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Recovering Strength After Intense Exercise
Recovery nutrition: If you mean how you can recover more quickly while minimizing delayed onset muscle soreness, eat or drink within 15-30 min post exercise. Carbs to protein in a 4:1 ratio is best. Suggestions include fruit smoothies, pb&j, sandwich, chocolate milk or hot chocolate (great in cold weather). If you'll be eating a regular meal in that time frame, that will work too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3-4 weeks: You should begin to see improvement in the first month. Stay with it, and don't get discouraged. Good for you! congratulations! ...Read more
Yes w right rehab/PT: Some slap tears are not symptomatic or limiting-many top/successful mlb pitchers have them and compete without limitation; if symptomatic a trial of rehab/pt is warranted; if symptoms persist, surgery is indicated; after surgery with appropriate rehab/physical therapy you should regain full strength. See a sports med specialist w expertise in shoulders who can refer to a good physical therapist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Highly variable.....: Everyone recovers at their own pace - it depends on age, reason for the transplant, and other medical conditions you may have. It can take 6 weeks to 6 months. What is very important is that you go to cardiac rehabilitation after your transplant. If you haven't been referred, ask your cardiologist or primary doctor to get you in. The cardiac rehab staff will get you on the road to recovery. ...Read more
I do strength training exercise five days a week and yoga and Pilates the other two days, can I return 6 weeks after my hernia surgery?
After laminectomy for removal of spinal tumor at L3-4, will the spine still have the same strength for weight bearing and exercise as before surgery?
It will take some ti: Laminectomy does weaken the spine for some time. You will have to let the area heal over a period of 3-4 weeks. Then gradually increase your activity to strengthen your back muscles. Walking is a good way to begin this process. A Physical therapist can better guide you in muscle strengthening exercises for your back. Over a period of 6 to 12 months you will regain most of your strength. But go slo ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am extremely depressed even after daily exercise including running and strength training but still have a bloated belly due to gas or constipation?
Depression: There are many things you can do for depression. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to get 8 hours or > of sleep per night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Recommend the “Feeling Good Book" by Dr. David Burns. If you haven't been evaluated by a psychologist or a psychiatrist - encourage that. ...Read more
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