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How Do I Prevent From Cramping After A Long Run
Some simple steps: The best way to avoid cramping is to maintain proper hydration during the run. Runs of less than 60 mins, use water. Greater than 60 mins, consider electrolyte fluids (eg gatorade) and running gels. After the run, continue appropriate hyrdation, stretch, slowly cool down, and massage your trouble spots. I hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after male breast reduction surgery can I start running again? I run marathons regularly, so i try not to take too much time off my usual running schedule. How long do I have to wait after male breast reduction surgery before i can run?
Sleep isn't working: When you "sleep" and have no obvious reason why you are still tired you most likely do not rest during your sleep period. You may not reach the stage of sleep needed for the body to rest, you may be sleep walking or moving a great deal in your sleep (restless legs), you may be awakening brief periods because of low oxygen in your body. To answer your question see your md about a sleep study. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
6-8 weeks: The rib injuries always hurt and take time to heal, because they cannot be rested or immobilized. Be patient. ...Read more
Unlikely kidney pain: I highly doubt that your pain is coming from your kidneys. It is more likely that you are having musculoskeletal pain in the lower back or lower abdomen. I would suggest that you start by seeing your PCP (primary care physician) who can check your urine for any evidence of microscopic blood or protein. ...Read more
4 to 6 weeks: Many ob-gyn doctors recommend waiting 4-6 weeks to allow proper healing of a c-section incision before going swimming. If a woman "must" go swimming sooner, she should realize that at 2-3 weeks, her wound may look healed but may not be able to withstand repeated stretching or being scraped up along a pool's edge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The next day: I get my patient out of bed either on the night of surgery or the next day and get them walking several times per day. From that point on you can increase your walking as desired so long as keep yourself well hydrated and minimize steep inclines or steps. ...Read more
A few days: I allow patients to return to work in 2-3 days if their jobs aren't physically demanding. For extensive surgery like laps/myomectomy longer may be advisable. Most patients feel good quickly, although minor aches and pains may continue. Surgeons, myself included, are opinionated: you need to ask yours what he/she prefers. ...Read more
Pain free and rehab: It depends on the nature of the injury. Someone who is athletic should see a physiatrist to determine the diagnosis and to guide the rehabilitation. Subtleties like core strength and alignment should be evaluated. American college of sports medicine guidelines recommend no more than 10% increase in intensity, duration or frequency per week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long do I have to wait after eating a meal to excercise/work out without getting a stomach ache?
Depends: Eating diverts blood to the GI tract and may reduce the supply of blood to other organs. Increasingly it is recognized that an available source of calories is critical to high performance. For example, in professional cycling, riders eat throughout the race to assure a steady supply of sugar. In summary, it is very individualized. If you get a stomach ache after eating, try smaller easily digestib. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try these: 1) empty bladder frequently: stretched out bladder wall more at risk 2) cranberry juice helps --mix with vitamin c rich citrus drink if too tart 3) urinate after sex--may be most important rule to follow 4) use of diaphragm or spermicides with nonoxynol-9 might put women at higher risk-ask doc 5) excessive caffeine, colas may cause bladder irritation. Balance with increased water or other fluids. ...Read more
Clarify: What do you mean by a water infection? What is infected? ...Read more
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