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Camel Pose In Yoga
See below: If done with proper alignment, trikonasana (triangle pose) will work your hip extensors including buttock muscles and hamstrings, core abdominal and back muscles and provide an excellent stretch to your obliques. ...Read more
Not likely: unless you had specific complications that would contraindicate physical activity. Prenatal Yoga will teach techniques (ujjayi) to enable you to breath deeply & to relax. This is calming & will help face the demands of labor & delivery. It works to maintain flexibility, muscle tone, balance & circulation. Poses used are safe & designed to have low joint impact. Best when combined with low -impact ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I agree that swimming is wonderful exercise for pregnant swimmers. However, our world's water is not as clean as it once was. Here is a site with lots of information about recreational use, risks, hygienic issues, safety of pools, lakes, rivers, oceans, etc: http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthywater/swimming/index.Html also heed local health department alerts about toxins, infections, outbreaks of illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can practicing karate stances (horse stance, bow stance, etc) and katas aggravate herniated discs or are they safe to practice?
Just bought everlast womens dumbells,5kg- contain California Prop 65 Warning of cancer causing chemicals,any advice in cautionary use of them?
Scientists need to: see data and research to give opinions on things such as various forms of yoga. It is generally agreed that yoga is a healthy thing for circulation, muscle strength, breathing, mood, etc. Beyond that we would need studies. Look it the impact of the two types of yoga on your life and perhaps you can make a determination that way. Peace and good health. Shanti. ...Read more
Probably: Hopefully the plumbing in the drinking fountains at the parks have been replaced recently but it is possible that the water in the fountains could contain elevated copper and lead levels due to water settling and old plumbing. If you are concerned, it is best to bring bottled water from home. ...Read more
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
Interested in being an urban gardener but wondering about lead levels in the soil and pollutants in the air. Safe?
Ask: Call your local state college or university. They can perform standard tests. ...Read more
Live in Saudi Arabia with era curing sand storms. Our pool has. a lot of sand on the bottom of the pool . Can children swim safely? Broken vacuum
Not really: Not really...However, when you are cold, your body needs to use more energy to maintain a stable core temperature. This requires more energy expenditure...Energy which could be used for immune function if you were especially debilitated or weak in the first place. ...Read more
Unlikely: Unlikely but it is possible to contract leptospirosis if an immunocompromised person comes in contact with urine from a dog infected with leptospira, a bacterial spirochete. In humans, it usually causes mild flu-like symptoms but can result in high fever, severe headache, hepatitis, abdominal pain, diarrhea, or rash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Dear Anna, Yes it is okay to do yoga during menstruation. No specific poses are prohibited it would depend on your comfort level and if you have symptoms that coincide with menstruation such as back pain/abdominal pain/headache. Ask your yoga teacher prior to the class if you have specific concerns about poses. ...Read more
Any special precautions on a climbing expedition to 14K+ in Colorado? Already acclimatized to elevation of 7,000 ft. here. Monitor SpO2 perhaps?
Yes, just in case: You're already acclimatized, but slow ascent and vigorous hydration are important. You may want to take acetazolamide 250mg per day. Available by prescription but inexpensive. It can prevent acute mountain sickness and will improve your sleep at altitude. Thanks for trusting HealthTap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get up: The most important thing is to get up every half hour and walk the aisle for a minute or so. This keeps circulation flowing in your legs and prevents blood clots. ...Read more
I read that pilots of small aircraft use supplemental oxygen at 5000 ft. Should drivers in the rockies do so too?
Cilantro: This leaf comes from the coriander plant and means 'bedbug' in greek. Used by hippocrates as a medicinal substance. There are no obvious contra-indications or toxicities to its use, as long as it is used in moderate amounts and you know where the product came from. Using cilantro in food is much better. ...Read more
Interested in reducing scar from heart surgery performed 30 years ago as a child. Any suggestions on doctors in Northern California? Thanks
See Plastic surgeon: Seek referral UCSF / UC DAVIS or Stanford. ...Read more