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How old should I be to use 5kg dumbbells?

How old should I be to use 5kg dumbbells?

Lifting weights: We often advise that kids should not be lifting weights before puberty as it puts additional strain on growing tendons and bones and can affect height and cause injury. That being said, you should only be using a weight that you can hold or move steadily to avoid injury. If you are shaking too much trying to carry 5 pounds or 50 pounds, it's too heavy. ...Read more

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Is it healthy for a 13 year old boy to go to the gym every alternate day to lift dumbells 6-8kg n a 10kg(When I'm stressed),will this inhibit growth?

Is it healthy for a 13 year old boy to go to the gym every alternate day to lift dumbells 6-8kg n a 10kg(When I'm stressed),will this inhibit growth?

Must work up to it: It's not a great idea just to start at that high of a weight. I'd encourage him to start about half that weight and gradually work up over 1-2 months. You have to take weight lifting slow at this age so as to not fracture any growth plates as growth is rapid and this puts them at greater risk for these type of fractures. It will in NO WAY inhibit growth, but take it slow! ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old with mild scoliosis, can i workout with heavyweights and if so how could I pick up dumbbells and weights?

I'm 18 years old with mild scoliosis, can i workout with heavyweights and if so how could I pick up dumbbells and weights?

Trainer: Work with a trainer to first strengthen your core (midline) with use of squats, gradually increasing weights used, not too fast, and with roman chair, without weights at first then add flat weights increasing gradually. Do core strengthening for about a month before trying extremity work. Work with an experienced trainer. Wear a weight belt at all times. Always have a spotter. ...Read more

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How much should a 11 yr old lift with dumbells. Not the highest they can lift but regularly to gain some muscle weight?

How much should a 11 yr old lift with dumbells. Not the highest they can lift but regularly to gain some muscle weight?

Repetitions : Try lifting 20 lbs 25 times, then 50, then 100 when you're able over several weeks to months. Lift weights 3x a week. You'll have lovely muscles in a few months. Do it slowly. It's safer and more effective. ...Read more

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Spots on bottom 7 year old, should I be worried?

Spots on bottom 7 year old, should I be worried?

Umm, hard to say.: Skin rashes are most difficult to diagnose without actually examining them. Can you feel the spot? Is it crusted? Ever have it before? Since the area is now raising concern, perhaps it would be wise to have your pediatrician or dermatologist examine. Then specific treatment could be discussed with more accuracy. Spots, especially if increasing in number, in 7-yr-old poses bothersome questions... ...Read more

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PSA at 6.9 I am 59 years old should I be concern?

PSA at 6.9 I am 59 years old should I be concern?

Yes if no UTI...: If no history suspects UTI, a PSA of 6.9 ng.ml deserves a notice. How? Please peruse the articles listed on http://formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html. Thereby, you gain idea how to deal with it with the doctor. ...Read more

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My segs are 37 and my eos is 12. I am 53 years old. Should i be worried?

My segs are 37 and my eos is 12. I am 53 years old. Should i be worried?

Not much: Your total white blood cell count tells the big picture and the differential splits up the components. Eos should be 1-2%, so an elevation there may imply allergy, neoplasm, addison's disease, parasite, or other conditions. Your segmented neutrophils are just a hair on the low side, that that indicates that what you have is most likely not a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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How old should I be when I have sex?

How old should I be when I have sex?

Depends: It depends. Most states have laws stating you have to be at least 18. After that age, whenever you are ready to have sex is fine, even if its not until you are 50. ...Read more

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I'm concerned about my heart, i'm 19yrs old, should I be?

I'm concerned about my heart, i'm 19yrs old, should I be?

Hard to say. : You should see a doctor who will ask about your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle, family history, then do a physical exam. That is the bare minimum needed to answer that question (and all that's needed for most 19 year olds). ...Read more

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Leg/knee pains at 22 years old, should I be concerned?

Leg/knee pains at 22 years old, should I be concerned?

Sure. : Look to see if the 22 year old has feet that pronate or move towards a flat position as this can be a cause that many dont consider. ...Read more

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Odd, episodic chest pain in 20 year old. Should i be concerned?

Odd, episodic chest pain in 20 year old. Should i be concerned?

Chest pain: Not enough information to speculate on serious or not symptom. If you are already concerned see a dr. ...Read more

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I broke my leg when i was five years old should I be worried about artheritous?

I broke my leg when i was five years old should I be worried about artheritous?

Not to worry: Worrying about things you cannot control or change and that may never appear is a lot of wasted energy. This doctor thinks you would be wise to spend your time on other issues. ...Read more

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My son has had diarrhea for 4 days now. He is 2 yrs old. Should i be concerned?

My son has had diarrhea for 4 days now. He is 2 yrs old. Should i be concerned?

Sounds like you are: And most parents would be too. Make sure he is getting water - even better if it has some electrolytes, etc. Also, do have him seen as soon as possible at either his doctor or a urgent care clinic - even an er if no place else is possible. Little kids can be tough, but they are also fragile in some ways. Take care. ...Read more

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One of my nipples is growing bigger than the other. I'm 17 years old. Should i be concerned?

One of my nipples is growing bigger than the other. I'm 17 years old. Should i be concerned?

Yes: Although you are young. You should have your breast checked for massess or cysts by your dr. ...Read more

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Iv been trying to get pregnant for a year and a half now i have a 3 year old should i be worried?

Iv been trying to get pregnant for a year and a half now i have a 3 year old should i be worried?

Worth a consult: The average time to a desired pregnancy is 6 mo with range from weeks to a year. When it passes a year it would be reasonable for both parents to be assessed at a fertility center.If a problem is found, they are capable of treatment or helping you understand available alternatives to achieve pregnancy. ...Read more

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I accidentally gave my 3 year old daughter cooked edamame that was more than four days old. Should i be concerned?

I accidentally gave my 3 year old daughter cooked edamame that was more than four days old. Should i be concerned?

No: Since your question has been waiting, the situation has likely resolved itself. If it was "bad" she may have had vomiting or diarrhea... The digestive system is pretty amazing and can handle a lot of little indiscretions. The acid in the stomach can dissolve a lot of germs. Best to smell things before you eat them...Beans typically smell foul when they are going bad- hope she is fine. ...Read more

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There's a change in sleeping and feeding pattern of my 3.5 month old. Should i be worried or is it a growth sprout?

There's a change in sleeping and feeding pattern of my 3.5 month old. Should i be worried or is it a growth sprout?

Baby is growing: You don't mention the changes , but your baby's diet will be increasing and will be sleeping less.Changes may or may not be associated with growth spurt. ...Read more