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I have been out of shape since having my baby. What can I do to get back in it?

I have been out of shape since having my baby. What can I do to get back in it?

Gradually resume : Gradually resume exercise. A combination of cardio and weight training may work best. Choose exercises you enjoy and can maintain. Begin with short durations (10-20 minutes) on nonconsecutive days. Increase duration 10-20% each week. Add in new types of exercise one at a time. ...Read more

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What kind of exercisesis should I do if I have a broken disc in my lower back and I have asthma so I can't run and im trying to get in shape ?

What kind of exercisesis should I do if I have a broken disc in my lower back and I have asthma so I can't run and im trying to get in shape ?

Broken disc?: Depends on you actual diagnosis, wether you perhaps have a bulging disc, or a herniated disc, and wether or not the protruding disc material is intruding on any neural structures or your spinal cord. Discuss your MRI results with your dr. Physical therapy may be an option, and if so you physical therapist besides stretching and strengthening exercises would be able to recommend appropriate cardio. ...Read more

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If I have not had my period in 6 to 8 months what can I do to get it started? I have been checked out by my doctor and everything is fine.

If I have not had my period in 6 to 8 months what can I do to get it started? I have been checked out by my doctor and everything is fine.

PCOS?: If you had a blood preganncy test and it is negative, you are having anovulatory cycles c/w pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome). If not trying to get pregnant, i would recommend birth control pills; if you are trying to conceive - take Progesterone pills (provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10 mg PO qd x 10d) and that will bring on your period. Do not go >3mths without getting a period as risk for endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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How can I get ride of the holes in my face from cyst-acne i still have cyst what can I do for it I have tried almost every thing

How can I get ride of the holes in my face from cyst-acne i still have cyst what can I do for it I have tried almost every thing

Because : Because of the scarring it causes, cystic acne can have a dramatic, negative impact on a person's self-esteem and long-term quality of life. Unfortunately, there aren't any over-the-counter or home remedies that are truly effective for dealing with this issue. On the other hand, there are a number of treatments that dermatologists use to reduce and even eliminate the scarring caused by acne. If you don't already have a physician who offers treatment for acne (including scar removal), find a dermatologist who does. While it takes time to address acne scars, most people are quite pleased with the results. (keep in mind that most dermatologists want your acne to be controlled before they begin treatment for acne scars.) i've attached a link that discusses treatment options for acne scars. I hope things go well! http://www.Acne.Org/acne-scar-treatment.Html. ...Read more

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I got the minera in i can't seem to find or see the string what should I do I try feeling for it i tryen lookin but i can't seem to find it. My lower part of my stomach been hurten my my back. In also how long does it take for my period to come i got the

I got the minera in i can't seem to find or see the string what should I do I try feeling for it i tryen lookin but i can't seem to find it. My lower part of my stomach been hurten my my back. In also how long does it take for my period to come i got the

Many : Many women with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud will not have a period or will have irregular spotting after placement. If you cannot feel the string and are worried about whether it is still there, make an appointment with your doctor. They can check for proper placement with an internal gyne exam and if it is ok, they can show you how to feel for it. In the meantime, until your appointment, use condoms or another form of birth control until you know that your Mirena (levonorgestrel) is still in place. ...Read more

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I have for the past year have been having seizers and want to know if when I get really stressed out could my blood pressure cause them. ?

I have  for the past year have been having seizers and want to know if  when I get really stressed out could my blood pressure cause them. ?

No: Why do you not have your seizures treated With modern medicines you should be able to control them completely However factors making you more liable to seizures are STRESS, GOING WITHOUT FOOD FOR A LONG TIM (HYPOGLYCEMIA) INSUFFICIENT SLEEP, and SEVERE FATIGUE ...Read more

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How do I know I do not have a brain tumor? I recently have been experiencing pains on the left side of my head and getting dizzy from time to time. I had gone to my regular doctor and i was told to wait on the matter a week or so before jumping to any con

How do I know I do not have a brain tumor? I recently have been experiencing pains on the left side of my head and getting dizzy from time to time. I had gone to my regular doctor and i was told to wait on the matter a week or so before jumping to any con

Hello. : Hello. First a question. Are you a perpetual worrier about symptoms when you get them? I will give you an example, when i was in medical school, i worried that i had half the aliments that i learned about. Because, if that is the case, you may be apt to fret much more than the average person. There are so many different possible causes for head pain with intermittent dizziness. Yet, only a tiny (very tiny) percentage of the time, is it caused by a tumor. I would try to keep this in perspective and not let yourself get away with fear. I think your doctor's advice is very good. ...Read more

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I recently just found out I am pregnant and I do not have my gallbladder will that affect the baby in any way?

