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Benefits Of Exercise For Muscular Dystrophy
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Muscular dystrophy includes a number of disorders which are associated primarily with abnormalities of the architecture of the cells, often causing changes in size and function (weakness). These disorders are typically inherited, and recognized early in life, although there are of course exceptions to this. Prognosis is based on the type of MD and expression ...Read more
What is the difference in the exercise prescription for building muscular endurance vs muscle strength ?
Str vs Endur: Strength is looking for maximum output over a short period of time. An example of this would be powerlifting. Endurance would be training for long periods of time usually at a reduced rate. This would be a distance runner. Usually it is best to cross train, or train for both as in doing so you can develop both types of muscle fibers, fast twitch (strength) and slow twitch (endurance). ...Read more
Not much: If done without over stretching and with attention to excessive plyometrics. ...Read more
Multiple: The advantages to a daily jogging / aerobic program are these: increased aerobic fitness , better leg muscle tone, and increased endorphin release which usually results in better concentration powers and ability to relax . Strength training with weights increases muscle strength, endurance and general body habitus. Good Luck! ...Read more
NO: Muscular dystrophy affects the heart muscle. The poor ejection fraction means that the heart is too weak to pump adequate blood with each stroke. A pace maker is a device to shock the heart to make it contract when the usual electrical conduction of the heart is not working well. Conduction defects are rare in muscular dystrophy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Some medical research suggests that pelvic floor exercises can improve erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation, via improved muscular control of the pelvis. Given that there is virtually no risk, kegel exercises are a logical first approach to these problems, before considering medications. ...Read more
It's progressive: The most common forms of muscular dystrophy are progressive. Immobility in general is related to muscle atrophy independent of disease. Patients with muscular dystrophy who stay active retain independence longer than those who do not, and some medications and surgeries can assist in this goal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Stomach exercises suh as sit ups will help. ...Read more
What is the difference between the exercise prescription for building muscular endurance and muscle strength?
Training: Endurance training will usually involve doing cardiovascular training such as running, biking, swimming. Muscle strength training usually uses resistance training or weight based exercise. That said you can do resistance training in a cardiovascular way and vice versa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How effective is skelaxin (metaxalone) in helping with the spasmodic symptoms associated with myotonic dystrophy (related to muscular dystrophy)?
Hard to say: Is this part of a condition? Can u excercise? If you have recurrent pain issues coming from the body an snri would help, like cymblata 30mg but unsure if you are out of shape or have a muscle disease. ...Read more
Her my answer: I like to do dumbell shrugs, and upright rows to work my traps. ...Read more
Mostly, first two: Isometric exercises are one where one uses muscle strength against an immovable or difficult to move resistance...Like standing in a doorway and with the arms at your side pushing against the inside of the door with the back of hands as hard as possible and maintain the push. This helps mainly the long muscle fibers definition and strength. ...Read more
I'm 26 with lots of anxiety. No loss of strength according to neoru but lots of muscle fasciculations. Can ALS present with no weakness?
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Quite variable: If you have a retinal detachment than exercise that lead to significant valsalva(abdominal straining) like heavy squats/resistance training or inverted exercises(like hand stands) probably should be avoided. But in the case of macular degeneration exercise is usually encouraged to help to stave of progression. ...Read more
Historically, DMD: results in loss of ambulation between 7-13 & demise in the teens-20's, but aggressive medical management can prolong ambulation & address cardiac & pulmonary complications to increase life-span to ~ 28 years. Families can find regional MDA/ALS Clinics by calling (800) 572-1717 or on http://mda.org/services/your-mda-clinic for optimal medical & mental health services. ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
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