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Doctor insights on: Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises For Pregnant Women By A Doctor

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32 weeks pregnant please suggest some yoga or exercises which i can do that help in normal delivery of child.

32 weeks pregnant please suggest some yoga or exercises which i can do that help in normal  delivery of child.

Discuss...: This with your ob. They will be able to guide you through your pregnancy and give you specifics on do's and don'ts. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What exercises are most recommended after having asthma as a child and left with lower breathing capacity? I'm guessing cardio is not recommended. Tnx

What exercises are most recommended after having asthma as a child and left with lower breathing capacity? I'm guessing cardio is not recommended. Tnx

Aerobic training: Under usual circumstances, a history of childhood asthma should not prevent a person from enjoying the benefits of aerobic exercise (activity that sustains heart rate at 70 percent of age predicted maximum for 30 minutes). Regular aerobic exercise, such as walking, cycling, jogging or swimming will improve cardiovascular fitness and stamina. The program should start slowly, build gradually. ...Read more

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What are the chances a lung or heart condition can be missed by a stethoscope exam? Dr says normal but I get episodes of chest tightness/short breath

What are the chances a lung or heart condition can be missed by a stethoscope exam? Dr says normal but I get episodes of chest tightness/short breath

History, not exam: 90% of diagnoses are made on the basis of historical information. The exam is very secondary. The stethoscope is an insensitive instrument but your doctor no doubt made his/her assessment based on your symptoms, risk factors, demographics, and the incidence of disease under consideration. You self-report a "generalized anxiety disorder" which is a common cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can kegel exercises reverse a bladder and bowel prolapse - mild to moderate caused by pregnancy? Will stopping breastfeeding help?

Can kegel exercises reverse a bladder and bowel prolapse - mild to moderate caused by pregnancy? Will stopping breastfeeding help?

Here are some ...: Everything happening in your pelvis is not uncommon in few women after childbirths and could not be cured but managed with procedures after balancing the equation between medical necessity and professional possibilities. Pelvic floor muscle exercise (Kegel's) wouldn't reverse but may ease the pace of worseing & breastfeeding wouldn't help pelvic floor muscle weakness. The culprit is childbirth &.. ...Read more

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Might a doctor recommend a termination if woman had a heart murmur? And what about if she's carried a healthy baby to term before?

Might a doctor recommend a termination if woman had a heart murmur? And what about if she's carried a healthy baby to term before?

CONCERN: Might you be the woman? It would surely depend a lot on the cause of that psrticular murmur. Maybe a cardiologist could be more specific about the meaning of the murmur and whether it really was a cause of concern. Dont ponder this alone - we frighten ourselves needlessly and we're often wrong when we try to guess. ...Read more

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Had a spiro test at my dive medical, FEV1/FVC 69. Needs to be >75%. Seeing a respiratory specialist. No asthma or smoking. 29yr female. Any thoughts?

Had a spiro test at my dive medical, FEV1/FVC 69. Needs to be >75%. Seeing a respiratory specialist. No asthma or smoking. 29yr female. Any thoughts?

Mgt/workup: This may indicate airflow obstruction, but it would be helpful to actually view the test results by setting up an online consultation. You can also enter your medical history during the virtual appointment. ...Read more

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What can be done for labor like pain before/during your period? 29yr old woman history of cysts - 2 live births. Otherwise healthy

What can be done for labor like pain before/during your period? 29yr old woman history of cysts - 2 live births. Otherwise healthy

Dysmennorhea: There are many options for pain before and with your period, called dysmennorhea. Sometimes starting Ibuprofen round the clock two to three days your period will help. Another option would be to try birth control pills. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to get my 21 year old son seen by a doctor who might recommend the nuss procedure for pectus excavatum?

Can you suggest how to get my 21 year old son seen by a doctor who might recommend the nuss procedure for pectus excavatum?

See plastic surgeon: Don't look for a specific procedure, but see an expert who can recommend a number of options that can best treat the exact type and severity of pectus excavatum your son has. He is an adult and he has a voice in this as well. Present options, not pressure, as this is almost always cosmetic rather than functional. See plastic surgeon at a major university or teaching hospital who has done many! ...Read more

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Help woman with protruding spine who is bedridden and has to be sitting ip in bed for breathing issues to help not get ulcers on and near spine please?

Help woman with protruding spine who is bedridden and has to be sitting ip in bed for breathing issues to help not get ulcers on and near spine please?

Severe kyphosis: This usually develops gradually. The ensuing stoop creates pressure on the lungs from the pressure from the abdominal contents pushing up on diaphragm. This happens from osteoporosis (fractures), or genetically (scheuermann's disease). Either way, if the gibbus is ulcerating, you need help. See a spine surgeon capable in deformity. Go to www.Srs.Org, and find a doctor. ...Read more

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Can doctor determine when doing pelvic if a woman has had an abortion?

Can doctor determine when doing pelvic if a woman has had an abortion?

No: Unless the abortion was quite recent, tissues in this area are terrific at healing themselves and getting back to normal function. Think about the tissue disruption that is a normal part of pregnancy and delivery and after 2 months or so, everything looks normal. ...Read more

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Can a doctor tell that u are pregnant a week from your missed period by a hand exam?

Can a doctor tell that u are pregnant a week from your missed period by a hand exam?

Unlikely: I am not aware of any physical exam findings that would allow your provider to tell whether you were pregnant or not so early in your term. ...Read more

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Will a doctor accept me to give birth if I am 7 or 8 months pregnant with medicaid? I'm out of the country and i'm seeing a doc in europe until then.

Will a doctor accept me to give birth if I am 7 or 8 months pregnant  with medicaid? I'm out of the country and i'm seeing a doc in europe until then.

Yes: It just depends on the practice. Many private groups will take you. If you aren't having luck, look for a facility with an ob/gyn residency as they tend to turn away this type of patient less. ...Read more

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I read that it takes up to a year after doing vinyasa yoga in order to see results. Are there any short term, health benefits of doing vinyasa yoga?

I read that it takes up to a year after doing vinyasa yoga in order to see results. Are there any short term, health benefits of doing vinyasa yoga?

Yes: It depends on what you mean by "results, " of course, but some people report feeling calmer, more centered, more connected, more flexible, in less pain, less distracted and so on after one session. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more