I recently just found out I am pregnant and I do not have my gallbladder will that affect the baby in any way?

Gallbladder: Your gallbladder is not an essential organ. You and your baby will be fine without it. The gallbladder is a secondary back up and storage reservoir for bile. Bile and your liver are essential for life. Getting a bad gallbladder removed, is a smart health maintenance move. Your pregnancy will have less risk from biliary disease, as bad gallbladder develops commonly during pregnancy. Be well. ...Read more

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How can I know if I having heavy implantation bleeding and not just my period. I also have to lumps in my lower back that have been hurting for years?

How can I know if I  having heavy implantation bleeding and not just my period. I also have to lumps in my lower back that have been hurting for years?

Haven't heard of...: Haven't heard of "heavy implantation bleeding", so if there is vaginal bleeding that looks like the amount of a menstrual period, and around the time of the expected menstrual period, call it a menstrual period. If worried, just do a pregnancy test. A correctly done urine test will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. ...Read more

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I being having a really bad cough that everytime I do I have a bad pressure on my head. Haventh gone to the doctor to get check, should I ?

I being having a really bad cough that everytime I do I have a bad pressure on my head. Haventh gone to the doctor to get check,  should I ?

Cough w/ headache : If you are coughing hard enough to give yourself head pressure or pain, you should go in to get checked. You need to find out why you have the cough, and get your blood pressure checked. ...Read more

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I have had pain in my lower back and it is curving inwards slightly. I am sick of it and i want it to stop. What can I do?

I have had pain in my lower back and it is curving inwards slightly. I am sick of it and i want it to stop. What can I do?

Determine the cause: The first step is to see a doctor and determine the cause. It is probably musculoskeletal. Treatment option include medications, exercises and physical therapy. ...Read more

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I have been having a lot of back problems. Wat would recommend i do. My back is sore all the time?

I have been having a lot of back problems. Wat would  recommend i do. My back is sore all the time?

Let me advice you: Find the reasons for the pain by visiting spine specialist, then you could treat it. ...Read more

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Why do I have stretch marks on my butt? I have cbeen trying to figure this out for over a year. I've never been fat. What can I do to get rid of them?

Why do I have stretch marks on my butt? I have cbeen trying to figure this out for over a year. I've never been fat. What can I do to get rid of them?

Not much: There isn't a lot that you can do about stretch marks. If you are having new stretch marks without being over weight, you should see a doctor to make sure there isn't anything else going on. ...Read more

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Am i getting a shot? I am going for my annual check up and i just turned 12 in january.I am in the sixth grade. Shots scare me a lot and i was just wondering if I have to get one and if I do how many? Also is there any way i can get over my nerves?

Am i getting a shot? I am going for my annual check up and i just turned 12 in january.I am in the sixth grade. Shots scare me a lot and i was just wondering if I have to get one and if I do how many? Also is there any way i can get over my nerves?

Hi, : Hi, i don't know if you will get a shot. Here is something that you can do before you even get in the car to go to the doctor's office. I would also do it when you are getting your shot. Take a deep breath in slowly through your nostrils. Fill your lungs and hold for the count of five. Exhale slowly through your mouth. Don't breath fast. Focus on your breathing - not a shot. Take care. ...Read more

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I don't have a period and cannot get pregnant why? I am 25 years old and do not have a period I have never been on any type of birth control or anything i cannot seem to get pregnant no matter what i do. I went to a dr for this problem awhile back and the

I don't have a period and cannot get pregnant why? I am 25 years old and do not have a period I have never been on any type of birth control or anything i cannot seem to get pregnant no matter what i do. I went to a dr for this problem awhile back and the

Go See Ob/Gyn: It is necessary for you to go see a gynecologist to be evaluated for amenorrhea. It could be for a number of reasons. There is a very common disorder, called polycystic ovarian syndrome or pcos. This is an ovarian dysfunction disorder caused by the ovary not processing the pituitary hormones correctly, leading to the lack of ovulation. Without ovulation, there is no subsequent menses or pregnancy. ...Read more

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Since I have had my son I have a hard time controlling my pee i always have to run to the bathroom is there something i can do to help this problem?

