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Doctor insights on: Exercises For Preventing Dowagers Hump

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Is dowager's hump functional in preventing someone from falling back?

Is dowager's hump functional in preventing someone from falling back?

No: Dowager's hump causes the upper thoraic spine to develop a fat pad due to changes in posture. Falling is a neurologic problem. I don't think it is natures way of padding a fall. It would be difficult to fall on the upper back without injuring other areas. Interesting thought though...Perhaps you know more about this. ...Read more

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How can you prevent dowagers hump?

How can you prevent dowagers hump?

See an orthopedist: If spinal xrays show early signs of kyphosis then one might benefit from using a posture corrector. It is also wise to rule out evidence of osteoporosis, vertebral fractures, or arthritic diseases. ...Read more

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How to reduce the dowager hump?

Strength: Strengthening muscles can be helpful and postural supports. Unfortunately bone is stronger than muscle and this cannot be reversed but you can use your muscles to try to avoid. ...Read more

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What dowager was the hump on neck named after? Why?

What dowager was the hump on neck named after? Why?

Dowager's Hump: A dowager is a older woman who is dignified. Older women often had a kyphotic spinal hump, thus came the term dowager’s hump. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dowager hump?

What is the definition or description of: dowager hump?

See below: An abnormal outward curvature of the thoracic vertebrae of the upper back. Compression of the front portion of the involved vertebrae due to osteoporosis leads to forward bending of the spine (kyphosis) and creates a hump at the upper back. Like most osteoporotic changes, it is often preventable. ...Read more

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I'm turning 23years old& a week ago noticed a hump at top of spine cord. From google it seems to be a developing dowager's hump!!! Is it possible-help?

Posture: Is it a lump or a hump? If the latter correct your posture. Pelvis thrust forwards, spine straight, head forwards, shoulders straight down. ...Read more

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Can exercise prevent all atony?

Can exercise prevent all atony?

Yes: It even helps those with a permanent problem such as nerve deficits. It may require a session or two with an exercise or physical therapist. ...Read more

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How can I use an exercise app to prevent cravings?

How can I use an exercise app to prevent cravings?

Not sure: Your question is not very clear. Craving for what? Food exercise, etc? Usually cravings are caused by repeated use of a substance, i.E caffeine, chocolate, etc; your body gets used to this; the best thing is to wean yourself off. You can go cold turkey or slow wean. Drink water because most things are dehydrating, chart to see triggers: menstrual cycle, moods, weather etc to prepare yourself. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises can I do to prevent pain when jogging?

How to know what exercises can I do to prevent pain when jogging?

Where is the pain?: I recommend seeing a physical therapist or your family doctor and ask for referral to physical therapy. They can most often help you. ...Read more

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What are general tips for preventing injury during physical exercise?

What are general tips for preventing injury during physical exercise?

Several things: 1) try to incorporate variety, in both the exercises you do and intensity of your workouts 2) in general, if something hurts, avoid it - at least in the short term 3) don't be rigid in your workouts, regardless of what you have plan for a day's routine, be flexible about changing things up if something hurts or you are just not feeling well ...Read more

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May I do the exercises and stretches that i've been doing to prevent a new attack?

May I do the exercises and stretches that i've been doing to prevent a new attack?

Question?: May I do the exercises and stretches that i've been doing to prevent a new attack?--------need to be specific? New attack of what? Please re-ask your question and be more specific so we can give you the best answer. So sorry! ...Read more

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What are best exercises for preventing osteopenia?

What are best exercises for preventing osteopenia?

Muscle building: Exercises that cause muscle tendons to pull on bones stimulates more calcium to be deposited in that bone. So working muscles against weights or other resistance does more for the bone than aerobic exercises. So lifting weights or doing exercises like pushups that use your own weight against gravity promote bone strength. ...Read more

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How do you prevent injuries from frequent exercise?

How do you prevent injuries from frequent exercise?

Variety: Avoid doing the same exercises over and over again. Try to incorporate a variety of exercises and varying intensity levels. Also, listen to your body, if something is hurting you avoid it for a short period of time. ...Read more

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How does physical exercise tie into disease prevention?

How does physical exercise tie into disease prevention?

Cholesterol: Physical exercise raises your good cholesterol (HDL) which helps remove cholesterol from your arteries and helps to prevent against heart attack, stroke. ...Read more

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What type of exercise is best for preventing osteoporosis?

What type of exercise is best for preventing osteoporosis?

Weight bearing: According to the national osteoporosis foundation, the best exercises for building bone density are: weight bearing exercises such as walking/jogging/stair climbing, or muscle-strengthening exercise such as weight lifting. Nonimpact activities such as posture/balance exercise may also benefit people with osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What kinds of exercises can I do to prevent further injury to my mcl?

What kinds of exercises can I do to prevent further injury to my mcl?

Squats and lunges: After the mcl has healed enough, closed chain exercises like squats and lunges will help the muscles around the knee to strengthen. The stronger the leg, the less likely to reinjure the ligament. ...Read more

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Diarria after high level exercise, is this bad? What caused this? How can I prevent this

Diarria after high level exercise, is this bad? What caused this? How can I prevent this

Unrelated: The diarrhea is unlikely to be due to exercise. It is more likely due to something you ate or drank. You need to watch your diet and fluid intake. If it recurs, it would be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the diseases and other health conditions that exercise prevents?

Can you please describe the diseases and other health conditions that exercise prevents?

Long list: High blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, vascular disease, alzheimer's, memory loss, impotence, arthritis, certain cancers(lung, multiple myeloma, colon & breast), depression, stress, anxiety, mood disorders, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, obesity, sarcopenia, and premature death. ...Read more

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Are there any routines or exercises i can do to help prevent this pain in my lower back?

Are there any routines or exercises i can do to help prevent this pain in my lower back?

Sure.: As long as any real problems have been ruled out i'm sure that you can find multiple websites with access to core strengthening exercises. If not, you would be well served to visit a local physical therapist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are exercises i can do to prevent further curvature of the spine?

Can you tell me if there are exercises i can do to prevent further curvature of the spine?

Nope: Nothing. See, once you're done growing, scoliosis does not progress to a significant degree. And, along with the lack of growth potential, comes the lack of remodeling or correction. Regardless, scoliosis is not typically painful (no more so than straight spines). Unless curves exceed the 50-70° range in thoracic or 30-50° range in lumbar. Then, pt, nsaid's and surgery are only options. ...Read more