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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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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


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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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General anesthesia in hospital to have a back molar pulled. Is it safe? How long will I be out? I have hypothyroidism. COPD anxiety.

General anesthesia in hospital to have a back molar pulled. Is it safe?  How long will I be out?  I have hypothyroidism. COPD anxiety.

Very safe: You'll be out as long as the procedure takes, but you probably won't remember that day. General anesthesia in a hospital with an anesthesiologist (anesthetist) has never been safer. ...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?

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

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How long can an 84 year old survive after recently having been diagnosed with copd?

How long can an 84 year old survive after recently having been diagnosed with copd?

Depends...: COPD is a slowly progressive disease. The rate of progression is determined by many factors including age, disease severity at diagnosis, whether smoking is continued, presence of other disease states, etc. In order to answer this question for a particular person, see your doctor so the case specifics can be reviewed! ...Read more

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How long can a person live with last stag COPD and langerhands cell histiocytosis ?

Depends: COPD is progressive, histiocytosis is more indolent. Pulm rehab and bronchodilator rx can prolong life, but consideration for lung transplant should be under consideration for progressive disease. The life span of advanced COPD with hystiocytosis is around 5-6 yr. ...Read more

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How do I need to chance my oxygen settings if I have COPD and I need to go on a long flight?

No chane needed: Airplane cabins are pressurized so you should not need to change your oxygen settings. You will need to make arrangements so you can bring oxygen with you ont eh airlines. ...Read more

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How long can someone expect to live with COPD without treatment?

How long can someone expect to live with COPD without treatment?

Depends: It depends on many things: (1) how severe the COPD is; (2) how many symptoms you have from it; (3) if you are still smoking or not. Some people have very mild COPD that doesn't need treatment and can live a long time with it. Others need inhalers and other treatments; others may need oxygen. So, it really depends on how bad it is and what other factors are present. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it safe to try alternative therapies to treat copd?

Depends: What are the alternative therapies and are these in place of standard treatment? For instance massage and exercise programs are beneficial and safe. Questionable medications, herbal supplements and accupuncture have little evidence to support their use. ...Read more

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I have COPD and i'm pregnant is it safe to carry this baby foul term?

Emphysema and Baby: I think the only one's that can answer that question are those providing care for you; those who know your pulmonary function results and how much lung capacity you have. All of us here would wish you the very best but none would inject speculation into your situation. ...Read more

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I have copd. What kind of allergy medication is safe to take with diazepam?

I have copd. What kind of allergy medication is safe to take with diazepam?

Most new ones: Antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine), Allegra (fexofenadiine) and even zyrtec (cetirizine) are safe to take with other medications in persons with copd. It's best to avoid antihistamines that cause drowsiness (like benadryl) as this side effect may be worsened with diazepam. The most effective treatment for nasal allergies is nasal steroid sprays with no interaction with diazepam. ...Read more

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Could you advise what allergy medication is safe to take with diazepam and copd?

Could you advise what allergy medication is safe to take with diazepam and copd?

Med interaction: There are many medications that are used to treated allergies. I supposed your question mentioning about over the counter allergy medications. They are usually safe to take together with diazepam and when you have a diagnosis of copd. First generation otc allergy med like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is also drowsy so precaution should be taken when you also take diazepam. ...Read more

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9wks preg. HiRk due 2 asthma, pulm sten, heart mur, copd. Is there any exercise thats considered safe while being high risk?

9wks preg. HiRk due 2 asthma, pulm sten, heart mur, copd. Is there any exercise thats considered safe while being high risk?

Think differently : Don't know. Check with your cardiologist/ pulmonary about exercises. I propose you to treat the cause of asthma which is usually environmental such as inhalants dust molds pollens and hidden food allergy. This may take enough stress off your lungs and heart and also reduce need for asthma meds. And relieve resp distress.To learn more Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com ...Read more

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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


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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more