Since I have had my son  I have a hard time controlling my pee i always have to run to the bathroom is there something i can do to help this problem?

Urinary urgency: Urinary urgency and urge incontinence, while common, are often symptoms of other bladder issues such as infection, inflammation, bladder injury among others. I would recommend that you see a urologist for a thorough evaluation which may include cystoscopy and possibly urodynamics testing. ...Read more

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I have a crack that goes from front to back in my skull don't know how I got it.. Could that habe any thing to do with the headaches I always get an my ability to learn?

I have a crack that goes from front to back in my skull don't know how I got it.. Could that habe any thing to do with the headaches I always get an my ability to learn?

Causes of headaches: The crack in your skull is normal from front to back of the skull. This is the parietal sutures that close soon after birth. The headaches you are experiencing may be related to stress headaches, migraines, nerve compression from your neck or other causes. First i would go for a diagnostic MRI of your brain. If normal scan, i would search for other mitigating factors for the cause of your headache. ...Read more

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I have been out of shape since having my baby. What can I do to get back in it?

Gradually resume : Gradually resume exercise. A combination of cardio and weight training may work best. Choose exercises you enjoy and can maintain. Begin with short durations (10-20 minutes) on nonconsecutive days. Increase duration 10-20% each week. Add in new types of exercise one at a time. ...Read more

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I am completely out of shape. How can I get back into shape? What will i need to do?

I am completely out of shape. How can I get back into shape? What will i need to do?

Exercise: You need to use the computer less and spend more time exercising. You also need to watch your diet. It helps to have a buddy to exercise together. You can join a gym or join social groups that go walking, jogging, hiking, biking. You can also try a supervised medial weight loss program. They can give you a diet to follow but it's up to you to follow it. ...Read more

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So I haven't been to my soccer practice in over a week and I usually do a lot of cardio. Can you get out of shape in a week?

So I haven't been to my soccer practice in over a week and I usually do a lot of cardio. Can you get out of shape in a week?

Hardly.: At your age, and history of doing a lot of cardio as part of your fitness routine, it would take more than a week's lay off to effectively get you out of shape. This is assuming, however, that your down time was not due to some serious illness or incapacitation. ...Read more

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Ok, I am totally out of shape. Worst in my life, due to work, family, life. What do I do to get healthy again at 58?

Ok, I am totally out of shape. Worst in my life, due to work, family, life. What do I do to get healthy again at 58?

Just start: The first step in completing any hard task is to just start. Unless you have any pre-existing medical conditions or health concerns, start slowly & add volume and intensity in small increments. Mix in both cardio and resistance exercises. Shoot for at least 20 minutes/day and 3/week and build from there. Try different exercises to find what you enjoy. If there are health concerns, talk to your doc. ...Read more

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I've been out of shape for so long that I don't think there is a chance for me to become healthy again. What can I do?

I've been out of shape for so long that I don't think there is a chance for me to become healthy again. What can I do?

Never too late: First, see your doctor for a check-up and discuss what type of diet and exercise program is right for you. It is never too late. There may be limitations but you can still do things to improve your health. You have more to lose by not trying something. ...Read more

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How can I accept my post-baby body? It's so out-of-shape.

How can I accept my post-baby body?  It's so out-of-shape.

Dont: Remind yourself that going through this allowed you to bring another life into the world and one that you care about deeply. You don't have to accept the changes that have occurred though. It will just take time to get back into shape. Exercise, eat correctly and avoid fast food and you should be well on your way to regaining your health and vigor. ...Read more

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

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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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What should I do to recover from pain in spine after heavy lifting? Kinda out of shape and pudgy but used to lifting heavy boxes.

Core strengthening: 1st, allow your body to recover for a day or 2. Next, commit to a feasible three-pronged approach to improve your health/fitness. Weight loss will happen if you commit to all 3 aspects. Eat less at each meal striving for a well balanced diet. Increase your aerobic fitness by initially walking 30+ min. 3-5 days per wk. Work on core (abdominal) strengthening exercises. Say goodbye to back pain! ...Read more

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Healthy way for a teenager to lose 20 pounds? I had my spine reconstructed last august and got horribly out of shape during my recovery.

