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How come riding roller coasters aggravate heart conditions?

How come riding roller coasters aggravate heart conditions?

Not all heart: It doesn't aggravate all heart conditions. Just some. Depends on what's wrong. ...Read more

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66yr/ m congestive heart failure, stroke, pulmonary embolism, then 2nd massive hemorrhagic stroke, surgery to repair, fell into coma. prognosis?

66yr/ m congestive heart failure, stroke, pulmonary embolism, then 2nd massive hemorrhagic stroke, surgery to repair, fell into coma. prognosis?

Guarded: I am sorry for this situation. No one can say for sure what will happen, but from your description, I think the prognosis would be guarded. ...Read more

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How to prevent shoulder injuries when ocean kayaking?

How to prevent shoulder injuries when ocean kayaking?

Conditioning: Before kayaking, shoulder and upper extremity strengthening would be helpful. Stretching and limbering up the shoulders and arms before you start is good. If you need to roll the kayak, do not let your arms go behind your head, keep hands and arms in front to prevent dislocations. ...Read more

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What is worse than swimming backstroke and someone dive on your face?

What is worse than swimming backstroke and someone dive on your face?

Ouch: How about having a serious neck injury and having your child jump from the side of the pool and land directly on top of you head. Wow - did that hurt!! ...Read more

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Cerebral stroke, tia, mini stroke--which are preventable?

Cerebral stroke, tia, mini stroke--which are preventable?

All preventable: All of the above are preventable by routine measures such as good blood pressure control, proper diet, exercise and blood sugar control. ...Read more

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Will excercise bike improve muskoskelital pump in legs?

Will excercise bike improve muskoskelital pump in legs?

Yes: The venous pump works with motion as our bodies are designed to pump fluid back to the heart with motion. An exercise bike will do this as well. ...Read more

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Stair climbing can slim leg?

Stair climbing can slim leg?

Yes: It depends on your body type to start with. If you have legs with fat, then you can get a slimming effect with stair climbing, however, you may get an appearance of getting larger first as the underlying muscles increase in size as the fat burns of slower. Stair climbing has tons of benefits either way and can increase your cardiac health. Climb on and the legs will sort themselves out. ...Read more

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Leg bruise due to hitting steering wheel. On plavix (clopidogrel) and apple size hemotoma. Rice procedure....A stent is in upper thigh artery ?

Leg bruise due to hitting steering wheel.  On plavix (clopidogrel) and apple size hemotoma.  Rice procedure....A stent is in upper thigh artery ?

Consider Ultrasound: If you hit the steering wheel in a high-speed crash, and the hematoma is deep in the leg, there could be a prob with artery or stent. Risk greater if stent placed in past week or two. If hematoma is shallow, right under skin, and it was not a high impact injury, this is prob Plavix effect. Scary, but not dangerous. Likely to resolve. Your doc may want to do US to be sure. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does walking on treadmill hurt arthritic knees is stationary bike better?

Does walking on treadmill hurt arthritic knees is stationary bike better?

A stationary bike is: best as you can ease the insult to your joints. But 4 osteoporosis then plain walking on level ground is best, as well as gentle arm weight exercises. This puts some stress on your non weight bearing bone and aids in treating bothoosteoporosis as well as sarcopenia or muscle loss. Bones need to be stressed to remain healthy. ...Read more

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High heart rate after car crash?

High heart rate after car crash?

Heart rate: An elevated heart rate after a car crash is not unusual. ...Read more

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Grandma has heart disease and mini strokes and a carotid artery blockage. Will she live long?

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Grandma has heart disease and mini strokes and a carotid artery blockage. Will she live long?

Life expectancy: Life expectancy is multifactorial and thus with the little information provided, it's impossible to really discuss survival. But if your grandmother has carotid artery blockages and is having mini-strokes, she may be at high risk for an actual stroke if the blockages are not addressed. Please see a board-certified vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Is whitewater kayaking dangerous?

Is whitewater kayaking dangerous?

It's worth it: In my opinion. Wear good flotation gear and head protection. Life isn't about insulating yourself from all risk, but you can manage risks wisely. Do your own research on how many deaths there are yearly for the number of participants, find out what the people who died were doing, and try to be safe. I think you'll reach the same conclusion as i have. ...Read more

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Why is it that roller coasters aggravate heart conditions?

Why is it that roller coasters aggravate heart conditions?

Roller coasters: Roller coasters have dynamic gravity pressures which produce hemodynamic stress on the heart. This will aggravate any condition of rhythm or muscle disturbance of the heart. ...Read more

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Is it true that drinking coconut juice while playing sports results in arteriosclerosis?

Is it true that drinking coconut juice while playing sports results in arteriosclerosis?

No.: Coconut water / juice is a lot like water with some sugars, potassium and antioxidants. Arteriosclerosis has not been associated with any specific activity. ...Read more

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What's better on heart walking or biking?

What's  better  on  heart  walking  or  biking?

Both are great.: Any type of cardiovascular exercise is great for the heart. Vary is up. Walk, bike, swim, jog. Whatever you can do to benefit your heart and keep you interested. ...Read more

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What's better on heart walking or biking?

What's  better  on  heart  walking  or  biking?

Both are great.: Any type of cardiovascular exercise is great for the heart. Vary is up. Walk, bike, swim, jog. Whatever you can do to benefit your heart and keep you interested. ...Read more

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