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Doctor insights on: Electronic Muscle Stimulator

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Can I use electric muscle & nerve stimulator on my own (tens)?

Can I use electric muscle & nerve stimulator on my own (tens)?

Yes: I dont understand your question. Yes you can use a tens unit for pain. It can be very helpful. ...Read more

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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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Is the electric muscle stimulator ( EMS ) bad for the muscles, skin, health problems, etc..?

Is the electric muscle stimulator ( EMS )  bad for the muscles, skin, health problems, etc..?

Electric muscle stim: First of all are you using it on your own or are you going to a physical therapy place or a physical medicine doctor for this? If you use it under the supervision of a healthcare provider, it should be okay. Too much is not good and if used on your own, it could be harmful, so please check with a doctor. ...Read more

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Can a muscle stimulator be used for electrical stimulation to the male genitals?

Can a muscle stimulator be used for electrical stimulation to the male genitals?

Not recommended: The muscles of the penis are different from the other muscles you can reach with a stimulator. They are not voluntary, skeletal muscles. They are literally governed by a different nervous system (though many people already suspected that). ...Read more

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Are electro-muscle stimulator effective for low back pain?

Are electro-muscle stimulator effective for low back pain?

Sometimes: I have had pros and cons. Some folks feel that it increases their pain. Muscle stimulators are really nerve/muscle stimulators and have a multitude of chemical effects upon the nerve and the muscle which can promote healing and improve pain. You really are not going to 'hurt" anything by giving it a try. ...Read more

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When i try to engage my l quad muscle, wont engage. Been problem for a while. R weakly engages. Hamstrings do engage though. Why is this?

When i try to engage my l quad muscle, wont engage. Been problem for a while. R weakly engages. Hamstrings do engage though.  Why is this?

Engage ?: Do you mean contract the quads ? This is an unusual complaint... If your quads is not contracting normally because of a recent injury or no injury see your physician for evaluation . If it is not" engaging" because you haven't worked your quads in a while start doing some straight leg raises, ex. Bike or leg press to get it' going'. Good luck! ...Read more

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Healthy 44yo male with 3day r-l chest pains, made worse with exertion, deep breaths, physical touch and no other symptoms. Muscle related ?

Healthy 44yo male with 3day r-l chest  pains, made worse with exertion, deep breaths, physical touch and no other symptoms. Muscle related ?

Need evaluation : assess risk factors - high blood pressure, high cholesterol, family history, smoking, diabetes, obesity. If symptoms are persistent and risk factors Present, go get cardiac evaluation. See my book DrCynthia.com/freebook ...Read more

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How do I gain muscle?

How do I gain muscle?

Doing exercise: The best way to get muscles are doing every day exercises, eating plenty of protein with creatine and supplement of anabolic steroids and DHEA, ...Read more

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Why do we lose muscle?

Why do we lose muscle?

Inactivity: Muscles requiring constant activity to work fully and extra activity to enlarge and strengthen. They get continuous activity working against gravity and astronauts lose muscle due to the weightlessness of orbital function. There is continuous loss with aging, some of which can be slowed down by exercise. ...Read more

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How to gain big muscles?

How to gain big muscles?

Lift weights: Go to a reputable gym. Get a personal trainer or take a weight lifting class at a local community college - exercise daily and lift weights - eat healthy foods, avoid fast food, stay hydrated. ...Read more

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How to gain muscle fast?

Muscle: Want it Bad!: Hi i come down on the side of letting nature alone. This means I am not one to encourage body building hormones or illegal supplements to achieve unnatural muscle mass. But, that said, given your age you can naturally do a lot to get strong and to stay that way. High protein, low carbs, lots of good hydration and muscle training and lifting guided by a good trainer are key. ...Read more

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How to gain more muscle ?

The basics: You will likely have to eat a little bit more than you are now, and most of the extra calories should be from protein. In addition to that, you will need to start some sort of resistance training. Pick something that you enjoy. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How can one build muscle?

Increase muscle work: You can build muscle by lifting heavy objects or weights. Try to do at least 8-10 reps odf the repetive lifting. This muscle work will cause microtears that will build muscle. Supplement your muscle work with essential Amino Acids to build strong muscle. ...Read more

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How to grow up the muscles?

How to grow up the muscles?

Training/ exercise: It is not healthy to use enhancers or androgens (testosterone and alike) to develop muscle definition or enlargement. You may consult with an sport orthopedic specialist for details. There are many otc or "natural" remedies with an androgenic effect. In the long run users of Anabolic steroids or alike will suffer the consequences later in life. Try exercise and training and adequate nutrition. ...Read more

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What can I do to build muscle?

Resistance: Muscle will naturally bulk if you work it daily to its maximum capacity (3x/week, three sets of ten reps of your maximum). Some men build muscle much more readily than others, but whatever's natural foryou will look great. Losing bodyfat dieting and doing cardio will show off the muscles you have ("ripped"); most women prefer a lean man with good but not enormous muscles. ...Read more

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How to strengthen core muscles?

How to strengthen core muscles?

Planks: Planks are best, followed by Yoga and traditional situps/crunches. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Which weighs more fat or muscle?

Which weighs more fat or muscle?

Muscle is more dense: Muscle is more dense than fat. One pound of muscle occupies less space(less volume) than one pound of fat. This explains why it’s possible to get visibly slimmer without a significant drop in weight if you are doing strength training as well as dieting: If you loose a pound of fat by dieting, but gain a pound of muscle by lifting weights, the scale won't move but your waist line will. ...Read more

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How do you build muscle quickly?

How do you build muscle quickly?

Can't: takes time. weight training and increasing protein intake are the only ways to do it. slow process. ...Read more