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Can you get collapsed stomach muscles from exercising?

Can you get collapsed stomach muscles from exercising?

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Last year new year day I was sunddenly nervous, shortness of breathing and muscle collapse. I am a professional bodybuilder at that time I was so stres?

Last year new year day I was sunddenly nervous, shortness of breathing and muscle collapse. I am a professional bodybuilder at that time I was so stres?

What's the Question?: Don't know what you are asking but there are a number of issues common to professional body builders. Of course strains and sprains are common, but many body builders take substances to enhance their muscles and this can result in problems. There are other major issues to address. I hope you see your doctor regularly and you are totally open about diet and 'supplements.'. ...Read more

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How and what can cause a stomach to collapse?

How and what can cause a stomach to collapse?

Nothing in it...: If your stomach is devoid of contents (acid/secretions, liquid, food, gas, swallowed air), it may appear smaller than when filled. ...Read more

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I am in and out of hospital with server abdominal pain. I'm 23 and don't have periods. In the last 4 years I collapse a lot. Any ideas why?

I am in and out of hospital with server abdominal pain. I'm 23 and don't have periods. In the last 4 years I collapse a lot. Any ideas why?

Need more info: It is hard to offer any advice without knowing what symptoms you've had and what testing has been done and the results. Feel free to contact us with a consult so we can try to help further. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do my hands arms & legs go numb, then collapse loose facial muscle, feel very sleepy but am awake and can talk. All test say I am fine.

Why do my hands arms & legs go numb, then collapse loose facial muscle, feel very sleepy but am awake and can talk. All test say I am fine.

Cannot diagnose: Have no idea what tests were performed, and in order for you to receive any decent advice the doctor (try a neurologist) will need a full detailed history, your prior medical records and a physical exam. They could then determine whether imaging studies or other tests are needed. Good luck with this. ...Read more

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What foods can strengthen muscles as I can't exercise I have divericulation of abdomen recti and slight herniation. Dr.S?

What foods can strengthen muscles as I can't exercise I have divericulation of abdomen recti and slight herniation. Dr.S?

See a surgeon!: A diastasis of the rectus muscles (no such thing as a diverticulation of abdomen recti) should not Prohibit you from exercising! A hernia may but that can be fixed. Go see a general surgeon about your hernia. It can be fixed, and then 6 weeks later, you can get back to full physical activity! ...Read more

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How to determine if I pulled a muscle in my abdomen or is it something else?

History and physical: Generally a pulled muscle will have an associated incident, such as an impact injury, fall, etc. A pulled muscle should have localized and superficial pain, whereas intra-abdominal pathology generally will be deeper and may be more diffuse/vague. Do see a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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How to lose stomach muscle?

How to lose stomach muscle?

Don't exercise your.: Don't exercise your abdomen. But why would you not want abdominal muscle? ...Read more

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How do I get muscle on my stomach?

How do I get muscle on my stomach?

More muscle less fat: Even the most toned abdominal muscles will not reveal the abdomen you want if they are buried under a beer gut. Decreasing body fat is a key component of 'washboard' abs. That said, anything that strengthens your core (sit ups, crunches, leg lifts, torsion, etc) all play a role in building those muscles. ...Read more

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Why do my stomach muscles hurt so bad?

Excess stom acidity: Why do my stomach muscles hurt so bad?

Most likely cause is the excess acid release in the stomach. Acid is normally released but in some people a larger than normal amount of it starts to affect the lining of the stomach, causing severe pain in the area above the belly button.
Meds to reduce the acid amount is helpful. ...Read more

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What causes abdominal muscle discomfort?

What causes abdominal muscle discomfort?

See details: True muscle pain is related to sprains, strains tears or inflammation. However, be certain what you believe is abdominal muscle is really not coming from inside the abdomen. Have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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Can you build abdominal muscle even in water?

Can you build abdominal muscle even in water?

