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We know they say to avoid heavy lifting but what's heavy?

Depends: Depends on why being told to not lift heavy. Some may say as little as milk container 10lbs or frequently used is 25 pounds. ...Read more

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How long after a ceserean section should I avoid heavy lifting?

How long after a ceserean section should I avoid heavy lifting?

2 weeks: I generally recommend no lifting (except, of course, your baby) for two weeks, then no more than 5 pounds, which is about like a gallon of milk, until you follow up with your OB at 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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If you have been diagnosed with a hernia, should you avoid heavy lifting?

If you have been diagnosed with a hernia, should you avoid heavy lifting?

Yes: Some one who had a hernia, it is not a good idea to do heavy lifting for fear of getting obstructed ( incarceration ) till surgery is done. ...Read more

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Should I avoid heavy lifting after eye surgery?

Should I avoid heavy lifting after eye surgery?

Depends on surgery: For vision correction surgery, such as lasik, there is no restriction on lifting. Also, following modern micro-incision cataract surgery most patients can lift and bend right away. Heavy lifting - as in significant weight lifting - should probably wait a month or so until off of all eyedrops. ...Read more

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Why does the aha recommend people with thoracic aortic aneurysm avoid heavy lifting when my cardiologist says there is no study supporting this?

Why does the aha recommend people with thoracic aortic aneurysm avoid heavy lifting when my cardiologist says there is no study supporting this?

TRUE: Common sense will say the increase in intramuscular pressure with weight lifting will increase the arterial pressure that can possibly make the aneurysm to enlarge. I tell patients not to do the same. ...Read more

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Should i avoid heavy lifting after photorefractive keratectomy laser eye surgery?

Should i avoid heavy lifting after photorefractive keratectomy laser eye surgery?

Not really: I do not have my patients refrain from anything other than eye rubbing and submerging their head under water for the first 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Scar tissue brachial plexus debulked surgically 2010; residual weakness, inflexibility hand, wrist; pain there now with heavy lifting. Avoid lifting?

Scar tissue brachial plexus debulked surgically 2010; residual weakness, inflexibility hand, wrist; pain there now with heavy lifting. Avoid lifting?

Get re-evaluated: Find a vascular surgeon with experience in area of brachial plexus problems or thoracic outlet syndrome, as these issues are complex and often solutions can be devised. In most cases, specialized EMG studies will be needed to ascertain what is occurring, and this too will require finding an experienced clinician. ...Read more

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What food is taken daily to avoid weight?

What food is taken daily to avoid weight?

Low calorie foods: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more