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Coach High School Football
Depends: High blood pressure should be managed before playing high intensity sports (like football) to prevent short and long term cardiovascular complications. See your doctor for recommendations on lowering it and for clearance to play. They may need to do more of a work up to determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: This is actually a human-rights issue. The hiv-positive athlete poses no danger, and there's never been a credible case of transmission. In most of the civilized world, it is illegal to Prohibit participation in sports because of infection with hiv, hepatitis b or hepatitis c. The rules about blood in sports keep athletes safe. ...Read more
Aerobics & lifting: My two teenage boys are already in full swing getting ready for fall football with the oldest entering his freshman year. Try to find out from the real source- the coaches, as to their precise recommendations regarding expectations of your athlete prior to showing up for fall fb. Increasing endurance and speed/acceleration along with an appropriate weight training program are all important. ...Read more
History and Exam: High school athletes, whether male or female, will complete a thorough history form asking about any injuries or medical problems that may effect their sports participation. They will then undergo a thorough examination, including musculoskeletal and heart exam. Males also often undergo a testicular exam and hernia check. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Despite being an avid mountain climber, high school and college rugby player, and fire fighter, I have never broken a bone. Plenty of sprains. Why?
Not impossible: Wpw can be associated with a risk of sudden death in some patients so a blanket answer is inappropriate. For an individual with WPW an evaluation by a cardiologist or electrophysiologic cardiologist may indicate either high or lower risk. An ablation procedure to remove the WPW may minimize the risk of sport if there is a great drive to participate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stay fit: Jog/walk briskly at least 20 minutes most days a week, stretch most days and lift weights 3 days a week. ...Read more
Am i high risk for CTE? Played high school football and im now an mma fighter. Never been concussed but taken many blows to the head in both sports
Absolutely in time: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy occurs after repetitive blows to the head. There is a spectrum in Traumatic Brain Injury that leads from Concussion to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. For some reason, we believe that we can repeatedly take damage to our brains when we participate in Football, Boxing, Muay-Thai, but we are breakable. Know when to say when. BJJ only a great alternative when time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
24-yr Female 5'5" 195lb. I graduated high school 2010 at 125, graduated college/stopped athletics 2014 at 185. What's healthy weight to lose?
WEIGHT WOES: First, you are not alone. Based on your data provided, your body mass index (BMI) is 32.4 (obesity class 1). Your BMI target is 18-25.5. Solutions are multi factorial, involving psyche, balanced diet/food choices exercise. Let's work together to map out a solution and to find local resources that can assist. Please send a formal inbox consult so we can get started. ...Read more
Abused by teacher in '80s. School never believed me/my parents. Abuser now sunday school teacher at church. How can I be credible in warning church?
Exercise: Great question. As a sprint kayak racer you need a great core program as week as upper body resistance training to include back, arms, and shoulders. This should include a combination of endurance, strength and power exercises. Also because of the multiple positions you must accomodate you should include perturbations in multiple body positions. ...Read more
My 16 years old son has AST level of 35, Bilirubin 3.8, phosphatase level of 166. He is athletic, playing baseball, lifting, and football player.
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Any suggestions, concerned grandparent have a 16 yo g-son weighing approx 365lbs, 6'1", (autism spectrum disorder, add, etc) does mixed martial arts w/wrestling m-w-f equalling 5 hours wkly, also plays soccer t-thu with warm up excerise plays game for app
Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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