Healthy way for a teenager to lose 20 pounds? I had my spine reconstructed last august and got horribly out of shape during my recovery.

Calorie reduction: Losing weight is not just about exercising but calorie restriction is vital. You'll still need to balance your calories properly. Find a physician to get a plan of action or a nutritionist who can help you figure out the best kinda of diet for you. ...Read more

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Does being out of shape cause spine pain when picking up heavy things?

It can: If your back and abdominal muscles are weak, lifting heavy objects can cause increased back pain. The best preventive treatment would be to strengthen the lower back and amdominal muscles along with increasing back and hamstring flexibility. ...Read more

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I've been overweight my whole life. I've started working out to lose weight but feel sick after. Is this because i'm so out of shape? 24f, 5'4 160lbs.

I've been overweight my whole life. I've started working out to lose weight but feel sick after. Is this because i'm so out of shape? 24f, 5'4 160lbs.

Exercise: If you're new to exercise what you're feeling isn't unusual, especially if you are perhaps overdoing it a bit. You should start feeling much better after about 6 weeks. If not get checked to be sure nothing is doing. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old and my joins and muscles always hurt especially my back. I feel like i'm 80 years old. Is it that i'm just out of shape?

I am 20 years old and my joins and muscles always hurt especially my back. I feel like i'm 80 years old. Is it that i'm just out of shape?

Listen to your body: It's natural to rationalize symptoms, but it isn't always wise. If you ask the doctor about every twinge, you are probably overdoing it. On the other hand, taking seriously a significant amount of pain or dysfunction is not at all inappropriate, and may lead to important interventions. In your case, i might consider psoriatic arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. A rheumatologist could help. ...Read more

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I shoot meth and im only 100lbs but out of shape i get winded easily what excercises are safe that wont cause interactions with my drug use ?

I shoot meth and im only 100lbs but out of shape i get winded easily what excercises are safe that wont cause interactions with my drug use ?

Seriously,: It may be a really good thig that you are asking for suggestions at all. I hope that as you move towrd getting into better shape you drop the meth - it's really bad for people. Stretching exercises (yoga lite) are good for starters, Pilates too. Core walking. Cut down or off smoking if you can. Be patient! Best wishes! ...Read more

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Broke my nose last night its bent out of shape couldt push it back is it better to die than have a crooked nose?

Broke my nose last night its bent out of shape couldt push it back is it better to die than have a crooked nose?

Not sure what u mean: You are going to die sometime. A crooked nose won't change death or when it happens. Living might be less nice if the injury affects the airway. If you want to look better at your own funeral i suggest getting it fixed. ...Read more

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Im out of shape, my hr got up to 186 on a 2 mile jog, took about 12 minutes to go back down to 90 is this bad? I have POTS ...clean echos/stress test

Im out of shape, my hr got up to 186 on a 2 mile jog, took about 12 minutes to go back down to  90 is this bad? I have POTS ...clean echos/stress test

How did you feel?: How do you feel during these jogs? Your maximal predicted heart rate is 192 and the combination of being "out of shape", POTS and other factors might certainly contribute to the delay in your heart rate decline after exercise. This may improve as you become better conditioned. For many people with POTS at your age, the tachycardia improves over time. Follow your progress with your doctor! ...Read more

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If i get out of breath easily does it mean I have heart trouble or i'm just out of shape?

If i get out of breath easily does it mean I have heart trouble or i'm just out of shape?

Deconditioning: In general it means you are out of shape but for some people it is a sign that they have a problem with their cardiopulmonary system. ...Read more

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Not every time, But sometimes when I start exercising and my heart rate gets faster I get palpitations. Is it from being out of shape?more serious?

Not every time, But sometimes when I start exercising and my heart rate gets faster I get palpitations. Is it from being out of shape?more serious?

Palpitations: Palpitations is a symptom that feels like heart pounding when at rest!!! It is normal to feel pounding sensation in your chest during or immediately after exercise. Try and differentiate what you are experiencing and let your primary doc know. ...Read more