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Doctor insights on: Arborist Climbing Gear

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Why is oprah climbing mountain? Is she healthy?

Why is oprah climbing mountain? Is she healthy?

Oprah: You will need to ask oprah for the answer to this question. ...Read more

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Why do some people die when climbing Mount Everest?

Why do some people die when climbing Mount Everest?

Deaths: Mount Everest deaths have been related to avalanches, cold exposure (hypothermia), trauma and a variety of issues relates to extremely high altitudes (death zone). ...Read more

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Is there a way to protect my kids from climbing up shelves?

Is there a way to protect my kids from climbing up shelves?

Yes: Shelving and furniture should be stable on its own. Televisions, books, electrical appliances, etc. Should be secured or placed beyond their if possible. Furniture placed against the wall can often be secured to the wall with "l-brackets" available at most hardware stores. More information is available here: http://www.Cpsc.Gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09345.Html. ...Read more

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Hi, my kness make noise when i move, especially climbing steps or excersing.I like to exercise but this prblem worries me.

Hi, my kness make noise when i move, especially climbing steps or excersing.I like to exercise but this prblem worries me.

Kneecaps grinding: Most commonly 'noisy' knees that grind or pop(crepitus)are due to cartilage 'wear' underneath the kneecap.The crepitus is generally worse or more noticeable w/stairclimbing, squats, etc.If its not painful or causing your knee to swell then you can stop worrying. If it does see your ors.Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm facing problem of black outs. First starts while climbing now i;m getting even if i 'm sitting. Could you advice any medicine?

I'm facing problem of black outs. First starts while climbing now i;m getting even if i 'm sitting. Could you advice any medicine?

Syncope: Hi MAbrams, blacking out, otherwise known as syncope, can be caused by multiple things. You need to see your doctor asap, or go to the ED. Please have someone drive you. Some causes are heart, hydration, brain, circulation, and Gastro-intestinal issues. These will all need to be checked out. You should not drive until you get the all clear from your doctor. Hope thats helpful. ...Read more

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Is rock climbing safe?

Is rock climbing safe?

It is for the rock!!: Seriously, i would not recommend it for an adult with ankle or wrist problems, extremity weakness, or general balance or health challenges. If one walks or climbs on challenging and uneven terrain, it is essential that he or she be in good health and excellent condition. Physiatrists and sports or trauma medicine doctors can say more, so i will share this with them. Thanks for asking. @drpam. ...Read more

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Is mountain climbing safe? I want to do it at 50.

Is mountain climbing safe? I want to do it at 50.

Climbing: Yes it is safe if you are physically fit and get the skills necessary to keep yourself safe get professional training and always follow the safety rules. ...Read more

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How can I include rock climbing into my strength workout?

How can I include rock climbing into my strength workout?

Just do it.: You will soon relaize that rock climbing requires strength from all extremeties. Great sport. ((i prefer indoor!). ...Read more

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Is rock climbing an effective way to get strong and in shape?

In shape: I would get strong and in shape before you attempt any difficult climbing. It is an effective way to work particular muscles but requires as much brainwork as muscle work. ...Read more

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Can a high ESR that goes left untreated and keeps climbing cause symptoms?

Can a high ESR that goes left untreated and keeps climbing cause symptoms?

Yes: The ESR is a non-specific test, and increased levels indicates inflammation in our bodies, from pregnancy to congestive heart failure. It is best to look for the cause if the increased level persists. ...Read more

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Do the risks outweigh the physical benefits when it comes to rock climbing?

That depends: That really depends on how experienced & safety conscious you are as a rock climber. If you are physically out of shape & approach this without learning the basics - the risk may outweigh the benefits. ...Read more

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Does the use of chalkdust at indoor climbing centres have any health hazards?

Does the use of chalkdust at indoor climbing centres have any health hazards?

Don't breathe it in: I would not recommend breathing chalkdust in if you can help it, as it could irritate your lungs if you do. You would be coughing and sneezing. If you're asthmatic, it could induce an attack. Use it on your hands as you need to, but be mindful about it. ...Read more

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I live in a two story house, should I avoid the stairs at all costs or can I climb them slowly?

Depends: Depends on your health. If you are 37 and healthy, there should be no reason you can not climb stairs. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take my baby to a rock gym? There is climbing chalk in the air? Is this safe if we go twice a week. Couple hours.

Is it ok to take my baby to a rock gym? There is climbing chalk in the air? Is this safe if we go twice a week. Couple hours.

Depends: How old is your baby? Even 1 hour straight of exercising would be too long for any child. And a rock gym is not an ideal playground for a small child. I wouldn't recommend. Ask a second opinion. ...Read more

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My baby likes to climb me when i'm holding her, i've been having stomache pains do you think a baby can do internal damage . She's 20lbs...

My baby likes to climb me when i'm holding her, i've been having stomache pains do you think a baby can do internal damage
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Not likely: Having busy, active babies is a great thing. Depending on the age of the child and how she was delivered, the pains are not likely to be from the climbing or kicking. Stress of having an infant along with routine daily life can cause pain from acid reflux or stomach irritation. Healing the belly after delivery can cause discomfort for a little while as well. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more