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Please describe a good exercise routine and healthy diet?

Please describe a good exercise routine and healthy diet?

Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Please describe a good exercise and diet program?

Please describe a good exercise and diet program?

Discuss: You have a couple of options of professionals to consult. A dietician/nutritionist or personal trainers are able to provide this information. Hope this helps best of luck! ...Read more

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What's a healthy diet and exercise plan?

What's a healthy diet and exercise plan?

Heart : Eat a mediterranean diet, get plenty of exercise, do not smoke and take care of any risk factors you may have like diabetes, hypertension or gout. Thirty minutes minimum of aerobic exercise a day and three times a week light weight work. ...Read more

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I'm gaining weight despite adopting a diet plan and exercise.

I'm gaining weight despite adopting a diet plan and exercise.

Track calories & exe: Track calories & exercise. Decrease total calories you consume and increase exercise to lose weight. Good app for tracking diet and exercise is "my fitness pal". ...Read more

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What's a good diet and exercise plan?

What's a good diet and exercise plan?

Make it routine: Plans are only good if you can incorporate them into your routine. There are plenty out there but make sure it's sensible & you can do it. With consistency & time you will get results. ...Read more

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Is a high fiber diet and exercise good for losing weight?

Is a high fiber diet and exercise good for losing weight?

Yes: To lose weight you need to achieve negative caloric balance, i.E, burn more calories that you take in. High fiber diet and exercise should help. ...Read more

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Is the mediterranean diet or paleo diet better for losing weight?

Is the mediterranean diet or paleo diet better for losing weight?

Paleo Diet: Paleo diet is especially helpful for autoimmune disease and gastrointestinal disorders. Here's a quick start guide... http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-quick-start-guide-paleo-diet.html. ...Read more

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Does exercise or good diet keep adhesions from forming after surgery?

Does exercise or good diet keep adhesions from forming after surgery?

No: Adhesions are basically scar tissue which forms in response to irritation or inflammation of the intestine. They can be minimized by having laparoscopic surgery rather than open abdominal surgery. Diet and exercise will have no effect on this. ...Read more

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How do you increase good cholesterol through diet and lifestyle?

How do you increase good cholesterol through diet and lifestyle?

Exercise, diet: A combination of aerobic (running, swimming, etc), non-aerobic (weight lifting) exercise raises HDL and increases muscle utilization of sugars. Diets low in high glycemic carbs and saturated fats with higher amounts of fiber, low glycemic carbs, and poly and mono unsaturated fatty acids are best. Fresh fruits and vegetables (not canned), chicken and fish, and grass (not grain) fed red meats good. ...Read more

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Can a low carb diet help lose Wright?

Can a low carb diet help lose Wright?

Yes but: Rest of diet, protein and fat must be balanced properly. Also types of carbs used very important too. Best to consult a dietician. ...Read more

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I'm a female 19 5'5 and weigh 110lbs. To maintain weight with no/little excercise what diet works. Moderate diet, zone diet, low fat/carb diet ? Help!

I'm a female 19 5'5 and weigh 110lbs. To maintain weight with no/little excercise what diet works. Moderate diet, zone diet, low fat/carb diet ? Help!

Diet: Diet is a key in weight control but when you are so close to ideal body weight you need some exercise to maintain metabolic rate and muscle mass. Otherwise your body will simply slow metabolic rate and you will not feel or perform well and may not lose weight. More lean muscle burns more calories and makes it easier to keep weight off. If you don't build muscle you may add fat when gaining. ...Read more

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Does mediterranean food make a good diet for weight loss?

Does mediterranean food make a good diet for weight loss?

May be: It depends on how much you eat. To lose weight you need to achieve negative caloric balance, i.e., burn more calories than you take in. Reduce your intake, and exercise more(easier said than done). ...Read more

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What diet changes to increase "good cholesterol"?

What diet changes to increase "good cholesterol"?

Increasing HDL: Hdl is your happy cholesterol that protects you from heart disease. It is very hard to increase but Niacin or Niaspan (niacin) can help, exercise, losing weight, fish oil and some statins can help. Focus on improving all of your numbers so even if you get this up a little but your LDL comes down alot, the risk ratio improves. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a program of sensible eating and exercise habits that keep weight at a healthy level?

Docs, what's a program of sensible eating and exercise habits that keep weight at a healthy level?

In reality: Focus on a diet rich in colorful veggies and fruits. If you are interested in a "commercial" diet, people fairly well on Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers. Exercise wise, remember, squeeze it in whenever you can and whatever gets your heart rate up ... try to get in at least 150 mins/week. ...Read more

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Can i reverse atherosclerotic plac changes with diet and exercise dr?

