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Why body aches after sittting?

Why body aches after sittting?

Vague question: Depends what part of the body "aches". Prolonged sitting, especially with poor posture and ergonomics in place, imposes a large degree of pressure on the disc, which in turn can lead to back pain or "ache". Sitting on ones tuchus for prolonged periods is not advisable. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Does sinusitis cause body aches?

Does sinusitis cause body aches?

Sinusitis: If inflammation is confined to the paranasal sinuses the answer is no, but whatever the infection is may have extended beyond the sinuses and even into the bloodstream and this can produce fever, chills, aches and so on. ...Read more

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Can low levels of iron cause body aches?

Can low levels of iron cause body aches?

Possibly: Iron deficiency can cause weakness and fatigue, which can feel like body aches. Other symptoms can be pale skin, dizziness, decreased exercise tolerance and irritability. If you think this describes how you're feeling you can see your physician and they will run blood work to check for you. ...Read more

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How is.The body aches from flu described?

How is.The body aches from flu described?

As if hit by a truck: I still remember my professor in medical school describing influenza as "feeling like you've been hit by a truck." extremely sore and achey all over with a sudden onset. Many other viral infections can cause mild achiness. Hardly any cases of influenza have yet been reported in the us this season- flu season usually begins later. For advice re: preventing flu see http://bit.Ly/18hqmig. ...Read more

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Does insomnia lead to body aches or vice versa?

Does insomnia lead to body aches or vice versa?

Yes it can: We see people with widespread body aches. These are usually people with fibromyalgia. Things that can make it worse include poor exercise and /or poor sleep and/or poor control of stress and psychological issues. When sleep is improved, by correctly idenifying the cause of the poor sleep and sometimes a sleep study can help, the body aches can improve. The muscle pain needs exercise! ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve body aches when i'm on airplanes?

Muscle cramps: The most common aches are muscle cramps. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Wear compression socks/stockings but loose fitting clothes. Avoid crossing your legs. As soon as it is feasible, exercise (walking, yoga, calisthenics) when you are at your destination. If the flight is long enough, get up from your seat and walk the length of the airplane to break up the prolonged sitting period. ...Read more

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Body aches and pains after colonoscopy. What can cause this?

Body aches and pains after colonoscopy. What can cause this?

Follow up: Mild transient discomfort or pain may be acceptable but any substantial or long-lasting pain requires a follow up with your endoscopist ...Read more

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Working a lot of hours and now my body aches and always cold?

Stress: Psychological stress from work can cause physical manifestations like those you describe. You need to cut back on your hours or take breaks throughout the day to exercise, do something fun, etc. ...Read more

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I am severely tired and have body aches all over. Can u help me?

Virus: If this has just been going on a few days, it's probably a virus. If you have a fever or a cough, then those are pretty sure signs that's all it is. If this has been going on for weeks or months, then something more severe is at play. You should see your doc and have some blood tests done. Get a thorough check up. See a functional medicine doctor (see functionalmedicine.Org). ...Read more

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Help i constantly have cold chills and body aches, what should I do?

Contact your doctor: You should call you doctor and describe your symptoms. Make an appintment if possible, for an examination and possible laboratory tests. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Body Aches (Definition)

Muscle pain is most frequently related to tension, overuse, or muscle injury from exercise or physically-demanding work. In these situations, the pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. It is usually obvious which activity is causing the pain. Muscle pain also can be a sign of conditions affecting your whole body, like some infections (including the flu) and disorders that affect connective tissues throughout the ...Read more


Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

Aches are ...Read more