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Exercises For Holding Your Breath Under Water
Does holding your breath while lifting weights cause brain damage? Holding breath for over 30 seconds.
Unlikely: venous congestion and some swelling can occur. Breathing is a good thing! ...Read more
I can hold my breath up to 2 minutes which is above average. Does practicing holding your breath cause any systemic harm or benefit?
Lower body exercises: Getting out of a chair and standing alone require various muscle groups in the lower body. These are primarily the quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteus muscles. Exercises like squats, lunges and leg curls will improve these activities. ...Read more
What are the health benefits of regularly walking in the morning for 40 minutes and doing push ups for 20 minutes ?
Passing out: And hitting your head, causing a head bleed, dying. Or nothing at all. Make sure you practice in your bed. ...Read more
I have the constant need to try and achieve a deep breath. Every 20-30 seconds I attempt to take a deep breath. This worsens with exercise. Thoughts?
Need some testing: Obviously you've had some testing done to this point and I'm sure someone has already thought of the usual suspects such as asthma, allergies, and pulmonary diseases (others) though you're very young for that even if you've been smoking for awhile.....Have you pulmonary function testing done yet? I think if that's normal then, you're in good shape. ...Read more
Started doing deep breathing exercises to try help ease anxiety and stress. Chest (or lungs) hurt for a little while after. Is this normal?
When i lift weights and squeeze and focus i get shortness of breath after my set. Takes a while to catch my breath. I'm in shape. Possible causes ?
Sevral possibilities: Try using a rescue inhaler after your workout (albuterol) to see if that helps. If not, testing for anemia and arrhythmia (holter monitoring) are indicated. You list echo and stress echo - i presume they're normal? Pulmonary function testing might reveal the problem. Have you had a chest x-ray? ...Read more
I'm trying to get back into cardio after walking pneumonia and after 15 minutes feel like i'm breathing through a straw. Is there breathing exercises?
Take it slow: Your infection took a toll on you. You start exercising with a regimen of progressive rigor. Start slowly, by walking and when you feel you are stronger, go faster, and increase activity and endurance or weights as your body allows. Don't go up too fast. You'll get there in time. ...Read more
What is the best way to lose weight around your stomach area i'm doing sqauts and lunges and walking daily drinking water daily and eating right?
Not just about food: Body sculpting sounds promising (& there are gimmicks & diets that promise you their products can do this), but the only way to effectively spot-reduce unwanted tissue is to surgically remove it. The "pear" body type preferentially stores fat around the hips; "apples" store it around their waist. Lose 1 pound of fat for every 3500 calories you drop or exercise off, but you can't pick where--sorry. ...Read more
When I use a waterpik daily should the water be cold for vasoconstriction or warm so the water moves quickly beneath the gums to reach deeper?
Several things: Have the patient lie down, give the patient oxygen. It partly depends on why the patient is short of breath. If it truly is worse sitting, better lying down, that is called platypnea, the reverse of orthopnea. It can be caused by left atrial tumor or clot, pulmonary av fistula, or hepatorenal syndrome. The opposite (less sob on sitting up) is much more common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
While removing nasogastric tube from the client, what should the client do? Either take a deep breath and hold or take a deep breath and exhale slowly
Exhale: I'm guessing you're a nurses aide or something like that since you referred to the patient as a client. Have the take a deep breath and blow out slowly as you are removing it. ...Read more
Can having slight weak tired feelin in left arm twice for 5 min or so, with full ability to squeeze, pull and hold straight in air, be TIA symptom?
Depends: Depends on what kind of sling you have. (some have been recalled) and how big your baby is. I would only use a carrier that is appropriate for your child´s age and weight. Baby wearing is great, and there are carriers designed for different uses. Never use a sling or carrier that make it difficult for your baby to breathe, make sure his chin is never against his chest. ...Read more
If stable.: Improvising gym equipment is great. Just make sure the bags don't wobble and shift while on the bar. People did all sorts of creative things to lift weights and train before gym equipment was invented. See the history of "muscular Christianity" popular at the turn of the last century. The theory was a sound mind in a sound body, the body being a temple, that required as much care as the spirit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can practicing regularly to fill air in balloons by mouth strenghten the lungs over a period of time?
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