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Personal trainer: First see your pcp to make sure you are in good cardiovascular health to begin working out. Sometimes seeing a good personal trainer can be very helpful to get started again (walking, ex bike, elliptical, swimming, stair master) and see which aerobic work-out is best for you. Start slow and gradually increase workouts to avoid overuse injuries. Wt.Training can begin later. Dieticician helpful too! ...Read more
If I eat lunch after working out, am I just eating all of the calories back or does it not work that way?
Calories: Calories are calories. You would've eaten lunch regardless, so look at exercise as taking away calories you wouldn't have otherwise. But yes, eating lunch is taking in calories. You have to look at the recommendation of caloric intake based on your activity, look up calculators for calories recommended and you can configured it based on what your weight regimen goals are. ...Read more
I'm 19, tall at 6'2, male and skinny. My spine has always stuck out farther than others and I want to know how to fix it. Working out? Eating?
Strength training: If by "stuck out", you mean that the vertebrae are very prominent, you may be able to increase the size of the paravertebral musculature to make them less visible. Deadlifts, shoulder shrugs, and other strength training exercises should help. If you feel that the spine is curved at all, however, please consult a doctor before proceeding with exercises. ...Read more
Diagnosed hiatalhernia/have back&stom pain after eating every other day. Meds not working for pain. IDK what to do?
HH + PAIN: Hello~ you need to see as Gastroenterologist because you need ENDOSCOPY to be evaluated for BARRETTS esophagus, reflux esophagitis, and also for ulcers in the fundus of stomach and an assessment of amount of reflux to determine eligibility for gastric fundiplication. SEE A GI PERSON please! ...Read more
Male, 22 years old. I've had bloody stools for years already gotten a colonoscopy done, came back normal? Eating a lot of fiber & it's not working!?
Hemorrhoids Likely: Blood which looks like bight red blood is usually bleeding from hemorrhoids (dilated veins connecting colon veins to skin veins), either internal or external to anal sphincter. Sometimes GI examiners, in a rush to look for issues higher up, miss some of these. Additionally, a colonoscope is not necessarily the best way to examine. Both study & learn anatomy & look for physician worthy your trust. ...Read more
No, look around you-: -people sweat more is some area than others. If U R around people doing heavy workouts, arm pits and backs R always sweaty, but some variation is present, it's genetics. ...Read more
Sure. As long: As you are comfortable and can see the screen without eyestrain that is fine. ...Read more
Just had a chalazion removed yesterday afternoon. Can I go back working out the following morning?
I feel like my thinking is back to being grandiose delusional again. Am taking medicine but it's not working?
Contact your psychiatrist: Or since it's the weekend if you need to go to the emergency room for further guidance. They will either raise your medication or recommend an additional medication or a different medication. At any rate that needs to be done by a mental health professional. The er may be able to contact your doctor at home on the weekend even if you are unable. Best wishes and I hope that your symptoms come under control soon. ...Read more
I am working in an Software Firm and use to work for 7 to 8hr everyday. From last 2 weeks feeling pain in my back and neck. Please suggest?
Postural..: Orgonomic chair, proper posture, physical exercise....helpsGet a more detailed answer ›
I am constantly getting knots in my back from working out, even though I do stretch a lot (it's worse if I don't). What can I do to prevent knots?
Technique, balance: To start with, it would be helpful to have your technique and lifting program evaluated by a trainer. Over-recruitment of certain sections of a muscle and imbalance between opposing muscle groups can often lead to knots (i.e. Overdevelopment of the pecs in relation to the rhomboids). If this does not help, you should be evaluated by a sports medicine physician to rule out other systemic causes. ...Read more
I have a really bad sunburn on my back I've had it for 2 days now, I've tried a bunch of stuff so it doesn't hurt and nothing's working: (help me?
Simple CAre: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more
I have been working out for my abbs. The only thing that is hurting is my lower back why is that? Isn't it suppose to be my abbs? Am I doing it wrong?
Partial crunches: (half sit up) works the abs. The last part of a full crunch uses the back muscles. You may be working the back muscles with the abs. ...Read more
Hi sir I am 16 years old and I am working out since 3 years back from now and still there is no improvement in my body no gain I have made in my body?
