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I've just started weight training how long till I see significant muscle mass and what foods can I eat and what drinks can I drink?

I've just started weight training how long till I see significant muscle mass and what foods can I eat and what drinks can I drink?

Patience: Building muscle takes time and effort. Depending on your age, fitness level, body composition, etc. You may see a difference within a month, but it will take 3 months or so to build significant mass. In a study of div i football players, they put on about 12 pounds in 3 months. With the increased exercise, you will need extra calories and protein, but if you overdo it, the extra gets stored as fat. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, otherwise known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus for most days three months out of the year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. COPD is commonly associated with smoking. ...Read more


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Is it safe to do long strenuous hikes and weight training if I have copd?

Is it safe to do long strenuous hikes and weight training if I have copd?

Maybe...: Only your doctor can answer this for sure after a thorough evaluation. You may need pulmonary rehab where you exercise while being monitored to determine what exercise is safe for you and whether you need supplemental oxygen while exercising. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How long can you live with COPD after diagnosed?

How long can you live with COPD after diagnosed?

A long time: Although it depends a little on how severe the COPD is, for the most part, you can live a very long time with copd. I have patients with COPD getting treatment who live a very long time, and they have good, healthy, happy lives. If you get diagnosed with copd, see a doctor and get treated. You can really have a productive life despite the disease. ...Read more

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How long can someone live with mild to moderate copd?

How long can someone live with mild to moderate copd?

Optimistic!: Good treatment is available for maintenance of COPD patients. Prognosis is good for those who are compliant with doctor's advice! ...Read more

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About how long does one stay in each stage of COPD? What does it depend on.?

About how long does one stay in each stage of COPD? What does it depend on.?

Depends: If otherwise healthy and following proscribed health regimen, can stay in current stage for lifetime and even improve marginally. In a person who has stopped smoking, the primary cause for step-wise decreases in lung function is respiratory infection. Be wary of sick contacts, practice good hygiene and get appropriate vaccines. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I lose weight if I have COPD and can't exercise?

How do I lose weight if I have COPD and can't exercise?

Start slow: You don't need to run to lose weight. Even walking will help you lose weight. In the beginning, walk for very short distance, take break and then walk again and slowly it will improve. Also, optimize the COPD with medications and smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Why does a COPD patient have a prolonged exhalation time?

Narrowed Plumming: Through means we do not completely understand, people with COPD have narrowing of the tubes that deliver air to sacs in the lung where oxygen is absorbed. This is probably due to prolonged exposure to irritants that damage the tissue. The pressure from breathing out can further compress the tubes. The smaller the tube the longer it takes the air to pass. ...Read more

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Why does this COPD patient have a prolonged exhalation time?

COPD: COPD stands for for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The term obstructive refers to the impaired ability to exhale due to damaged lung and/or airways. ...Read more

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How long after a COPD exacerbation can I start with rehab? Thanks.

How long after a COPD exacerbation can I start with rehab?   Thanks.

Yes.: The sooner the better. You may not be able to do all you want but you will in the next 6 wks. Your fev1 declines following an exacerbation. This may take 90 days to reach your previous level. Excersise will not change this but you will feel better and not loose any gains you had before you were sick. Make sure its an all inclusive program. ...Read more

Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more