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Doctor insights on: Better Exercise For Losing Weight Jogging Or Climbing Stairs

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Hi I am overweight and my knee's ache while jogging or climbing stairs.Do I need to take any medication or induce some food in my diet ?

Hi I am overweight and my knee's ache while jogging or climbing stairs.Do I need to take any medication or induce some food in my diet ?

Avoid aggravating: Excess weight can put a strain on the joints and promote pain with even normal every day activities. Specific foods or supplements won't help much. Strengthening the supporting muscles will, and walking and other quadriceps strengthening exercise should help. Avoid, when possible, those activities that cause pain. Most important is weight loss to reduce the strain. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Intense ankle pain (front & lateral) prohibits climbing stairs, pivoting, running. No injury, full ROM w/o weight on it. What did/should I do? Thanks!

Intense ankle pain (front & lateral) prohibits climbing stairs, pivoting, running. No injury, full ROM w/o weight on it. What did/should I do? Thanks!

Ortho Eval needed: Seek evaluation by your orthopaedic surgeon. Along with a thorough examination of your ankle, X-rays would likely be obtained to assess for a potential loose body of osteophyte that may make stair climbing painful. Instability or ankle looseness would also be assessed as the anterior and lateral aspect of the ankle is where the main stabilizing ligaments are located. ...Read more

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I have a jabbing pain in my left knee when climbing stairs following heavy exercise. What could this be and can I keep running?

I have a jabbing pain in my left knee when climbing stairs following heavy exercise. What could this be and can I keep running?

Maybe ant. knee pain: Anterior knee pain (patello-femoral dysfunction) is a commonly seen "overuse" injury that can appear after a person increases his training, changes running surfaces, changes to different shoes, gets a separate leg injury that results in slight gait changes, gets some weakness in the quads, etc... A primary care, sports med, or orthopedic doctor's exam can help. Meanwhile, running less is helpful. ...Read more

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My left knee and hip keep hurting whenever i put all my weight on it. ex: climbing stairs. i didn't do anything physically demanding recently?

My left knee and hip keep hurting whenever i put all my weight on it. ex: climbing stairs. i didn't do anything physically demanding recently?

Call your doctor: There are many minor injuries that may have occurred without you realizing it.It's most likely a soft tissue injury but you really need to be examined by your doctor to know whether or not you need x-rays to rule out a bony injury.You can try Naproxen or Motrin for a few days but if not improved, you should call your doctor and be seen for further evaluation.You may benefit from physical therapy. ...Read more

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After exercise or climbing stairs will feel chest tightness, chest pain, dizziness, and feel Chest pain in morning everyday. ?

After exercise or climbing stairs will feel chest tightness, chest pain, dizziness, and feel Chest pain in morning everyday.

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Exertional chest pai: / DOE Needs evaluation. Will suggest primary care evaluation. Exercise induced Asthma is unlikely with chest pain at rest or in the morning nor is anxiety likely early in the morning and after exercise. Will suggest evaluation for cardiomyopathy or HOCM or vavular heart disease ...Read more

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I have a Chest pain in morning everyday, and After exercise or climbing stairs will feel chest tightness, chest pain, dizziness

I have a Chest pain in morning everyday, and After exercise or climbing stairs will feel chest tightness, chest pain, dizziness

You need to see MD: Although you are young, your symptoms are very alarming and definitely not normal. I would suggest you follow up with your PCP very soon. The diagnosis can range from mild causes starting by anemia to more serious that involve your heart or lung. Again, my advise is to see MD. I hope you will feel better. ...Read more

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I have mild ulcerative colitis, w/ few GI effects but much knee pain. Does knee-stressing exercise like slowly climbing stairs hurt or help my knees?

I have mild ulcerative colitis, w/ few GI effects but much knee pain. Does knee-stressing exercise like slowly climbing stairs hurt or help my knees?

see details: It depends on the cause of the knee pain. Knee inflammation is relatively common in uc but it usually is present only when the colitis is uncontrolled. Have the knee examined before deciding which exercises work best and to see if more specific treatment is needed. ...Read more

Dr. Ray Tidman
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Jogging (Definition)

There are many benefits to being active during pregnancy. You may not feel great every day of your pregnancy, but exercise should make you feel better overall and may help prepare you for labor and childbirth. There are some conditions or symptoms that may make ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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