Exercise: We encourage any exercise, but to see effects in weight or muscle strength, exercise needs to be consistent, steady and regular. Measures of improvement could be weight, strength, body circumference measurements, percentage body fat, endurance. Working out 10 minutes every day for three years should show some benefits. ...Read more
Mild back in the morning, after working out and strecthing it feels much better. Am I doing morr damage or is it nothing to be worry about, just spams?
Likely simple: Pain in the back that improves with exercise and stretching is most likely muscle tension and or spasms. You might investigate proper body mechanics while sleeping and assess your mattress for adequate support. Advil (ibuprofen) may also help but check with your doc if it persists or before taking any med long term. ...Read more
I just fall from a small lader while im working, sat and I hit my back and head now it feels like some small pintch in may back that is not going away?
See a doctor: As a trauma surgeon, I can speak first-hand about the dangers of ladders--even a relatively "minor" fall can cause quite a bit of internal injuries. The persistence of your back pain warrants a formal evaluation to be certain that there is no significant back injury. I would make an appointment with your doctor asap or go to an er for evaluation. ...Read more
I'm ok lying down, suddenly as soon as I stand up its agony in lower back, I cant hold my weight. S cord stimulater I have is working fine. Any suggestions?
More info needed: Any recent back injury or strain? Does the pain radiate into the buttock or leg? If it's a flareup of old disc protrusion it may subside after a few weeks; a recent back strain will improve sooner. Try cold and hot applications, rest, and if you can take them, NSAIDs like ibuprofen should help. Your orthopedic or neurosurgeon are best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more
Peptac has recently stopped working it's still in date to 2018 though I've had it for about 3 weeks should I go back to gaviscon? How soon can I go back to gaviscon after stopping peptac
Depends on type of: This does depend on your type of work and on your physical condition as well as what type and degree of pain you are experiencing. Lifestyle also may play a role in terms of your weight control & whether you smoke. The conditions in which you work and the mechanics of how you perform your work is also a factor. Therefore, you should seek an evaluation to get the correct information and advice. ...Read more
Depends on the: Injury type: muscular, disc or fracture. Assuming not a fracture, usually fairly quickly within several days but guided by your pain and starting more with flexibility and core workouts as well as cardiovascular but avoiding positions or activities placing your back at risk : flexion with twisting and heavy resistance exercises like free weights until pain free in general. ...Read more
Depends: Anytime you feel you are ready for this you can start exercising. ...Read more
Maybe: There isn't enough information in ur question to say for sure. But it is possible at the same time that other factors may be at play. Poor posture, prolonged unrelieved strain can do this. Try some aerobic exercises for ur back and lower extremities to better condition your muscles. ...Read more
How long would it take for me to lose 10 to 15 pounds if I cut back my calories and start working out?
You have to cut down 3500 calories in your diet to loose one pound
if you cut down 500 calories per day, you will loose 1 pound in on week, and approx 4 lbs in a month
your weight loss is based on extra calories you burn by exercising plus the calories you reduce in your diet
so calculate for yourself, if you are negative 3500 cals per week, it will take 18 weeks. ...Read more
Had blood tests. CK came back elevated at 406. Normal below 160. Could working out cause this elevation?
Yes: A vigorous workout can raise skeletal muscle cpk (or CK as it is also known).CPK is derived from cardiac muscle, skeletal muscle, and brain tissue. Specific blood tests can differentiate the three different types (called isoenzymes) and can therefore, establish the origin of the CPK elevation. ...Read more
I am experiencing back pain (severity: severe). I think I threw my back out while working out yesterday.?
Well perhaps: Best thing to do is to contact your doctor. You need to be examined and then treated ...Read more
Hurt my back working out. Now I have spondylisis. Will that more than likely turn into spondylolisthesis one day?
Get your terminology: I have no idea what you mean when you say that you have spondylisis. Spondylosistheses is a specific spinal deformity caused by a developpemental problem connecting the dorsal and ventral part of a vertebral body. Hurting your back working out is not likely to produce this problem. Find out exactly what is the problem with your back before asking the next question. ...Read more
After working 15 years I retired and "fell off the bandwagon" with health, routine, laziness how to I bounce back better?
What you describe: Is not uncommon, I believe. The routine associated with work will often include meal planning, exercise, etc. So when you retire, the whole thing can fall apart. Do an inventory and identify what parts of your old routine worked well for you: you enjoyed it, it didn't cause injury, etc. Then redesign your healthy program one step at a time; chance of failure rises if you try to do all at once. ...Read more