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All things in moder: all things in moderation. in general the american college of cardiology recommend 60 minutes of get-your-heart-rate-up exercise 5 days/wk if you're in shape - 90 minutes if you're not. that being said - "extreme" athleticism might be bad for you and shorten your life. (100 mile marathon runs, climbing mount everest) ...Read more
100% healthy, no hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, or diabetes, ideal weight, very active, 59 y.o. woman, 2 days later, heart attack, related?
There are known: risk factors for coronary artery disease and you have named them but there is also genetics. In addition you haven't mentioned smoking or emotional distress. Takasubu can cause heart attack in a distressed woman and perhaps that is the root of the event. Smoking can undo all the good for the things you mentioned. ...Read more
Exercise: Great question. As a sprint kayak racer you need a great core program as week as upper body resistance training to include back, arms, and shoulders. This should include a combination of endurance, strength and power exercises. Also because of the multiple positions you must accomodate you should include perturbations in multiple body positions. ...Read more
Calories burned, is it all voodoo? HR monitor, Elliptical, and online calculators differ by up to 50%. Is one more accurate? I'm 250 lbs, FFM 180 lbs
Beware the machines: While exercise machines attempt to alert users of calories burned and wattage acheived, the reality is unless in a sport medicine clinic, you probably are not getting accurate results. I am a strong proponent of regular exercise, and then increasing intensity and duration as tolerated. However, it is what you put in your body that is going to make the biggest difference to your fitness goals. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Former elite marathon runner; Echocardiogram-EF-75% mild TR mild aortic insufficiency. Still run & do strength training. Expected findings for my age?
5/2012 3TIA/shock 68/45/mottling/flushing/tinn/MCA 4/2013 Daily HypCrisis HR 48-147 PP 18-22 CerebAneurysm Tbthk sput visible blaschko acrocyanosis +ppl lips/tong Orthypnea Afib Glob Hypoxic injury?
Multiple conditions: Your cardiologist and neurologist are your main sources of help. There are signs of thromboembolism related to atrial fibrillation. Hopefully there is no signs of cerebral impairment- weakness on one side, forgetfulness, slurred speech etc. U need help from ancillary services- physical/speech therapy, rehab etc we need serious help from the supreme being! god bless u! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On sports medicine: Most reliable manuals/publications on athletic supplements? Seeking WADA-compliant regime but concerned with weak FDA oversight
You have every right: ...to be skeptical about claims and composition of athletic supplements! The World Anti-Doping Program (WADA) guidelines offer some advice, but speak with your health provider who understands your unique goals and needs before taking questionable products into your body. Ref: https://www.wada-ama.org/en/model-rules-guidelines-and-protocols ...Read more
34 yr old female..Healthy weight...Recent echo showed ejection fraction of 50 percent...Recent blood work cardio CRP 9.8, sed rate 38, CRP 15.1, next?
What are your : Symptoms? Ef is low normal but inflammatory markers are elevated ...Recommend you discuss with ordering physician. ...Read more
Interesting question: but it may be more appropriate for a site that focuses on athletics. ...Read more
27 year old female, 5'6," 262.4 lbs, ekg: normal, holter monitor (48 hours): normal, cholesterol: ldl- 111, hdl- 49. Chest pain related to heart?
Chest pain: Not enough data for more than a guess. Its probably not cardiac related, BUT, you are at increased risk. You are morbidly obese and weigh roughly 100 #s more than you should. Each pound of flesh equals about a mile of blood vessels. So, your heart, a pump the size of your fist has to pump blood 100 miles further than it should. If you smoke, use illicit drugs or drink the risk is higher. ...Read more
Estoy experimentando erupción cutánea con picazón (severidad: grave) (calidad: picaz—n severa) . Lo siguiente también me describe: Enrojecimiento ...
10:58 min sec achieving 86 %
FAC, Peak heart rate was 181 BPM,The patient achieved 12.0 METS, how accurate is a stress echo with these stats? negative
Pain in arms/elbows/shoulders/neck & L.leg edema x1yr. Esr=30, RF=5, DS DNA=<1, TITER= 1:40, Pattern = Nucleolar A. Should I be worried-scleroderma?
My 17 yo son has purchased: Test 600c (testosterone), Tren 75 (Finabolan), Var 10 (Anavar) and d-Anabol 25 (metandesenolone). Dangerous? Pls advise
Yes, very!: If your son has "purchased" these anabolic steroids, in all likelihood, he is not under the management of his physician. Excess T from unsupervised use is very dangerous and can increase risk for heart attack, stroke, mood changes, etc. It can also render men infertile as well as shut down T production. Best to see family doc for evaluation. If he truly has low T, need to find cause first. ...Read more
Dad ECG , vent rate 47bpm, pr interval 146ms, qrs duration 96ms, qt/c 500/442ms, p r t axis 70 17 211. What is wrong with these measurements please?
35yo m HIV neg. Cd3, cd4, cd8 mildly depressed, cd19 mildly elevated.Fatigue large complaint. Possible causes of immune dysfunction listed?
Horses, not zebras: You don't have "immune dysfunction." you have a mild abnormality of a lab test that shouldn't have been drawn in the first place. Focus on common causes of fatigue, not rare ones. ...Read more
My heart rate variability on holter monitor showed the following: SDNN- 207, SDANN- 227, RMSSD- 75 & Triangular index- 59. Are these readings normal?
Brand?: Brand and model? Generally, these aren't available for purchase to patients. They're expensive and usually lent by doctors' offices and hospitals. ...Read more