Yes: Swimming will build abdominal strength and improve abdominal tone. Obviously not the best place to do ab exercises like crunches. ...Read more

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Which muscle group opposes the abdominal muscles?

Which muscle group opposes the abdominal muscles?

Back muscles: Back muscles support spine from behind, abdominals support the body from the front. ...Read more

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What are some abdominal muscle flattening exercises?

What are some abdominal muscle flattening exercises?

Lose weight.: For flatter abdomen eat healthy & get physically active. Calories burned > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.) ...Read more

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Why is an abdominal muscle tear so painful? What can be done?

Why is an abdominal muscle tear so painful? What can be done?

Abdominal tear: It hurts so much because it moves each time you breathe & move. Consider initial rest, ice, & wrap. Then consider pt, laser therapy, swimming, progressive yoga & pilates as tolerated. ...Read more

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Top foods to eat for toning your stomach (and muscles in general)?

Not important: Strength training is the most important way to tone. Do core strengthening exercises. Minimize carbohydrate intake and adopt a high protein diet. ...Read more

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Will walking (2 miles in 30 minutes) make a muscle tear in abdomen worse?

Will walking (2 miles in 30 minutes) make a muscle tear in abdomen worse?

It shouldn't...: That's a leisurely pace and you shouldn't be stressing your torn abdominal muscles too severely. The only thing that might make it more difficult is walking up or down an incline. And you could always try to do one mile first... ...Read more

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The left side of my lower stomach is larger than my right. Should I be worried, or is it just muscle?

It could be: Hernia, abdominal or pelvic tumor, or, as you suggest, just muscle. In any event, show it to a doctor, so that the exact cause could be determined. ...Read more

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Ok my stomach muscles and side back muscles stay tenses 24/7 and I have wheigh loss 190 to 142 in 6 months could it all be from the muscles?

Ok my stomach muscles and side back muscles stay tenses 24/7 and I have wheigh loss 190 to 142 in 6 months could it all be from the muscles?

See a doctor: No, you cannot lose that much weight unintentionally in such a short time just because of muscle tension. You need to go see a doctor to figure out what is causing your weight loss and the other symptoms. Don't delay. ...Read more

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How can I flatten my stomach muscles?

How can I flatten my stomach muscles?

Pilates class: One of the most popular and effective ways to strengthen your abdominal "core" muscles is with pilates. You can usually find them offered at many different health/workout centers. ...Read more

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How come I have a stomach bulge in the midst of trying to build ab muscle?

How come I have a stomach bulge in the midst of trying to build ab muscle?

Improper form: When doing ab exercises you must contract (hold in) your stomach very tight. Otherwise, you are building muscle outword. Also, you have to diet and do lots of cardio to eliminate belly fat or the increased size of your abdominal muscles will push the fat outwards. Also, you have to vary the exercises you do as your body quickly adapts. Diet is also very important. Avoid carbs, protein is your friend. ...Read more

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What causes your stomach muscles to contract if you are not preagnant?

What causes your stomach muscles to contract if you are not preagnant?

Bowel: Your bowel may be tightening causing what appears to be stomach muscles contracting. I would still take a pregnancy test to make sure you’re not pregnant and also remember when you had your last period to make sure you are not currently very far along and really having contractions. Some women do not realize they are pregnant until they go into labor. ...Read more

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What's a good lower abdominal muscle work out?

Well I think: Sit ups is a good start
then your can do twisting motions to increase yoru lats. ...Read more

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Would a torn abdominal muscle qualify for short term disability?

Would a torn abdominal muscle qualify for short term disability?

Not always: This can qualify for std if the impairment is causing a discernible disability which precludes you from engaging in your ordinary work related activities. ...Read more

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What is the most appropriate form of exercise for abdominal muscle?

Abs: I don't think that there is 1 best type of exercise to work on the abdomen. Also what is your goal w your abs? To tighten your abdominal muscles consider doing crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on your back. Insure that you are engaging in regular aerobic exercise. A trainer at a gym can show you lots more. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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