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Bruce Lee Cardio Routine
What if I put together a routine for strength training and cardio afterwards. What will I achieve?
Short episodes of 2:1 av block while sleeping. How common is this? Cardio says its normal and forget about it..
Abnormal Conduction: Av block can potentially cause fainting; therefore it merits evaluation, including a careful history, physical exam and a 24 hour holter monitor test. In instances wherein there is a history of fainting and/or the holter reveals pauses which are long enough to cause fainting, a pacemaker is implanted to prevent further pauses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ms fatigue and baby interferes with my cardio routine. Can I break it up into 5-10 minute intervals a few times a day and still see results?
I had a surgical abortion 1 week ago but the next day I went back to the gym doing 1 hr cardio as an daily routine but I constantly gaining weight.
Wt: Typically; weight gain is associated with calorie intake especially carbohydrate intake------if calorie intake is greater than calories burned = weight gain unless you have some endocrine dysfunction such as diabetes, hypothyroidism etc---then weight gain is a more complicated entity ---which you should see your doctor about ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's a good workout routine that involves cardio and weights? Are these both necessary for weight loss?
Workout: I strongly recommend that you see a trainer to advise you about cardiac issues and weights. That discussion will point you in the right direction and you should feel great. If the trainer thinks there might be something else wrong please take the advice and see your doctor. ...Read more
Can occasionally taking beta blockers interfere with my regular exercise routine? 20min cardio and 15min of strength/4 times a week?
OK: You can use short acting beta blockers on an "as-needed" basis and they will start to work within an hour and wear off in several hours (depending on the drug and dose you take). Once worn off, it will have no effect on your exercise. (you can exercise with the med too and safely, but it might "slow you down" just a little.) ...Read more
It Depends: A chronic (ongoing) heart condition requires the regular supervision of an internist or cardiologist. Such a provider will have objective information about your specific cardiac function and "reserve." this will determine how much, and how far, and how often you can exert yourself without unduly stressing your heart. Don't decide this on your own. Be open. ...Read more
Is it common in young children to have borderline prolonged qt on one EKG and not have long qt? Cardio says check again in 3 months and was calm.
Can vary: Moreover, the computer is not the final word. It's good to actually measure the qt manually to be sure it's accurate. ...Read more
I started cardio-routine two months ago and walked ~90km. Suddenly lower back pain started and now it has transferred to hips. Help me please.
Strengthen your core: Experiencing some back pain after starting a new exercise program is not unusual--especially after a period of relative inactivity. First give your back a few days rest before trying to resume your exercise program. You can try an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory such as Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Assuming the pain subsides, start a core strengthening exercise program before you go back to the cardio. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should be the average daily protein intake for a 30 yrs old male with moderate-high workout routine? 3-4 days of bodybuilding (supersets)&cardio.
In the range of..: There is reasonable data to suggest that for those looking to optimize muscle hypertrophy (bodybuilding) that you should aim for a protein intake of 0.7 to 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight. More than that is likely excessive, and while for healthy individuals it's unlikely to be harmful, it may predispose you to being "gassy". Best of luck and stay hydrated. ...Read more
How common are my cardio findings? All were said to be "small". Leaky mitral valve, PFO with minimal shunting and ASA. Dr says no need to treat at all
Asa: An atrial septal aneurysm may put one at increased risk for stroke. Small "probe patent" pfo is very common. Up to 30% of pts at autopsy have it. However and pfo with associated ASA may need prophylactic antiplatelet therapy. Agree with my colleages in seeking a neurologist or cardiologist for further advice. Especially someone who can actually look at the echo ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is mild valve leakage common? Had echo July 14, Wore event monitor for more freq palps last week, extra beats is what's causing my palps cardio said not related to valve leak how can he know? Doing another echo for my peace of mind...
I've never had Flu vaccine before but I am required to have it this year for nursing clinicals. Is it safe? How common are neuro/cardio side effect?
Sleep Apnea, GERD, LE Swelling, SOB, skin rashes, itching calf, + ANA @ 1/80 with + ACA & + AHA. Routine Echo Cardio negative. What should I do next?
See internist first: Your problems appear to need different specialists to solve. Suggest that you see an internist to find out where to start. ...Read more
Over 1000 viruses: Very very very common. It is now known that there over 1000 different viruses which cause the common cold. A child in day-care/school is estimated to be "sick" about 60 days/year--yes, 60 days. This means 1 out of 6 days--vast majority of these sick days are from common colds. As we get older, we build up immunity and the frequency lessens. If u have recurrent colds, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
It Depends: When learning to walk, children use a strange gait that develops into a normal one over time. Some children are born with foot or leg deformities that also correct over time. However, children are more prone to injury, such as fracture, in general. They also are prone to other conditions such as septic joints and transient synovitis. Please see a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Yes.: A rectocele is common in women who have had vaginal childbirth. A rectocele is often found in conjunction with a cystocele (bladder dropping), uterine prolapse and incontinence. These problems are often associated because of the common risk factors including childbirth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer