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Can anyone give me a list of don't do's after chiari 1 decomposition surgery 6 mon ago or does it depend on surgeon?As heavy lifting, riding breaking horses, motorcycle riding, flying, high altitudes, jet skiing snow skiing, mountain climbing or do you ju

Can anyone give me a list of don't do's after chiari 1 decomposition surgery 6 mon ago or does it depend on surgeon?As heavy lifting, riding breaking horses, motorcycle riding, flying, high altitudes, jet skiing snow skiing, mountain climbing or do you ju

Talk to Your Surgeon: I wouldn't take it lightly because the consequences can be serious. In general, it depends on how successful the procedure was, how you've healed, etc. Only your surgeon can tell you after examining you. ...Read more

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When can I play golf, ride a bike, or go hiking after spine surgery?

When can I play golf, ride a bike, or go hiking after spine surgery?

Wait long for golf: There is a huge range of types of spine surgeries. Minimally invasive disc or decompression patients, shouldn't engage in lifting of greater than 30 pounds for six weeks and to refrain from painful activities. Recovery from open fusions can take much longer. Hiking or bike- riding can usually be started relatively early in the process-2 or three weeks out. Golf needs to wait 6 months. ...Read more

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Boating and pregnancy? A cruise on a pontune boat vs high speed boating on choppy river/lake?

Boating and pregnancy? A cruise on a pontune boat vs high speed boating on choppy river/lake?

Not for mom or kids.: Jolts from the boat, dirty water, excessive sun and heat can be dangerous whether a person is pregnant or not. There are safer ways to enjoy nature when "with child" or with family! ...Read more

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Is using gym treadmills similar to walking outside.?

Is using gym treadmills similar to walking outside.?

Similar...: ...although the surface of the treadmill upon which you run is more forgiving to the joints than the concrete roads and walkways, and is more predictable than the uneven surfaces of trails or under grass. And with a treadmill, you control the hills. ...Read more

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With unknown shoulder injury, can I still do cardio pilates/yoga/aerobic walking and roller derby? Esp roller derby

With unknown shoulder injury, can I still do cardio pilates/yoga/aerobic walking and roller derby? Esp roller derby

Limit activities: Without knowing what your shoulder injury is, it is probably safe to say of all activities listed aerobic walking should be fine until diagnosis is made. Roller derby is an intense contact sport and could definitely aggravate your shoulder if it is injured. See your doctor if you have shoulder pain, difficulty with range of motion for further work up, possible xray for a clearer diagnosis. ...Read more

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Im quiet an active adrenalin junkie person such as out door sports , scuba diving, motocross ect. Will a breast augmentation limit me with activities?

Im quiet an active adrenalin junkie person such as out door sports , scuba diving, motocross ect. Will a breast augmentation limit me with activities?

No limitations: The short answer is that breast implants should not limit your lifestyle. However, it is important that they not be too large and that you are aware of all of the ramifications in terms of implants in athletic women. I would recommend asking your plastic surgeon for specific information on this. ...Read more

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I got exertional compartment syndrome after doing indoor spinning class after training outdoors for a month in 87 humidity 92 deg heat?

I got exertional compartment syndrome after doing indoor spinning class after training outdoors for a month in 87 humidity 92 deg heat?

Possible seek consul: Compartment syndrome can be diagnosed b y measuring the pressure in the compartment during an episode. Exercise can be done to induce symptoms while pressure is obtained to confirm diagnosis. A fasciotomy of the appropriate compartment should relieve the symptoms. ...Read more

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How can just swimming develop lats, traps like olympic swimmers have?

How can just swimming develop lats, traps like olympic swimmers have?

Routine: If you develop the proper routine and swim 4 - 6 hours per day as they do (on a slow day) you might develop those. However, if you seek training advice from a coach or work out with the master's swimming program in your area, you will see changes. Workout includes distance, sprints, intervals, and multiple strokes. 3 - 5 days per week @ 30 - 60 mins depending on your goals. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I am just relearning to walk. I am 70" tall, gone from 168-179. I walk 40 min once/day. How many calories am burning? I walk @ 1mph in flat fl.

I am just relearning to walk. I am 70" tall, gone from 168-179. I walk 40 min once/day. How many calories am burning? I walk @ 1mph in flat fl.

Calories & Walking: Walking 40 minutes at 2 mph (a slow pace): 104 calories burned walking 40 minutes at 4 mph (a very brisk pace): 210 calories burned walking 40 minutes at 5 mph (practically jogging): 336 calories burned. These are approximate. Dr george tsatsos anklenfootcenters.Com. ...Read more

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Shootings on nearby campus yesterday, tornado on cousin's campus today. How do I prepare my teen for disasters?

Shootings on nearby campus yesterday, tornado on cousin's campus today. How do I prepare my teen for disasters?

Have a: heart to heart talk and explain that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Enlisting the help/counsel of a clergyman would be valuable. ...Read more

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I am TTC. Is it okay for me to participate in water sports? (Water skiing, jet skiing, etc.)

I am TTC. Is it okay for me to participate in water sports? (Water skiing, jet skiing, etc.)

Sure: It would only be a problem if you were doing water sports immediately after intercourse as water will get into the vagina and can wash out the sperm. ...Read more

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I weigh 218 pounds.How many calories do I burn doing cardio(kickboxing, strength training, burpees, sit ups, jumping jacks), etc 40 to 60 minutes a day?

I weigh 218 pounds.How many calories do I burn doing cardio(kickboxing, strength training, burpees, sit ups, jumping jacks), etc 40 to 60 minutes a day?

Handbooks: There are some small handbooks available that can give you a basic reference on how many calories you burn with these exercises, as well as breakdown in most foods. Small, portable, and worth the money. Do a search on amazon. ...Read more

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Hate florida weather, consider moving upstate ny, how it affects high blood pressure?

Hate florida weather, consider moving upstate ny, how it affects high blood pressure?

Good come back to NY: But cold weather increases the blood pressure , peripheral blood vessels will contract resulting increase of BP , in some need adjustment of medications. ...Read more

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I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more

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Im doing a tough mudder race on october, (10-12miles with 25 military obstacles designed by british military forces) should I take any multivitamin?

Im doing a tough mudder race on october, (10-12miles with 25 military obstacles designed by british military forces) should I take any multivitamin?

Probably: Vitamins are important for you to get through your diet. If you feel you do not get the necessary daily requirements through a balanced high content of plant based diet, its best to take a multivitamin each day regardless of tough mudder race or not. In general, use a high quality multi vitamin tablet such as new chapter brand as insurance to ensure you get your daily vitamins and minerals. ...Read more

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How can I train in cold weather?

Dress appropriately: There is an extraordinary amount of new high technology clothing to allow you to keep warm in cold weather. These include multi-layered and very thin high performance undergarments and other non-bulky and moisture controlling outerwear. Any ski shop, outdoor shop or athletic or runners supply shop (particularly those in warm weather climates) can help you get equipped safely. ...Read more