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How does exercise help people with alzheimers?

How does exercise help people with alzheimers?

It does: The exact mechanism is not known, but people with alzheimer's who do low-moderate level aerobic exercise (like a stationary bike or treadmill) daily have slower disease progression, less anger/anxiety and fewer complication than those who do not. Remember that the exercise must be supervised, especially for those with severe dementia, so that person does not get hurt or wander off. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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How does a podiatrist help people with diabetes?

How does a podiatrist help people with diabetes?

Foot care/education: Feet are commonly affected by diabetes. Most times neuropathy with diabetes show up in the feet first. Podiatric physicians, at times, are the first to find signs of diabetes in an undiagnosed patient through a good foot exam. Good, regular foot evaluations are a must for diabetics. "an ounce of prevention....." dr l. ...Read more

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How can exercise help me with insulin resistance?

How can exercise help me with insulin resistance?

Two ways.: Exercise helps get Insulin inside cells reducing blood sugar here and now. Exercise also reduces body fat long term which reduces Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Does exercise help with kidney disease?

Does exercise help with kidney disease?

Yes: Exercise has a profound impact on health and well-being. Regardless of your health and fitness status, it is possible for you to improve your overall well being and health with regular exercise. As the blood is circulated by exercise, toxins and other waste products are eliminated more efficiently and metabolic functions improve. This allows essential nutrients to be transported more efficiently. ...Read more

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How does exercise help depression?

How does exercise help depression?

Yes: Aerobic exercise of 30min or more per day is one of the best things a person can do for depression. Keep moving, but don't forget about other treatments including therapy and meds if this is not helping enough. ...Read more

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How does regular exercise help the immune health?

How does regular exercise help the  immune health?

Moving=Good Health: Moving 30 minutes a day along with eating right and sleeping well all help towards being healthy and staying healthy. ...Read more

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I actually don't know much about diet. Does it or exercise help with weight management?

I actually don't know much about diet. Does it or exercise help with weight management?

Both: Weight management is a simple formula: calories in vs. Calories out. A sensible diet combined with regular aerobic exercise will keep most people at their ideal body weight. All else being equal, it takes a lot of exercise to reverse a bad diet: one donut can take an hour of jogging to burn off. If your goal is weight loss, this is best started with professional help: ask your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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How does exercise help prevent cardiovascular disease?

How does exercise help prevent cardiovascular disease?

Several: Less body fat lower cholesterol in some enhanced metabolism less deposits in he blood vessel walls some do not get these results which makes it confusing. ...Read more

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How long does it take for metformin to work to help with weight loss and reversing prediabetes?

How long does it take for metformin to work to help with weight loss and reversing prediabetes?

Metformin works: Metformin works right away to do what it is meant to do, improve the utilization of sugar by your body. It can help with weight loss and reversing prediabetes but not without your help as well. Eat healthy (lots of vegetables especially!) and exercise lots. ...Read more

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Does exercise help with anxiety?

Does exercise help with anxiety?

Yes: One of the best things you can do for anxiety is exercise. Cardiovascular or weight training are great alternatives to medication and force you to focus on your body and form instead of anxious thoughts ...Read more

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How does depression affect your family and how do you deal with it?

How does depression affect your family and how do you deal with it?

Worry: Depression puts everyone on edge. Something seems to be wrong, but what it is is not clear. This leads to worry. For kids especially the worry inevitably (really) leads to the thought that they might be the cause. So, reassurance that that is not the case is important. Also support, if you are not able to be as supportive all the time, make sure that others can fill in. ...Read more

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Does exercise help with curing asthma?

Does exercise help with curing asthma?

No: Exercise will increase your endurance, fitness, general health & by doing regular exercise will increae your respiratory & general immune system. Asthma requires medications. Avoid exercise if there is an asthma attack. ...Read more

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How can I diet and exercise with hypothyroidism?

How can I diet and exercise with hypothyroidism?

Yes: Not dangerous, but obviously, you want to treat your low thyroid (which i assume you are doing). ...Read more

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How can I use physical medicine to help control diabetes?

How can I use physical medicine to help control diabetes?

Physical medicine: Weight control is a major factor in diabetes, and proper exercise. A healty life style. Professionals can help you with this. ...Read more

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How do I control diabetes with natural mwdication?

How do I control diabetes with natural  mwdication?

Calories count: The only natural means unquestinably effective is weight loss. Cinamon, cq10 and the like have a very minimal effect. Horses might be different. ...Read more

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How can one exercise with arthritis?

How can one exercise with arthritis?

Gently: Keep the joints moving. Slow exercises are good as is swimming, walking, even tai chi. ...Read more

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How can I exercise with bradycardia and hyperlipidemia?

How can I exercise with bradycardia and hyperlipidemia?

Bradycardia-: Resting bradycardia in itself is not necessarily a problem with exercise. As long as there is no underlying cardiac elecrtical conduction problem, the heart rate should increase appropriately with exercise; if it does not, then something else is going on. People with hyperlipidemia should always exercise, if there is no contraindication, as routine exercise improves cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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Exercise and diabetes when can I exercise when my bs is high or low?

Exercise and diabetes when can I exercise when my bs is high or low?

B4, during and after: Exercise is important managing your diabetes. Exercise can help you to improve your blood sugar level. Check your blood sugar before, during and after the exercise. Monitor for a while and keep the records. Present the findings to your treating physician for proper regiment. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Is it safe to exercise if I was just diagnosed with diabetes?

Is it safe to exercise if I was just diagnosed with diabetes?

