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How often should I get a physical exam?

How often should I get a physical exam?

Depends on your age: Sex, pre-existing conditions, family history, and a whole host of other factors. ...Read more

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I'm a 34 year old male. How often should I get a physical exam by my doctor?

I'm a 34 year old male.  How often should I get a physical exam by my doctor?

Annually: The exam part of an annual physical is usually not the most important part, unless you're having symptoms. However, it is important to get your blood pressure checked annually. The remainder of the "physical exam" is geared to identifying risk factors for things like diabetes or cancer, doing appropriate screening tests, and discussing how to get and stay healthy with your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I expect when i get a physical examination?

What should I expect when i get a physical examination?

Physical: Obtain your history, past medical history, surgical history, review of systems and blood pressure, pulse, etc. And complete examination of all body systems. ...Read more

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How can I get a physical bodybuilder shape?

How can I get a physical bodybuilder shape?

Resistance training: Any gym guy will show you. Three times a week, do three sets of ten reps of the maximum you can handle for each muscle group. It won't change your bone structure, but you'll look great whatever you've got to work with. ...Read more

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A bit out of shape. Should I get a physical before making plans to retire?

A bit out of shape. Should I get a physical before making plans to retire?

Get back in shape!: You should always maintain regular health maintenance checks to stay healthy, whether you retire or not. Getting in shape and exercising is also the single most effective health improvement technique there is! ...Read more

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How do I get a physical without a family doctor?

How do I get a physical without a family doctor?

Occupation helath: Although advisable to get the physical by your personal doc, so you can have a followup, it is possible to find occupational health clinics in your are which will perform physicals need for job, insurance and school. You will pay a one time fee to utilized the facility. ...Read more

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Why am i having stomach pains every so often chronic migranes & where do i get a physical to check for all types of health issues im having?

Why am i having  stomach pains every so often chronic migranes  & where do i get a physical to  check for  all types of health issues im having?

Primary care Dr: I recommend that you establish a relationship with a primary care Dr. Talk to your insurance provider, they can provide you with a list of Dr's that are covered by your insurance. Don't have insurance?: go to healthcare.gov and get it. ...Read more

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Why could it be that i don't like being close to people physically and is there a way to get over it?

Why could it be that i don't like being close to people physically and is there a way to get over it?

Relationships: Closeness is an experience that is usually influenced by early relationships in our life. Psychotherapy with a mental health professional could help you understand the origin of this tendency and also help you to overcome your distress. My best. ...Read more

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Could leukemia physical pains get worse?

Could leukemia physical pains get worse?

Possibly: If left untreated, leukemia keeps evolving and therefore most symptoms associated with it have a tendency to get worse. Consequently, immediate consultation with an oncologist once a diagnosis of leukemia was made, is of paramount importance in obtaining the best possible outcome. ...Read more

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Why is it important to get a full physical exam?

Why is it important to get a full physical exam?

Get a piece of mind: Check ups are recommended every year. Your insurance company will actually promote this to you. ...Read more

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How often should you get a physical exam as an adult?

How often should you get a physical exam as an adult?

Physical exam: A yearly physical exam is always a goiod plan to follow especially of geriatric age. ...Read more

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Could nutmeg, when "parachuted" get you a physical high?

Yes: There are some alkaloids in nutmeg that make you goofy in huge doses. Is that really what you want? ...Read more

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What do you say/do if you get an erection during a physical?

What do you say/do if you get an erection during a physical?

Not to worry: That is not that uncommon and does occasionally occur. I wouldn't say anything and try not to be embarrassed as this sometimes occurs. Most doctors would not be that uncomfortable so don't worry about it.We don't think much of it so relax. ...Read more

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Why do I often get headaches the day after doing physical work?

Why do I often get headaches the day after doing physical work?

Dehydration: Being dehydrated is a cause of headaches. Try drinking water throughout the day. You should drink before you are thirsty, and if your urine is yellow, you are not drinking enough. ...Read more

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How severe can anxiety get? How severe can the physical pain be?

How severe can anxiety get? How severe can the physical pain be?

