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Doctor insights on: Muscle Stimulation Dangers

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Is electrical muscle stimulation dangerous for your heart?

Is electrical muscle stimulation dangerous for your heart?

It could be: It could be if you have a pacemaker or electricaldefibrillator, since the muscle stimulation could induce falsely icd firings. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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How can stimulation help in muscle rehabilitation?

How can stimulation help in muscle rehabilitation?

Exercise substitute: Inactive muscle cells eventually die, and they can't be replaced. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation is designed to deliver small electrical stimulations to trigger skeletal muscles (as opposed to gut muscles) to contract without needing to physically perform exercise. Such treatments are only helpful in certain conditions, with more effectiveness at maintaining rather than building muscle mass. ...Read more

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Can electrical muscle stimulation really help build muscle?

Can electrical muscle stimulation really help build muscle?

Not much.: Muscle hypertrophy is maximed when the nerve to the muscle tells it to contract. Some benefit can occur, but is slight compared to "real" exercise. Can help to prevent muscle atrophy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: electrical muscle stimulation?

What is the definition or description of: electrical muscle stimulation?

Therapeutic def: Ems can be used as a therapeutic or cosmetic tool. There are over the counter and prescription devices. The fda have certified ems devices for the following: relaxation of muscle spasms; prevention or slowing of disuse atrophy; increasing local blood circulation; muscle re-education; and immediate post-surgical stimulation of calf muscles to prevent venous thrombosis. ...Read more

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Can electrical muscle stimulation be an alternative to active stretching?

No: Ems causes muscles to contract and may help to strengthen muscles. You still have to stretch to gain muscle length and flexibility. ...Read more

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Can electrical muscle stimulation be an alternative to muscle stretching?

Can electrical muscle stimulation be an alternative to muscle stretching?

Contracts muscles: Muscle stimulation causes muscle to contract so it really is not an alternative to muscle stretching. Some feel it is useful for strengthening muscles. ...Read more

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Can electrical muscle stimulation really build muscle or is it just a gimmick?

Can electrical muscle stimulation really build muscle or is it just a gimmick?

Build muscle: Dr. Kots was able to show, using a tensiometric device, that the muscle tension produced in a maximal ems contraction can be up to 30% higher than a maximal voluntary contraction. This finding was corroborated by independent studies and makes intuitive sense, given the nature of the body's energy conservation system. This paper was published 1973 in montreal concordia univ by dr. Kots of ussr. ...Read more

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Is electrical muscle stimulation a marketing scam or does it really build muscle?

Is electrical muscle stimulation a marketing scam or does it really build muscle?

Build muscle: Dr. Kots was able to show, using a tensiometric device, that the muscle tension produced in a maximal ems contraction can be up to 30% higher than a maximal voluntary contraction. This finding was corroborated by independent studies and makes intuitive sense, given the nature of the body's energy conservation system. This paper was published 1973 in montreal concordia univ by dr. Kots of ussr. ...Read more

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Has anyone obtained effective results in toning up by using electrical muscle stimulation?

Has anyone obtained effective results in toning up by using electrical muscle stimulation?

YES: Filipovic, kleinöder dörmann, an mester in a review published in 2011 (j strength cond res. 2011 nov 5) found that ems could increase fitness and performance. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of muscle stimulation therapy?

Increased Strength: If the muscles are stimulated, by most any means, then they will become stronger, have more power and enable that muscle to do what it is supposed to do. If all muscles become stronger, then they will act in concert to give better function, mobility and performance. ...Read more

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Does electrical stimulation hurt or help your muscles?

It can do both: It can stimulate a damaged muscle to make it work or it can over stimulate a musscle and damage it. ...Read more

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Does electrical muscle stimulation help build muscle mass?

Does electrical muscle stimulation help build muscle mass?

Probably not: Electric stimulators have a use in rehab, they keep muscles from atrophying. But there is no evidence that they build muscle, although it's easy to believe that they would. I remain skeptical.
But you know what does build muscle? Exercise! ...Read more

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Can electrical muscle stimulation (ems) technology help tone up muscles?

YES: Filipovic, kleinöder dörmann, an mester in a review published in 2011 (j strength cond res. 2011 nov 5) found that ems could increase fitness and performance. ...Read more

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Ems (electrical muscle stimulation) unit - is this useful for building up my muscle tone?

YES: Filipovic, kleinöder dörmann, an mester in a review published in 2011 (j strength cond res. 2011 nov 5) found that ems could increase fitness and performance. ...Read more

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Does electrical muscle stimulation have some bad effects for your heart?

Does electrical muscle stimulation have some bad effects for your heart?

Usually no: Normal therapeutic electrical stimulation of the muscles of the body will stimulate the skeletal muscles only. The heart will be unaffected. A tens unit or similar device will not affect the heart.
However, it is possible under extra-ordinary situations to effect the heart with electrical stimulation. People with pacemakers can be affected. Recently, a report that a taser device could affect it. ...Read more

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Does ems (electrical muscle stimulation) belts help you burn fat or is it just marketing hype?