Recommended: Exercise is a part of glucose control, and is recommended. However, if just diagnosed, talk to your doctor, or a diabetic educator, first. You can become hypoglycemic, so it's important to understand how exercise affects glucose levels. Professional athletes who are diabetic may check their sugar several times during a game or race to avoid glucose spikes, high or low. ...Read more

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What is the role of diet and exercise in controlling diabetes?

What is the role of diet and exercise in controlling diabetes?

Quite a lot: well... not huge amounts in childhood onset type 1. Huge importance in adult onset type II. First, with weight loss a far amount of people can become non-diabetic (bariatric surgery, generally needed). WIth a reasonable amt of either/both diet and /or exercise, the diabetes improves/is easier to control. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can diabetes affect children during exercise?

I was just wondering how can diabetes affect children during exercise?

Paradox..: If sugar high, can go higher if sugar low, can go dangerously lower if in normal range, usually goes lower- sometimes too low. ...Read more

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What exercise to gve a young obbesse child who as a family history of diabetes?

What exercise to gve a young obbesse child who as a family history of diabetes?

Anything physical: That he/she will do reliably for about 30-45 minutes (or longer) just about every day. Also depends on age--older kids have better coordination and get less frustrated with more complex activities than younger ones. ...Read more

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Tell me if diabetes can be controlled by diet and exercise alone for how many years?

Tell me if diabetes can be controlled by diet and exercise alone for how many years?

Diabetes: We hope that pre-diabetes can be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Mild diabetes can often be controlled for a prolonged time wtih diet and exercise alone. We are seeing more and more early diabetes with drugs like statins and some antihypertensives. ...Read more

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I have type I diabetes and I recently started a exercise programme. How should I adjust my insulin doses before exercise?

I have type I diabetes and I recently started a exercise programme. How should I adjust my insulin doses before exercise?

Check with your doct: That is the type of question you should ask your personal physician. It really depends on the type of exercise along with your previous physical condition. Check with your doctor and he can give you guidelines. No one is going to change Insulin levels online without evaluating the patient. ...Read more

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I think I have diabetes and am away from any medical centre for a week. How to manage meal plan/exercise till I have it checked?

I think I have diabetes and am away from any medical centre for a week. How to manage meal plan/exercise till I have it checked?

See below: Easiest way is to do the plate method. 9 inch plate, 1/2 of which will be vegetables, 1/4 carbs ( small scoop of potatoes/ rice/ pasta, or small piece of bread) , 1/4 protein ( size of a dec of cards for lean meat), fruits over pastries if possible, snacks in between should include small carb and protein, exercise 30-60 min a day, start slow if you have not exercised for a while. See a dr soon. ...Read more

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Diabetes diagnosed new 2 months before with 331 fasting now about 105 115 120 110 fasting is it ok I am on diet and exercise is it ok?

Diabetes diagnosed new 2 months before with 331 fasting now about 105 115 120 110 fasting is it ok I am on diet and exercise is it ok?

Diabetes: You are doing pretty well with respect to blood sugars. Need an a1c to evaluated control however. Should be seeing your doc for follow up. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to stay off diabetes drugs permanently? I've made serious changes to diet and exercise. What tests do I need now and ongoing?

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Blood sugars: Commendable that u r actively working to improve your health. Losing 7-10% of your weight can reduce your risk. However, some people r genetically predisposed, and in general pancreas may weaken with age so u may need a me down the road if u have predm or dm now. Check fasting blood sugar once in a while to keep an eye on how u r doing. Best is fasting sugar <100. ...Read more

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I'm healthy but don't exercise much, i'm 21. I don't have diabetes/major problems. Could you need an amputation for not exercising? I exercise now.

I'm healthy but don't exercise much, i'm 21. I don't have diabetes/major problems. Could you need an amputation for not exercising? I exercise now.

Don't smoke: Pvd risks including diabetes (due most commonly from obesity), hypertension, hyperlipidemia ( high serum cholesterol), and tobacco. The worst offender/promoter of vascular disease in general is tobacco. Eat a mediterranean diet, avoid tobacco, & remain lean & you'll avoid complications of vascular disease. ...Read more

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I'm 23 and exercise pretty frequently. In general i'm pretty healthy, but i love candy. Even with a lot of exercise, is it possible to get diabetes?

I'm 23 and exercise pretty frequently. In general i'm pretty healthy, but i love candy. Even with a lot of exercise, is it possible to get diabetes?

It is ...: There are many factors which contribute to someone developing diabetes. Much is genetic as in inherited from your mother and father. Some is weight related. Your diet can contribute too. Though eating candy alone is unlikely to cause you to become a diabetic, if it causes you to gain a lot of weight it's possible that it might lead to diabetes. ...Read more

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Male, 28. No diabetes. If I exercise I loose weight very quickly. However, if I stop all exercise (injuries etc) I put it on very quickly. Explnation?

Male, 28. No diabetes. If I exercise I loose weight very quickly. However, if I stop all exercise (injuries etc) I put it on very quickly. Explnation?

Genetics! : U have 2 find a happy medium between exercise & caloric intake. Obviously U need more when U exercise & fewer when U don't. Maybe a dietician can help U get there. ...Read more

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How does exercise affect type 1 diabetes?

How does exercise affect type 1 diabetes?

Exercise: is healthy and should be/can be part of everyone's life, even someone with a chronic disease, such as diabetes. Anyone with diabetes should speak to their doctor about how to regulate/balance food intake and energy expenditure (exercise) and their insulin requirements, which may go down with increased exercise. ...Read more

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Will exercise affect insulin sensitivity in diabetes?

Will exercise affect insulin sensitivity in diabetes?

Yes: Exercise will help your body to process energy and increase your cell's sensitivity to insulin. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more