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Avoid Heavy Lifting
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
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
I want to do a body toning, yoga routine. I know to avoid heavy lifting so what exercises are good an wont inflame it more?
Incomplete: You didn't mention what the condition is that you do not want to aggravate. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why does the aha recommend people with thoracic aortic aneurysm avoid heavy lifting when my cardiologist says there is no study supporting this?
Depends how heavy: But in general yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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