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A 19 year old male was diagnosed with a bulging/herniateddisc, 6 months ago. Since then, he has gained weight andis now trying to lose weight, but excercise hurts his back.Recommendations?
Lifestyle adjustment: The back pain treatment includes: back support, exercise regimen, good sleep, weight control, not smoking, heat/ice applications as well as avoiding prolonged sedentary positions with activity modification. One can use over the counter meds if no medical reasons that prevent use. Weight loss has been shown to be dependent primarily on diet, not exercise. See physical therapist to learn exercises. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How serious is a %50-%75 ddd and bulging disc for a 28 yrs old male? My whole back muscles hurts so bad when i stand for +5 minutes for 1 month. Help please
Depends: In order to give you a more informed answer would need more information. You say you have discomfort for the past month. If there was no significant precipitating event, then likely you are experiencing muscle spasm radiating up and down the spine. The location of the narrowing (50-70%) depends on the location in the spine to say how serious it is for you. ...Read more
Here's why: A man with prominent veins very likely has little body fat and also has more blood on board -- it's stored in the veins of the body. Some of this is genetic, and some reflects fitness training. An aerobic athlete is likely to have 20-30% more blood volume, which explains why track athletes tend to have veiny arms. Heavy muscles on the thoracic inlet may also make arm veins prominent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a male and i feel my stomach left and right side are pumped or a bulge. What can be the reason? Your quick reply is highly appreciated
I am a 26 yr old male and i feel my stomach left and right side are pumped or a bulge. What can be the reason? Your quick reply is highly appreciated
Get an X-ray : Get an abdominal X-ray to make sure there are no structural problems ...Read more
How often does a l5-s1 small protrusion disc / bulging disc shrink over time for a middle-age male? Period? And what helps it to shrink? Please help.
Several things : That have been demonstrated aboit disc herniations include the fact that 66% of them shrink or resolve by 6 monthsvas demonstrated by sequential mris. 90% of disc herniations are treated non operatively while bulging discs are normal and not problematic. Regular exercise, weight control as well as not smoking are key to maintaining a healthy back. ...Read more
Very prominent neck vein on left side almost bulging starting right above collarbone, doctor says its normal but what could cause this ? Male 21 150lb
Anomaly: or a less common anatomic variance may explain this. Concern is raised if this is new or worsening or if other associated signs and symptoms are present. It can be an initial manifestation of SVC syndrome which had multiple causes, generally caused by mass effect on the major blood vessels. ...Read more