Can i reverse atherosclerotic plac changes with diet and exercise dr?

Atherosclerosis: With diet, exercise and treatment, we slow or stop progression of atherosclerosis if goals are reached. In a few folks we may reverse the process but this can't be promised. ...Read more

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Which diet is best for wieght loss low carb diet vs balanced diet vs low fat diet plz tell thanx ?

Which diet is best for wieght loss low carb diet vs balanced diet vs low fat diet plz tell thanx ?

Low fat is: not a good diet. You will always be hungry. Eat good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil--good for brain, joints, etc. Lower carb works well for lots of folks but see doc to be sure it's ok for you. Remember to eat protein or you will get tired. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does an all organic vegetarian diet help fibro?

Does an all organic vegetarian diet help fibro?

Probably yes: By fibro do you mean fibromyalgia? To my knowledge, research has not been done to definitively answer this question, but i recommend an all organic diet to everyone & vegetarian diets have many proven benefits. I do advise an anti-inflammatory diet, which is primarily vegetarian but can include wild salmon/sardines/other healthy fish: http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02012/anti-inflammatory-diet. ...Read more

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Persistent foul smelling stool. I eat balanced diet + lots of vegs&fruits, exercise regularly. Take min&vit&omega supps. Poor digestion? Next step?

Persistent foul smelling stool. I eat balanced diet + lots of vegs&fruits, exercise regularly. Take min&vit&omega supps. Poor digestion? Next step?

Possible Allergy: You may not be able to digest certain foods. Try keeping a food diary and see if a pattern or certain food causes problems, if so , avoid. Also you may need to try digestive enzymes like beano for vegetables and lactaid for dairy products. Also make sure you are eating plenty of probiotic foods to aid in digestion as well. ...Read more

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Does exercise or good diet keep adhesions from forming after surgery?

No: Adhesions are basically scar tissue which forms in response to irritation or inflammation of the intestine. They can be minimized by having laparoscopic surgery rather than open abdominal surgery. Diet and exercise will have no effect on this. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for painful abdo adhesions? My diet is mostly liquid. Massage/acupuncture?

What is the best treatment for painful abdo adhesions? My diet is mostly liquid. Massage/acupuncture?

Whatever works: 42 yo female w. IBS-like sx's post-appy & laparoscopy. Med literature reports adhesions routine after abdominal-pelvic surgery. Iatrogenic? Absent obstruction avoid explorations. Codeine contraindicated. Relax peristalsis via Bentyl, (dicyclomine) biofeedback, mindfulness therapies, massage, swimming, ingested Cannabis sativa (cold prep. under 180 degrees to avoid "high"; tea, tincture, butter), & Acupuncture. ...Read more

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1.5yrs after 36hr ulcer perforation, peritonitis &severe ab adhesions, I have gastroperesis due to the adhes. Beside liquid diet, what r my options?

1.5yrs after 36hr ulcer perforation, peritonitis &severe ab adhesions, I have gastroperesis due to the adhes. Beside liquid diet, what r my options?

Surgical Evaluation: I would confirm a diagnosis of gastroparesis first with a nuclear medicine gastric emptying study. If various medical remedies have failed, i.e. Reglan, (metoclopramide) you may be a candidate for a surgical procedure such as pyloroplasty, depending on the surgical procedures you had previously. ...Read more

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Are there any good books on abdominal adhesions?

Are there any good books on abdominal adhesions?

Surgery text: Schwartz sabiston may have as much as anywhere. Abdominal are fibrous bands -tissue that occur after surgery or inflammation and can attach to bowel and organs. Not a problem unless bowel gets twisted and obstructed / or one needs another abdominal operation. ...Read more

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Is there more than one good way to treat abdominal adhesions?

Is there more than one good way to treat abdominal adhesions?

Yes: Yesplease see your primary provider if this condition doesn't improve. ...Read more

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What is an adhesion?

What is an adhesion?

Scar tissue: Adhesions are caused by inflammation which can occur after the "trauma" of surgery or an acute illness (appendicitis, pelvic inflammatory dz., etc). They can look like spider webs, rope, or can "glue" organs together. This compartmentalizes the abdomen, leading to the risk of bowel getting twisted on itself causing acute obstructions. They may also entrap an organ such as the ovary, causing pain. ...Read more

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Whats a "dural sleeve adhesion"?

Whats a "dural sleeve adhesion"?

Anatomy discreption: In spinal cord relation of nerve roots, surrounding dura in relation to spine, has sleeve like appearance, adhesions in this area are technically difficult to separate during surgery of spine. ...Read more

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Adhesions==what are they and where?

Adhesions==what are they and where?

