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Female Mixed Wrestling
Not too likely: Most common "diseases" I have seen relate to skin infections. "Cauliflower ear" is really not a disease, more of an injury. Because abrasions, cuts sometimes occur, things like staph infections are possible, and ringworm which is due to a fungus not a worm. Rarely "herpes gladiatorum" - I've read about it but haven't seen it. Take a shower right after a workout and rinse well with soap/H20. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The most common diseases acquired by wrestling are fungus, molluscum contagiosum, herpes, and impetigo. Most tournaments require a pre-event screening. If you suspect a disease is present, contact your health provider quickly and advise them of the situation for a more rapid response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have wrestling on Monday and I have a inch long 1/2 inch wide and and 1/8 deep cut .. How should I dress it so I can wrestle?
What's Trainer Say?: Where's the cut located? Above the eye/forehead? When did you get it? What did the trainer say? You putting anything on it? The best way to do this is to show me the injury. Can you hook up with me by webcam? Are you wrestling a college match or HS? I assistant coach wrestling at John Carroll University. Hook up with me if you want at www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
My niece has lost over 50pounds wrestling.She is in now 165.Would it be healthy to go down to 148 if she struggles each week to make weight?
What is goal: What is her goal? Making weight" can lead to disordered eating or dehydration as losing water helps one "make weight". She should continue a healthy diet and wrestle in the appropriate wright category. As she loses weight in a slow and healthy fashion she will go down to 148...But t should not be a struggle each week. ...Read more
I am a male. I am on the wrestling team and i wrestle the 132 pound weight class, but i want to go down to 126. What is an effective diet? Im 5'8
Stop 2 Foods/Drinks: You can lose 7 in two weeks if you stop 2 of the bad foods/drinks you might be eating, here is the list: 1. Any drink with sugar 2. Fast foods 3. Fried foods 4. Skipping meals 5. Bad breakfasts 6 bad snacks 7. Large portions these are in order, so just pick the top 2 that apply to u and make better choices, & keep up the exercising. ...Read more
Making weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more
No: American academy of orthopaedic surgeons & american academy of pediatrics have concluded that there is no good evidence that prophylactic (protective) knee braces prevent injuries. Wearing a brace may feel like there is knee protection in place, but it won't protect the mcl from a direct lateral impact. Its better to work on strength training, conditioning, technique refinement and flexibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be mindful: Your best bet is to wrestle at a weight which is healthy for you to obtain through a healthy diet and exercise. Many wrestlers and boxer will utilize laxatives, diuretics or just the old school measures like vinyl exercise suits to optimize fluid losses/etc but this is a poor weigh to weight control. It will leave you at risk for weakness of other complications of abnormal fluid/electrolyte loss ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does weight cutting mess up metabolism permanently? In wrestling i would sometimes lose 2-3 pounds in a day then gain it afterwords.
You'll be okay: It's unhealthy, but it won't ruin your health permanently as someone may have told you. I hope your days of doing this in the sport are over. Being a teen trying to learn toward a career is rough enough without having to do this -- yet sports build wonderful memories and self-discipline. Cherish your experience of this rich area of life. ...Read more