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How fast do you lose fitness on total bedrest?

How fast do you lose fitness on total bedrest?

Six days: In six days of bed rest it takes a college student six weeks to recover full potential. ...Read more

Dr. Pam Yoder
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Fitness And Exercise (Definition)

Fitness refers to exercising as a means of maintaining a healthy body. Being physically fit means you have enough vigor to carry out daily tasks, with energy left over for leisure-time ...Read more


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How to lose weight when on complete bed rest after surgery?

How to lose weight when on complete bed rest after surgery?

Isometric exercise: Same principles apply for weight loss, burn more calories than you take in. It seems more difficult when you are on bed rest, however isometric exercising can be done anywhere and in most positions. While on bedrest get lots of hydration, take your vitamins and restrict your calories. Be well. ...Read more

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Had a viral had a lot of bed rest. Now i just feel like I have no energy. Get tired fast. Can this be to to much rest? Use to be be fully active

Had a viral had a lot of bed rest. Now i just feel like I have no energy. Get tired fast. Can this be to to much rest? Use to be be fully active

Being Sick & Healing: Most likely yes, this is a post illness process. You seem aware that it very well may be that your activity level and thus muscle strength may have been compromised by the illness. As you resume your normal appetite and activity then this will resolve. ...Read more

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Was on bed rest for almost 3 months. Legs feel weak which I know is normal. But I kind of lose balance but I don't fall or anything. Is this normal?

Was on bed rest for almost 3 months.  Legs feel weak which I know is normal. But I kind of lose balance but I don't fall or anything. Is this normal?

Leg weakness: Bed rest can weaken your core muscles and leg muscles significantly. Weak core muscles will make you feel unbalanced. A stationary bicycle and pool exercises will build strength and balance rapidly. Be sure to do lots of stretching too. Pilates and yoga are excellent exercise options as well. ...Read more

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I gained 30 kg during my second pregnancy because i was on bed rest from the 4 th month. How can I lose 1 kg weekly without decreasing milk supply?

I gained 30 kg during my second pregnancy because i was on bed rest from the 4 th month. How can I lose 1 kg weekly without decreasing milk supply?

Aggressive: Losing 1 kg per week can be an aggressive goal for some patients. Whether this is appropriate for you depends on your starting weight. Your milk supply depends a lot on your hydration status, so drinking plenty of fluid, and making sure you have an adequate vitamin supply will be very important. Both weight lost and breastfeeding are important. Take a multi-vitamin, and good luck! ...Read more

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Just recovered from being really sick. Had long bed rest. Now i get wore out so fast and legs and lower back hurt after being active. What can I do?

Just recovered from being really sick. Had long bed rest. Now i get wore out so fast and legs and lower back hurt after being active. What can I do?

Deconditioning: If you had a long best rest for your illness, you are probably quite de-conditioned. You will need to "train" yourself to get back to normal. Exercise and good nutrition are the ticket out. Be patient with yourself. ...Read more

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Can a female who had bilateral pe's in her late20's take any type of HRT for menopause sympotms?Pes were a result of prolonged bedrest.

Can a female who had bilateral pe's in her late20's take any type of HRT for menopause sympotms?Pes were a result of prolonged bedrest.

Complex question: Pulmonary emboli, especially bilateral, are potentially fatal. I will presume you were rx with blood thinners (anticoagulants) for over a year when they occurred and haven't recurred and ur now peri menopausal. If you r speaking only of symptoms of menopause, i would say, definitely avoid hrt. Other non-risky medications (both otc and rx) can be effective rx for that problem. ...Read more

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Does bedrest help improve your cervix?

Does bedrest help improve your cervix?

Complications: It does not improve your cervix, it relieves the pressure that being upright causes the cervix. It is designed to keep your baby from coming too early. ...Read more

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How long should I be on bedrest after my egg retrieval?

Follow docs orders: Best advice is to follow your doctor's orders. Our patients are up walking within an hour of retrieval. ...Read more

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Should I continue bedrest after miscarriage but still bleeding?

Should I continue bedrest after miscarriage but still bleeding?

Miscarriage: If you are still bleeding , you should see your doctor for an examination to be sure you are not having a complication. You may be still bleeding because some of the pregnancy has been left behind. Get medical care. ...Read more