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Is It Safe To Do Long Strenuous Hikes And Weight Training If I Have Copd
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe to take whey protein as a supplementary for weight training for a long time? Is there any potential chronic side effect for consumers?
Yes: No long term side effects from taking whey proteins. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Potentially Long: COPD is not a death sentence. It can be treated quite effectively, and many patients live long, productive lives despite their diagnosis. The prognosis of COPD varies greatly, depending on its severity and how much lung function has been lost. And it is important to get regular follow up, take your treatments regularly, get all important vaccines (especially flu and pneumovax). And, stop smoking. ...Read more
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