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Play Sports Flu
No fever.: One hard and fast rule I like to tell patients is to not play sports when you have a fever. That being said, there's no mandatory waiting period for sports after having the flu, but if you're still feeling fatigued, don't have the same energy - you can expect that you won't perform as well... Your reflexes won't be the same and you'll be prone to injuries.See 1 more doctor answer
It may be easier to exercise earlier in your pregnancy than during the last three months (third trimester) of pregnancy. Choosing safe exercises for you and your baby is important because some positions, as your weight and balance change, may become uncomfortable or have potentially harmful effects. After 20 weeks of pregnancy, you should not do exercises that require lying flat on your back, because this position may make ...Read more
Find out why first.: If you don't have a diagnosis yet, it's important to see a doc to find out why. Fever is your body's way to fight infection or inflammation. If you have a URI, you should sit out from sports so you don't infect your team mates. Athletic exertion can divert needed energy away from your natural defense mechanisms, so take it easy a few days and let your body fight the infection.See 1 more doctor answer
Because body needs: To heal. If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent.
It depends: On which sport and how much pressure you put on your abdomen, assuming you are talking about an inguinal hernia. If it causes pain or discomfort, you should stop immediately. Definitive cure is surgical repair, which you will need for sure sometime during your lifetime. Better to get it done earlier than later, when hernia is larger and operation becomes more difficult.
We should make it so: Asthma treatments have improved immensely since the days when asthmatics were told to "slow down"; this is no longer acceptable. Inactivity leads to deconditioning, adding to the work of breathing. It is still true that the vast majority respond to pre-sport use of a bronchodilator (albuterol/levalbuterol). Allergies, sinusitis, GERD, VCD, obesity can all complicate matters; many options. Get help.See 1 more doctor answer
Caution is best: Our experience with professional sports injuries indicates a high incidence of post-traumatic encephalopathy due to repetitive head injuries. At one point we were far more lenient, but the consensus suggests it is safer to wait up to 4-6 weeks after a significant concussion.See 2 more doctor answers
Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete rest. The more strain you place on your brain while it is attempting to heal, the more likely it is to slow down the healing process. You should not return to your regular physical activities until your are completely symptom free and back to normal.See 3 more doctor answers
Depends: You may not like your sports performance when hindered by a pinched nerve.
May be Endurance: Very commonly this is an overall conditioning or endurance issue. It's important to gradually work into an exercise program or conditioning schedule. You may feel tired simply because your body isn't used to it. Also can be a hydration or energy issue - want to make sure to stay well hydrated, eat well before exercise.See 1 more doctor answer
May be Endurance: Very commonly this is an overall conditioning or endurance issue. It's important to gradually work into an exercise program or conditioning schedule. You may feel tired simply because your body isn't used to it. Also can be a hydration or energy issue - want to make sure to stay well hydrated, eat well before exercise.
Depends...: Return to sport after an acl tear depends on if you are able to compensate for the torn ligament with strength of the surrounding muscles. You will be able to get back to in-line sports on even surfaces more quickly. A physical therapist can help guide you. If you are having episodes of instability, you are progressing too quickly.See 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: This sounds like a great idea. I hope athletics will remain a lifetime source of enjoyment and health for you.
10-12 weeks: Whipple procedure is done for tumor in the head of the pancreas or duodenum and is a major procedure with a fairly high rate of complications. Most are done open but some are done laparoscopically or by robotic surgery. The recovery, assuming no complications that delay recovery, is 6-8 weeks, then gradual increase in activity. You do not state what sport, but play it safe, check with your md.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends in part on your age and the flexibility of the deformity. If it is flexible, then postural exercises emphasizing extension and also stretching can help; if it is rigid that is of limited benefit. Don't hesitate to be seen by a doctor to discuss further.
Sure: I can't see any contra-indication at all!See 1 more doctor answer
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