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Doctor insights on: Getting In Shape After A Colectomy

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How do I get started getting in shape after a year of sedentary work?

How do I get started getting in shape after a year of sedentary work?

Start with light : Activity. How old are you? Do you have any health issues? You may wish to consult your doctor before begining exercise program. Starting with going walking for about 30 minutes a day. Walking is generally safe and you may increase the time and intensity as tolerated. ...Read more

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After getting in shape, how do I tackle and get rid of cellulite?

After getting in shape, how do I tackle and get rid of cellulite?

Cellulaze: Smartlipo is not a treatment for cellulite. The only fda approved permanent treatment for cellulite is called cellulaze. It is a minimally invasive procedure. Few providers offer this amazing technology. For a list of providers in your area follow this link: http://www.Cynosure.Com/patients/practitioner-locator-results.Php make sure you click on cellulaze. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of extreme belly fat after having a hysterectomy and laproscop. sigmoid colectomy? I have changed all my eating habits and exercise

How do you get rid of extreme belly fat after having a hysterectomy and laproscop. sigmoid colectomy? I have changed all my eating habits and exercise

No special way: it is difficult or impossible to target the removal of a certain area of body fat other than by surgical means. It is best to apply an overall weight loss strategy and work to strengthen your abdominal muscles through exercise. ...Read more

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What to substitute with my food cravings while i'm getting in shape?

What to substitute with my food cravings while i'm getting in shape?

Comp Carbs/prot/H2O: Typically people feel overall more alive and energetic when eliminating processed foods and simple carbohydrates. Focusing on how good you feel, coupled with being sure that you are receiving enough protein and complex carbs (steel cut oats, vegetables) and water will reduce the cravings for candy/cake/cookies/ice cream/chips/soda, etc. Within 2-3 weeks. Still ups/downs though. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i want to start exercising and getting in shape but I have no idea what to do at the gym?

What do you suggest if i want to start exercising and getting in shape but I have no idea what to do at the gym?

Depends on goals: It depends on your goals, any history of musculoskeletal conditions, or if there are particular body regions you would like to focus on. Generally, can start with elliptical and bicycling, which are light on the joints. Swimming as well. Then treadmill if tolerated or various gym machines with low resistance at first. They usually have pictures that show which muscle areas are worked on. ...Read more

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Is it ever recommended to get a colectomy for constipation?

Is it ever recommended to get a colectomy for constipation?

Yes, for Certain dx: Constipation, common problem that is managed by medicines and diet the vast majority of the time. For certain conditions (colonic inertia, megacolon- where patients aren't going to the bathroom for >5days) surgery is an option. Often entails removal of the colon and sewing the small bowel to the rectum. Done laparoscopically. Tremendous improvemnt in quaility of life when properly selected. ...Read more

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Do stretch marks go away if you start getting in shape?

Do stretch marks go away if you start getting in shape?

Stretch marks: Regrettably NO! but there are surgeons that could remove them from you. The downside is the expense. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i want to start exercising and getting in shape but I have no idea what to do at the gym?

What do you suggest if i want to start exercising and getting in shape but I have no idea what to do at the gym?

Trainer: Go to a gym that has trainers to help you utilize their equipment in the best way for you. Many gyms offer free training initially, at least. They want you to be happy and successful so you keep coming back. There are also some great books and online resources out there. Concentrate on ones that do not recommend particular supplements or costly diet programs. ...Read more