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How To Exercise With Epididymitis
Can you tell me how to still exercise (specifically stamina improvement) with an injured left knee?
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
Runner-stroller: Manny big stores carry the so-called runner-stroller (big wheels) designed for faster speed, thus you can use to push your infant along while running/exercising. Just make sure you find a path that is relatively smooth. You can also do treadmill, stationary bike, infront-of-tv activities at home while baby is asleep. If there is a will, there is a way--and u have the will. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Think about why ...: You want to exercise, not just the physical result but why it is important to you. Some people do it to lose weight and get discouraged because results aren't immediate. But if you feel more energetic or less stressed when you do it, you might be more likely to stick with it. When you think about exercising don't think about the effort, just get to the first step. The rest will take care of itself. ...Read more
EIA: Exercise induced asthma (eia) is a common problem especially in elite athletes. Talk this over with your physician so you can work out a pre-exercise treatment regimen. Your shoulder is another story. You may want to talk this over with a sports medicine physician who can give you an exercise regimen that won't damage your shoulder. Don;t do anything on your own is either case. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You should exercise: If you don't stretch and exercise your knees will tend to become more stiff and week. Joint cartilage is nourished through the diffusion of nutrients and motion improves diffusion of nutrients. Try to stretch your hamstrings quads and calf muscles for a few minutes each day. You can stretch in a warm shower to improve your flexibility. ...Read more
Depend: If it is intermittent or vascular, treatment is aimed to improving circulation (stop smoking, exercise, some medication, sometimes surgery). If it is neurogenic (spinal), therapy, perhaps medication, injections, & surgery can work. Treatment of either type may increase the ability of exercise. ...Read more
Slowly & surely.: Exercise is generally good for achiness, but start slow - warm-up, low-impact aerobic work (bicycling, elliptical), easy stretching once warmed up, light weights. Try to exercise on most days of the week - consistency is important in this regard. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard but doable: Depression often causes fatigue and lack of motivation. I recommend that you join a group or class that will encourage you to workout, or go to an exercise class, etc. Joining a group to help you eat better can also be an option. Also, work on not beating yourself up for when you don't do something you planned to do. Exercising when depressed is not easy but you will be glad you did. Be well, . ...Read more
Here are...: The stated scenario indicated you've been treated for epididymitis; hopefully, indeed, you had or have had it. So, you're advised to collect the features of degree, duration, or interval over time of testicular pain with its detailed sequence of events. &bring those to doc for review, analysis, more hx, physicals, and tests as needed so to deduce a confirmative DX for reasonable rx. Best wish... ...Read more
Complex: Hot surroundings seem to temporarily worsen ms symptoms. This is due to loss of nerve coverings (demyelination) resulting in decreasing insulation, and if body temperature rises, this causes transient leaching out of potassium from within the cell and changes electrical potentials damaging connective communication functions. Cooling reverses process. ...Read more
Can low thyroid function cause muscle stiffness in walking? Any suggestions on how to deal with it until I get to doctor?
Low thyroid Stiffnes: 39 F US asks if low thyroid can cause muscle stiffness. Asks how to deal with it till sees Dr. ANS: Not clear what you are talking about, usually think of joints being stiff not muscles. Anyway low T can cause muscle fatigue tiredness but usually advanced state. Only way to deal with it is to take thyroid-if low T is indeed the cause. Give more details and reconsult. ...Read more
Yes: For mass, find the highest weight for which you can do ten reps for each muscle group. Do three sets of ten, three times a week. Increase as you get stronger. For aerobic / weight reduction / definition, lift lighter weights as you like and with much larger numbers of reps and also run / swim / do the treadmill. Show effort and the gym people will welcome you. ...Read more
How can I maintain sexual health? Mean what diet and physical exercises should be practiced to prevent infertility and erectile dysfunction?
Avoid the causes...: To assess if one's erections have weakened, he should visit a primary doctor, who can check for possible causes: stress, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, low testosterone, artery disease, high cholesterol, smoking, older age, etc... Causes found can be treated to help make erections stronger, firmer, longer lasting. A urologist can evaluate. Meds like viagra, cialis, or Levitra (vardenafil) may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk openly: Talk openly about failure. Make failure a safe topic to discuss by using yourself as an example. Let your participants know about the time you attended another teacher’s class and went left when everyone else went right. Or tell them how you took a new class at a recent convention and felt like a novice exerciser. Also encourage your participants to share their own fears. Ask them what they think. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Natural treatment: Exercise is a great way to cope with depression. Eating a healthy diet and supplements (i.e. Vitamin d, b complex and omega 3) can be beneficial. Journaling your thoughts and emotions, going to therapy and light therapy in the winter months are other options. You have to find what works for you. It could be a combination of things. For severe depression medication and therapy work best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: "Chronic prostatitis" is not related with gynecomastia, which may result from various reasons including drugs (>25 being implicated), aging, puberty, prolactin-producing tumors, etc. because of altering estrogen/testosterone ratio although both may be within their normal range. So, ask and discuss with Doc about your concern. ...Read more
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