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How can the arch of your foot affect the kind of heel you want to wear?

How can  the arch of your foot affect the kind of heel you want to wear?

I am not sure: That it does. Keep to two inches or lower. Anything higher is not really healthy from a biomechanical standpoint. ...Read more

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How long can the athlete's foot fungus live outside of the body?

How long can the athlete's foot fungus live outside of the body?

Forever: Fungus is in the environment and survives indefinitely. However, if you are concerned about your shoes or shower, as long as you take precaution and use anti-fungal creams and spray you can prevent re/infection. Remember fungus like dark, moist areas. ...Read more

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Can gout affect the arch of the foot?

Can gout affect the arch of the foot?

Possibly: Gout can actually attack different joints in the foot and in the body. The most common is the joint that makes up the big toe and the first metatarsal bone of the foot. However, gout can also affect the midfoot and the rearfoot. The midfoot would be considered part of the arch. Therefore, the answer is yes. ...Read more

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Long distance running vs. Walking abunch of miles everyday. Which of the two would have more of an effect on skinniness of the legs and also the thinness of the bones?

Long distance running vs. Walking abunch of miles everyday.  Which of the two would have more of an effect on skinniness of the legs and also the thinness of the bones?

Well: Running will not be good for thin legs and if the bones are frail it may cause more harm than good. You want to do cardio, maybe use a stairmaster and do wieght bearing excercises that strengthen bone and increase muscle mass. Brisk walking is good for your heart and endurance but if you want real physcial change involving increased muscle tone, wt bearing will need to b involved. Gd luc. ...Read more

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How long can a foot fungus last outside of the human body?

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How long can a foot fungus last outside of the human body?

Fungus has spores: Spores are like tiny seeds, inert until conditions become favorable for growing into fungus. Spores are extremely difficult, and for all practical consideration, impossible to fully eradicate. They can survive for hundreds of years. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is the magnitude of the isovolumetric relaxation altered by the increase of the ventricular lusitropy?

Can you tell me how is the magnitude of the isovolumetric relaxation altered by the increase of the ventricular lusitropy?

Increased: Isovolumetric relaxation is one of the most miraculous properties of the heart that needs to "actively relax" by untwisting in order to accommodate incoming blood in diastole, the relaxation phase of the cardiac cycle that produces the lower blood pressure number. Lusitropy is a term describing capacity for diastolic relaxation and isovolumetric relaxation increases with increases in lusitropy. ...Read more

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Does running require the use of supporters? I run 2-3 kms at the speed of 9kmph.Can this lead to hernia

Does running require the use of supporters? I run 2-3 kms at the speed of 9kmph.Can this lead to hernia

No: Running does not cause hernias. Hernias are generally caused by a collagen disorder that cannot be diagnosed. No need for support to prevent hernia either. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Exercise increases the size of the heart, hypertrophy. How does this differ from cardiomyopathy and damage to the heart?

Exercise increases the size of the heart, hypertrophy. How does this differ from cardiomyopathy and damage to the heart?

Hypertrophy/cardiomy: Just like skeletal muscle will increase in muscle mass to incresae strength of contraction .This is a compensatory response to increase the force of contraction. However, as the heart muscle increases in size it everntually will decrease the size of the heart chamber (ventricle) and decreases the volume of blood in the ventricle. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the type of placenta union affect development of the embryo?

Can you tell me how the type of placenta union affect development of the embryo?

Source of nutrition: placentas typically adhere to the main body of the uterus. If it is implanted near the cervix (placenta previa), it may cause bleeding, require you to have a cesarean section. Multiple lobes of placenta can also form that may have blood vessels running between. They can be at risk for bleeding. Bleeding behind the placenta noted early on can complicate your pregnancy and risk of miscarrige ...Read more

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What can reduce the risk of concussion in sports?

What can reduce the risk of concussion in sports?

Prevention and Cauti: Caution in not returning too early, when not healed.Plus proper training and protective gear helps.Remeber that damage from each episode cumulates.Thus a 2nd injury can be less violent and cause more damage. ...Read more

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What is the name of the muscle that pulls the penis inwards in to body? And what type of scan can show it?

What is the name of the muscle that pulls the penis inwards in to body? And what type of scan can show it?

Dartos: The Dartos muscle is responsible for contraction toward the body. MRI and ultrasounds are the types of imaging studies that are generally used to visualize soft tissues such as muscle. ...Read more

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Can standing for long periods of time would that also cause the wear down of the patella?

Can standing for long periods of time would that also cause the wear down of the patella?

No!: There has to be other factors responsible for wear ; tear of the patellar cartilage, like, trauma, dislocations, or partial dislocations of the patella, multiple sporting injuries can all cause the cartilaginous defects, resulting in more extensive damage with passage of time resulting in arthritis. ...Read more

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Does the development of the breasts depend on how mature the person is?

Does the development of the breasts depend on how mature the person is?

Emotional/physical?: Are you referring to emotional or physical maturity? Emotional maturity does nit typically effect breast maturity. Generally speaking the breast is usually mature by 18 years of age in most women. However, weight gain, endogenous or exogenous hormones ( menopause/pregnancy or birth control pills) , etc. ...Read more

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I'm pursuing medicine and I'd like to know the effect of fusion of iliac crest on the height. To what extent its fusion increases the height of a man?

I'm pursuing medicine and I'd like to know the effect of fusion of iliac crest on the height. To what extent its fusion increases the height of a man?

None: When the iliac crest fuses (fuses all the way), that means the skeleton has finished growing in height. The iliac crest itself does not cause one to be taller or shorter (or at least not by any noticeable amount). Height is affected by growth in the long bones (such as the leg bones) plus growth in the spine. ...Read more

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Which type of shoes to wear while on crutches?

Which type of shoes to wear while on crutches?

Depends: On what type of injury is causing you to be on crutches. It is always a good idea to protect the foot/ankle in at least a surgical shoe but knowing the problem would yield a better answer. ...Read more

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Can it be possible to change the shape or reduce the shape of bones on the face using surgery?

Can it be possible to change the shape or reduce the shape of bones on the face using surgery?

Depends: Which bones? There are many types of plastic and craniofacial surgery designed to change appearances. This can include modifications in the appearance of bones. Talk to a plastic surgeon and see what can be done in your case. ...Read more