Build muscle: Dr. Kots was able to show, using a tensiometric device, that the muscle tension produced in a maximal ems contraction can be up to 30% higher than a maximal voluntary contraction. This finding was corroborated by independent studies and makes intuitive sense, given the nature of the body's energy conservation system. This paper was published 1973 in montreal concordia univ by dr. Kots of ussr. ...Read more

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Can a muscle stimulator be used for electrical stimulation to the male genitals?

Can a muscle stimulator be used for electrical stimulation to the male genitals?

Not recommended: The muscles of the penis are different from the other muscles you can reach with a stimulator. They are not voluntary, skeletal muscles. They are literally governed by a different nervous system (though many people already suspected that). ...Read more

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Does ems (electrical muscle stimulation) help you burn fat or just tone your abbs?

Does ems (electrical muscle stimulation) help you burn fat or just tone your abbs?

Neither really: Ems has been around a long time and if really helpful would have supplanted real exercise by now. Toss it to the side, eat better, and get some exercise. Keep it around for bell's palsy or swallowing problems from a stroke I suppose but any significant results are likely not due to having that strapped on. ...Read more

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I was wondering is electric stimulation and short wave therapy for shoulder muscle treatment the same?

I was wondering is electric stimulation and short wave therapy for shoulder muscle treatment the same?

No: Electrical Stimulation is just that an electric current that discharges rapidly into the skin and muscles to release natural endorphins and sensations to relieve pain. Short Wave Diathermy is a type of microwave beam that heats the tissue below the surface of the skin to help bring collateral blood flow to heal tissue. ...Read more

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Is electrical muscle stimulation machine for physical therepy for a previous shoulder dislocation helpful?

Is electrical muscle stimulation machine for physical therepy for a previous shoulder dislocation helpful?

Yes.: It can improve muscle and nerve function, and improve circulation to the area. A damaged area of tissue will have altered voltage on the surface of the cells. The status of this voltage can affect healing, especially if it is low. I do not see much downside to using it in conjunction with other therapy. ...Read more

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Is electric stimulation and short wave therapy for shoulder muscle treatment both equally effective? Please advise!

Is electric stimulation and short wave therapy for shoulder muscle treatment both equally effective? Please advise!

Apples and oranges: Ask the provider (s) for referral sources and to help you deal w/ your specific type of pain in choosing. For some, apples hit the spot - others will pick an orange. Neither is credited by many physicians. You may need o try for yourself. ...Read more

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I have weak anal muscles that cause soiling after passing stool for several hours. I've done 6 sessions of galvanic stimulation but with no noticeable improvement Does that mean it won't work? Or how long would it take to notice improvement?

I have weak anal muscles that cause soiling after passing stool for several hours. I've done 6 sessions of galvanic stimulation but with no noticeable improvement Does that mean it won't work? Or how long would it take to notice improvement?

There are: Also EXERCISES which may be very helpful! I suggest you consult a Gastroenterologist with expertise in ANAL MOTILITY! (YES there are such experts in the treatment of your condition!
Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Is muscle biopsy dangerous?

Muscle biopsy: Not at all, it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Can muscle biopsy be dangerous? What are complications?

Can muscle biopsy be dangerous? What are complications?

No, but why do you: Need muscle biopsy? The need for muscle biopsy is not routine. The biopsy process is not dangerous. The complications may include, bleeding at the site, infection and hypertrophic scar. Do not let the risk of these complications keep you from getting the biopsy as complications are uncommon. ...Read more

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If adenomyosis is almost touching the muscle wall is it dangerous?

If adenomyosis is almost touching the muscle wall is it dangerous?

No: Adenomyosis isn't life-threatening. However it can cause annoying symptoms such as painful, heavy periods. How it is treated depends on how severe the symptoms are. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about dangers of using steroids to increase muscle?

Can you please tell me about dangers of using steroids to increase muscle?

Don't do it: Forgive my frankness -- everybody I know who's tried has been sorry. Breaking the law. You are cheating. Personality changes that will alienate those who love you. Your testes shrink, you are likely to get breast development, and this is no way to impress women. Bad-cholesterol goes up, hair loss accelerates. You'll look big but ugly -- most women very much prefer a natural bodybuilder. ...Read more

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For weight gains and build lean muscles I start serving serious mass weight gainer, is this product has side effects or dangerous?

For weight gains and build lean muscles I start serving serious mass weight gainer, is this product has side effects or dangerous?

Be careful: Depends which country you are in. In some countries regulation around these products are a bit loose and cases of safety concerns have occurred. Safest to work with a sports physician or physiotherapist and get specific advice for your individual situation ...Read more

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I was wondering are muscle spasms in neck dangerous?

Generally they are -: Not. But the reason for the spasms must be diagnosed properly. See your pcp and get evaluated and treated and also to ensure they don't come back.
Good luck. ...Read more