited running and jumping is recommended in order to help the femoral head stay as round as possible. If this is not done, the treatment progress to more limiting things like PT, crutches, casts, or even surgery. ...Read more

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Can gymnastics be a cause of my lordosis?

Can gymnastics be a cause of my lordosis?

Lordosis: High level gymnastics can sometimes lead to stress fractures in the lumbar spine called spondylolysis. This can cause increased lordosis. This can be diagnosised with diagnostic tests such as x-rays, mdi, CT scan. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an overweight person to do gymnastics?

Is it possible for an overweight person to do gymnastics?

Exercise: Possible yes but prudence dictates getting medical clearance and training carefully and appropriately. Whether its ago of idea is an individual question. ...Read more

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I have 2 herniated disks so can I ever go back to gymnastics?

I have 2 herniated disks so can I ever go back to gymnastics?

Yes: Once you are asymptomatic you can return to all activities. Exercise is of great benefit in terms of minimizing back pain and any recurrence of a disc herniation. You may have had back pain that may have been unrelated to the disc herniations seen on imaging as this becomes a fmore frequent incidental finding as we age even in people with no back pain. ...Read more

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I want to start gymnastics lessons but I have panic disorder, how can I do this?

I want to start gymnastics lessons but I have panic disorder, how can I do this?

Exercise if you wish: There is no reason why you shouldn't do gymnastics if you have panic disorder. Physical activity does not necessarily worsen symptoms of anxiety. Don't misinterpret body sensations as signs of an impending panic attack. After the exercise you will feel more relaxed and it will help keep your mind off your worries. Panic disorder is not difficult to treat. Look for help and free yourself. ...Read more

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Would you be able to be doing very competitive dance/gymnastics at 5 months pregnant?

Would you be able to be doing very competitive dance/gymnastics at 5 months pregnant?

Ask your OB: They know your history and you can explain to them what is done in the competitive dance and they can give you the best advise based on your individual pregnancy. ...Read more

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Lately I have been hungry like every 2 hours. I'm 16 years old and I do gymnastics once a week...Could that be why?

Lately I have been hungry like every 2 hours. I'm 16 years old and I do gymnastics once a week...Could that be why?

Yes: It is common for active adolescents to have a pretty impressive appetite. As long as you are not gaining weight because of this, and otherwise feel well, I would not be too concerned about it. It is important, however, to still make good food choices (i.e. Choosing a serving of fruit over a bag of cheetos). ...Read more

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I have gymnastics training 12 times/week, but can't keep up. Too tired. Is it ok to take caffeine pills to boost workout?

I have gymnastics training 12 times/week, but can't keep up. Too tired. Is it ok to take caffeine pills to boost workout?

No: The goal is to do it all the natural way. Healthy, natural foods, drinks, and habits. Avoid pills, supplements, etc... unless there is a deficiency of something. Thus, one can see a primary care doctor to check for the cause of tiredness. That is to make sure there is not a medical problem, such as a sleep disorder (where one seems to be sleeping but is not resting his brain), or other issues. ...Read more

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Hi, my friend would like to know if gymnastics affect her 7 year old son's height and prevent him from getting tall enough? Thanks.

Hi, my friend would like to know if gymnastics affect her 7 year old son's height and prevent him from getting tall enough? Thanks.

Unlikely to be pbm: Exercise programs have little if any effect on eventual height. The projected height of a male is the average of his parents plus 5 cm. If he maintains a balanced nutrition, gets appropriate sleep and exercises he can achieve his expected height. Poor sleep, nutrition and health can reduce potential growth. ...Read more

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Fell on my shoulder at gymnastics an it's a bit of swelling. Hurts when I move it. I have a meet tomorrow and I want to but I don't want to get hurt?

Fell on my shoulder at gymnastics an it's a bit of swelling. Hurts when I move it. I have a meet tomorrow and I want to but I don't want to get hurt?

You are hurt: I cant recommend painful activities after a shoulder injury take the meet off save the rest of season get shoulder examined and treated, this is not the kind of pain to work through ...Read more

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How to treat a neck injury from gymnastics?

How to treat a neck injury from gymnastics?

Depends, see Doctor: This depends on what kind of injury you have: muscle sprain/fracture/ligament injury etc. Management will depend on this and certainly depending on type of injury you should not engage in gymnastics for certain periods of time. Bottom line is if you are having significant pain or pain that is not going away, restricted neck motion, or any neurological complaints please be seen. ...Read more