Same as Scarring: Adhesion, like adhesive means to stick together. Internal organs in the peritoneal cavity or in joints and other anatomical locations can stick together. This is usually via fibrous tissue the body uses to repair itself after injury. The injury is surgery. In surgery, we must cut through various tissues and the body reacts with adhesion formation, just as your skin heals together with a cut. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an adhesion?

What sort of problem is an adhesion?

Scar tissue: An adhesion usually describes scar tissue surrounding the organs. Often caused by infection, trauma or surgery. If an adhesion pinches off the bowel it can cause obstruction and bowel death. Adhesions make surgery very difficult because they are tough and prevent structures from being moved. They generally look like thick cobwebs. ...Read more

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Will I become disabled from adhesions?

Will I become disabled from adhesions?

No: Adhesions are scar tissue that result from surgery or other inflammatory processes. They can cause symptoms such as pain or even obstruction, but they can be treated surgically. The may never cause symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does it take adhesions to form?

How long does it take adhesions to form?

Almost immediately. : They start forming almost immediately. They are at their worst 2-4 weeks out from surgery then usually start disappearing after that. They may go completely away or they may stay forever. Every patient is different. ...Read more

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Which organs can be affected by adhesions?

Which organs can be affected by adhesions?

Mostly intestines: Usually the intestines are most affected by adhesions, but in theory, other organs could be as well. When intestines are affected, adhesions can cause a blockage that may require stomach decompression with a tube through the nose and sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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Why do some people get adhesions and some don't?

Why do some people get adhesions and some don't?

Unknown, but...: Genetics plays some role. Any surgical procedure of the pelvis or abdomen can cause adhesions; more so if inflammatory/infected surgical field, e.g. Pus, stool, blood. Less likely with careful handling of tissue, and elective rather than emergency procedures. Most everyone gets adhesions; a minority get aftereffects (pain, bowel obstruction) even decades later. ...Read more

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If I have adhesions once, will they ever go away?

Unlikely: I am thinking abdominal some will harden-fibrosis scar tissue some few may dwindle and become filmy most stay and do not cause trouble again if there is new inflammation or new surgery then new adhesions may form. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Adhesions?

What is the definition or description of: Adhesions?

Scar tissue: Adhesions are scar tissue which can form after any abdominal surgery. The severity depends on whether infection/inflammation was present at the time of surgery. Adhesions are like bands or spider webs that form around the abdominal organs/intestines. Sometimes adhesions are light and cause no problems, sometimes tremendous problems, like crazy glue in the abdomen. Can cause pain or blockage. ...Read more

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"adhesions" or what others factors can contribute that my organs are (twisted, retroverted)?

"adhesions" or what others factors can contribute that my organs are (twisted, retroverted)?

Congenital: Congenital malrotation, situs inversus are conditions that affect location of one's organs. ...Read more

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Will adhesions always continue to grow, or they do they stay the same after a certain amount of time?

Will adhesions always continue to grow, or they do they stay the same after a certain amount of time?

Probably not: Adhesions may go away on their own or may become a firm scar and case obstruction. They can't be seen on any specific test, but the results can be seen on x-ray if there is an obstruction. If operation is needed, there are products available like sepra film and interceed which may help prevent them from coming back. ...Read more

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Why do some patients develop adhesions?

Adhesions: Are scar tissue that forms between organs or structures in the abdomen in everyone that has had an intra-abdominal surgery. Adhesions are normal after surgery, and may be less in laparoscopic surgery. Having adhesions is not a problem, unless rarely cause bowel obstruction. More operations = more adhesions. Each operation increases adhesion formation, as does bleeding & infection. ...Read more

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What is pleurodiaphragmatic adhesion left means?

Scar Tissue: Adhesions are scar tissue. They can form after many different types of irritation. Commonly seen after surgery. I assume left is referring to your left side. Pleurodiaphragmatic explains the tissues involved. Pleuro or pleura is the lining of the lung or chest cavity. Diaphragmatic is the diaphragm. So you have scar tissue in your left chest between your diaphragm & your lung or chest wall. ...Read more

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What should someone do if they had a pleurodiaphragmatic adhesion?

What should someone do if they had a pleurodiaphragmatic adhesion?

Usually nothing: Rarely it could cause complications such as infection if it is loculated off. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Aranson
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Adhesions (Definition)

Adhesions are scar tissue which can form after any abdominal surgery. The severity depends on whether infection/inflammation was present at the time of surgery. Adhesions are like bands or spider webs that form around the abdominal organs/intestines. Sometimes adhesions are light and cause no problems, sometimes tremendous problems, like crazy glue in the abdomen. Can ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more