Anxiety: Pure anxiety can be intense enough to cause panic attacks, which subside within less than an hour, less frequently when treated. Anxiety in itsef does not kill. ...Read more

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How can you motivate your teenager to exercise and get physically fit?

How can you motivate your teenager to exercise and get physically fit?

Can't: you can't GIVE someone motivation, but if you can adequately show the benefits and model the behaviors in a positive way, you have a reasonable chance of inducing the behaviors beneficial for the child ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a erection during a physical I have a upcoming physical?

Is it normal to get a erection during a physical I have a upcoming physical?

Not unusual: Don't be embarrassed, your dr. Has likely seen this occur umpteen times. You can always preface actual physical by telling dr. "hope i don't have an erection when you examine me", dr. Should then reassure you that it means nothing. Of course this is fact. ...Read more

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What to do if I get anxiety when I get or going to get into a physical fight?

What to do if I get anxiety when I get or going to get into a physical fight?

Getting into fights: Is something that should be avoided whenever possible. The anxiety you have may be trying to let you know that you need some help to reduce the number of problematic interactions with other people. Consider speaking with a psychologist about both your anxiety and your tendency to get into fights. ...Read more

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Im a very stressed out person, n need to know how to cope with it? I get physically ill when its high.

Im a very stressed out person, n need to know how to cope with it? I get physically ill when its high.

Therapy and medicati: You have several options. Cognitive therapy from a good therapist can be very effective in helping with stress and anxiety. There are also very good medications that can give you help. Many times we use a combination of these two therapies. See your doctor and get a recommendation on a good cognitive therapist. Check with your doctor about using some medication that may be helpful. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes2 from a toilet seat or such? Live with someone who was diagnosed with herpes2. No physical contact

Can you get herpes2 from a toilet seat or such? Live with someone who was diagnosed with herpes2. No physical contact

The : The chance of catching herpes from living with an infected person with whom you share a non-sexual relationship is extremely small. The virus has to enter the body through a break in the skin such as a cut or mucus membranes like the mouth or genitals. The transmission of herpes via a toilet seat, towels, bedclothes, or hot tub is extremely unlikely since the virus can only live for a short time off of the body. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise can I do if I have osteoporosis? What are the best, safest ways to get physical exercise with osteoporosis?

What kind of exercise can I do if I have osteoporosis? What are the best, safest ways to get physical exercise with osteoporosis?

Light weights: Weight training is beneficial for osteoporosis. Light weights, higher reps, focusing on the weight bearing joints especially is beneficial. Focus on the legs, as people tend to fracture the hips, and focus on the core to protect the spine. ...Read more

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I don't get yoga as far physical exercise... Spiritually maybe but if it's for your core aren't they're so better ways to do that?

I don't get yoga as far physical exercise... Spiritually maybe but if it's for your core aren't they're so better ways to do that?

Yes , yoga is not : A physical exercise , on which more emphasis is placed in west , not physical is spiritual , renouncement of desires , reaching higher levels of human intellect , opening of your third eve to looking beyond inside you , now currently just a money making venture most of the times , true yogi will never seek financial benefits .His reward is spreading the message making true yogis ...Read more

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Women, 21y. How much and which type of physical exercise should I get everyday? Should i look for a professional to get orientation?

Women, 21y. How much and which type of physical exercise should I get everyday? Should i look for a professional to get orientation?

Alternate: On alternate days, do aerobic and weight bearing exercises if you don't have enough time to do both. If you do, work different muscle groups on alternate days and try different aerobic exercises from brisk walking to dancing. Start slow, repeat for a couple of weeks and then make the work-outs progressively harder. No need or advantage to overdo. Listen your body. ...Read more

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Had anxiety for 4 years now. Don't know how to tell anxiety from physical problems. Why do I get so many different mindsets with anxiety?!

Had anxiety for 4 years now. Don't know how to tell anxiety from physical problems. Why do I get so many different mindsets with anxiety?!

Physical sx's can be: Anxiety sxs. Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. Sometimes the worst thing about anxiety is the just not being able to put your finger on the reason that you feel that way. ...Read more