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Can You Have A Loss Of Height From Heavy Weight Lifting
Does loss of height (1 inch) indicate that my spine is becoming more compress? Used to do a lot of weightlifting, lumbar and lower feel compressed
Loss of Height: Loss of height is a natural part of aging, and some people start losing height as early as age 30. It is not uncommon for people to lose 1/4" of height every decade after age 40. Men generally have more muscle mass and lose bone more slowly than women, and therefore do not lose height as rapidly. Loss of height of 1" at 25 is highly unusual, and should be investigated by your physician. ...Read more
What do you do for an anterrior wedge compression fx. L1 vertebral body with 50% loss of height, 30% superrior endplate retropulsion dextroscoliosis?
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Mri says Disc t3-4 through t8-9 show loss of height. Intervertebral discs t7-8 and t8-9 mild signal changes. Mild anterior wedging of t7, t8. Meaning?
How long does it take a minor uncomplicated no loss of height vertebral end plate fracture to heal?
All my spine Xrays show severe disc dessication/deg., loss of height, spurs, endplate irreg, osteopenia, scoliosis/kyphosis & spine MRI doesn't, why?
If you statement is-: -true, it should be obvious on an MR. In this case I would check 2 be sure that there was not a mixup in identification of whose images are whose. Be sure that they are your images. ...Read more
Can loss of height be due to loss of energy resiliency in the disc spaces. Or loss of water, high blood sugar, loss muscle spasticity after psych meds?
Unlikely: All the things you suggest as causes are a) unlikely to be the cause of loss of height, and b) extremely unlikely to be caused by psych meds. ...Read more
I have disc degeneration, loss of height, protrusion, spondylosis, disc bulge, mild stenosis on neck and lumbar. Can I use an inversion table?
Conservative care: Yes, I believe that all people should exhaust and utilize all conservative measures for treatment of his or her back pain first, prior to discussing surgical intervention. I tell my patients that is it is helpful then it should definately be incorporated in your treatment plan. I have had many patients say that an inversion table has helped with their neck and low back pain. ...Read more
I fell off my m'bike. I have compression fracture t12 vertebra (25% loss of height) how long will it take to heal? The Thai doctor said three weeks.
About right: Assuming you are healthy and a non-smoker that is a reasonable timeframe. Could take up to 6 weeks. Avoid high impact activities or heavy lifting. ...Read more
What is a good fat loss diet/workout. Lost a lot of fat on herbalife diet, but looking to trim from 30%-20% or below. Is weight lifting best?
Exercise + Diet: Weight lifting is an excellent way to burn fat while also building muscle. Cardiovascular exercise is a way to burn fat without building much muscle. However, the total amount of calories you take in compared the amount you expend will affect this as well. ...Read more
Can weight lifting stunt a 14 year olds height? I lift mon, wed, and friday at 6am to 7am in the morning.
Lifting: Lifting weights shoudl not stunt your growth. ...Read more
Maybe, maybe not: Strength training is often part of adolescent activities and can be a valuable part of their life. This differs from weight training;which, in a growing child can cause significant injury to growth plates. Strict supervision by qualified trainers in technique with low load practice is safe, but power lifting and full weight training should wait until a kid has reached his/her final height. ...Read more
No: If the teenager is still in active growth, be careful re heavy power lifting as it can cause growth plate damage. However, most 17 yo boys are done growing. ...Read more
Age 18, doing weight lifting, I am afraid of weights that will affect my height growth? I ain't really tall, 168 cm. What weights should I prevent?
Hard to say: At 18 most have finished their linear growth (growing taller) because growth plates have fused. When this happens, you have no further growth. If you entered puberty late, and your growth plates are open, it will be visible on an x-ray of your hand. If your growth centers are open, power lifting would not be advisable, but because of possible injuries, not growth potential. ...Read more
Resistance training: Aerobic training burns calories while you exercise. Resistance training builds muscle mass, which continues to burn calories even when you are not exercising. It is best for overall fitness and weight loss to combine the two. ...Read more
Sir I'm 16. I go to the gym. Does doing squats stunt growth of height? Similarly I've been told weight lifting stunt growth. Is it true?
No: Lifting weights does not stunt your growth. It is good for your overall health as well as making strong muscles and bones. Continue doing it if you like. ...Read more
Does green coffee extract help induce weight loss with the addition to weight lifting? And how does it work? (in which ways)
I recently started exercising and I would to know what supplements really work to improve my weight loss and muscle gain? I do weight lifting
Aerobic exercise, rather weight lifting, would be more conducive to weight loss. You do not need any supplements, but need to reduce you food intake.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Is 17 to early to take weight loss pills and if so what are the side effects male 17 african-american tried running weight lifting dieting
It depends: If the 17 year old in question has a bmi of 30 or above and has been unsuccessful with diet and exercise alone, it would be reasonable to add appetite suppressants to a physician supervised program of proper nutrition and adequate exercise. If the 17 year old is near normal weight (bmi 25-26 or in the normal range 18.5-25) than I would not recommend adding appetite suppressants. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
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