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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

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Can you tell me which foods should I avoid to lose weight?

Can you tell me which foods should I avoid to lose weight?

Avoid fried foods,: Excessive fats ; junk (refined sugars) carbohydrates. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Take care. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid if I am afraid of gaining weight?

What foods should I avoid if I am afraid of gaining weight?

Calorie rich foods: Go to www.Caloriecount.Com, open a free account, give them your height, weight, age and activity level and they'll help you choose your foods wisely. In general, a balanced diet that is heavy on fruits and vegetables and sparse on desserts, fats and oils is going to be the best. ...Read more

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What food should I eat or avoid eating in order to lose weight ?

Carbs: Minimize carbohydrates including breads, pasta, cheese, sodas of any king including diet, sweets an desserts. Control portion size and no snacking. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods to avoid putting weight on ur stomache?

Please suggest what foods to avoid putting weight on ur stomache?

Starch/sugar: Avoiding processed starch (white starch) as well as sugar (soda, very sweet fruits, candy, pastry, etc.) are the key to losing abdominal fat or avoiding fat gain in the abdominal region. I strongly suggest eating a diet balanced with lean protein, fish/plant based fat as well as complex carbohydrates and vegetables and some fruit on a daily basis. ...Read more

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Please tell me what foods do I need to avoid in order to lose weight?

Please tell me what foods do I need to avoid in order to lose weight?

Carbs ;ExcessProtein: Carbohydrates, esp. Simple sugars; esp. Fructose, are the most rapidly converted to triglyceride fats by liver ; stored. Body uses these at only a slow rate ; liver easily converts protein, slower fat, into sugar ; ketone bodies, both fine to keep brain functioning. Fats, of natural origin, are the least likely to be stored as fat. As always, quantities an issue. Study: taubes attia, dietdoctor. ...Read more

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What is the best kind of meat to eat to avoid gaining a lot of weight?

What is the best kind of meat to eat to avoid gaining a lot of weight?

Deck of cards.: In general, you'd want to focus on your portion size to eat meat without gaining a lot of weight. An appropriate portion of any meat is the size of a regular deck of cards. The healthiest animal protein source would be fish, maybe pork too. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me foods that I should avoid in order to lose weight?

Can you please tell me foods that I should avoid in order to lose weight?

For a healthy diet,: Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com. He cites lots of research evidence for a low-fat, starch-based diet for good health, including weight loss. ...Read more

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Could you recommend foods that i need to avoid while loosing weight. What are processed foods?

Could you recommend foods that i need to avoid while loosing weight. What are processed foods?

Eat whole foods: Processed foods are foods that are created and sold by our nutritional industrial complex. If something has more than 4 or 5 ingredients in it, stay away if possible. Eat mostly vegetables, fruits and natural products and the weight will come off. Before eating, ask yourself.......Was this a food 75 years ago? If the answer is yes, then enjoy it! ...Read more

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Any special tricks to losing & keeping off a large amount of weight so you can avoid stretch marks?

Steady ex/diet: Do not have a miracle/majic answer. Still, i believe steady weight loss with disciplined diet and exercise is better than rapid weight loss, will also help keep your skin toned. ...Read more