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Can thyroid issues be caused by a sedentary lifestyle?

Can thyroid issues be caused by a sedentary lifestyle?

No: Thyroid disease is usually autoimmune disease. Sedentary life style causes decinditioning, weakness and weight gain but not thyroid disease. ...Read more

Getting No Exercise (Definition)

Disuse atrophy occurs from a lack of physical exercise. In most people, muscle atrophy is caused by not using the muscles enough. People with sedentary jobs, medical conditions that limit their movement, or decreased activity levels can lose muscle tone and develop atrophy. This type of atrophy can be reversed with ...Read more


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Want to know what complications a sedentary lifestyle can cause during labor and delivery and the baby. I'm healthy but not phys active @ 36 weeks. ?

Want to know what complications a sedentary lifestyle can cause during labor and delivery and the baby. I'm healthy but not phys active @ 36 weeks. ?

Small risk: A sedentary lifestyle may result in more weight gain during your pregnancy. Also, your blood clotting factors are elevated in pregnancy, so you are at risk for a blood clot. These are very small risks, however, and I would not worry to much about it. ...Read more

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I occasionally get palpitations and mild tachycardia (max 108) upon standing. No explanation after testing. Could sedentary lifestyle cause this?

I occasionally get palpitations and mild tachycardia (max 108) upon standing. No explanation after testing. Could sedentary lifestyle cause this?

Probably normal: however there is a disease of the autonomic nervous system called positional orthostatic tachycardia (POTs) which could play a role. In addition the medications you are taking could cause this as well. Ask your physician to evaluate your autonomic system if this becomes a clinical problem for you. In the meantime hydration is key to management. ...Read more

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My ECG and blood work are normal but my resting heart can get as low as 41 when sitting. Can a prolonged sedentary lifestyle cause bradycardia?

My ECG and blood work are normal but my resting heart can get as low as 41 when sitting. Can a prolonged sedentary lifestyle cause bradycardia?

Dysautonomia - MVP : Possibly due to low resting energy requirements. You may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon.Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. ...Read more

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How can I cease living a sedentary lifestyle?

How can I cease living a sedentary lifestyle?

Work at it.: Do you exercise at all? If given the choice, do you take the stairs or an elevator/escalator? Do you park close to a building or far away? Do you own a push or riding lawn mower? Or do you have a landscaping service and watch them cut your lawn from the window? Always look for simple ways to increase your activity every day. ...Read more

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What is the best way to transition from a sedentary lifestyle to an active lifestyle?

What is the best way to transition from a sedentary lifestyle to an active lifestyle?

Start by getting a : Medical approval from your physician. If you are deconditioned - work it up in baby steps. Good luck ! ...Read more

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What is worse: a sedentary lifestyle or smoking?

What is worse: a sedentary lifestyle or smoking?

Controversial ? but: most authorities would say that, pound for pound (pun intended) it is smoking. However, far more people as a percentage of population are both sedentary and overweight, so its overall burden may be greater, but smokers suffer more cancer, heart disease, emphysema and other disorders than do non-smokers. The worst combination is both - people who smoke, are overweight and are sedentary. ...Read more

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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more