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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
See physiatrist: A physiatrist or sports med doc can evaluate you (in the context of what sports you play or activities you do for work) and can make recommendations to keep you active while fixing the problem. ...Read more
Absolutely: You probably do not want to play tackle for the nfl if your bones are somewhat more likely to break than the next person's, but you have a wide variety of sports to choose from. I love to swim; bicycling's another great low-impact sport, and your physician can help you weight the risk-benefit of medium-impact sports. The severity of paget's varies greatly. Good luck. ...Read more
Absolutely...: One of the great things about contact lenses is the freedom they give you when playing sports. They can also improve your performance depending on what kind and how great your refractive error. Remember though, glasses do offer protection, especially in racket sports and other sports where there might be contact with flying objects, fingers, etc. Do not forget to wear eye protection as needed. ...Read more
W mild to moderate: Hemophilia yes. One must be quite cautious with exercise with a severe condition. All forms of activity should be d/w the patient's physician beforehand. He following sports are considered safe if you have mild to moderate hemophilia: archery, aquatics, elliptical machine, stationary bike, frisbee, golf, hiking, tai chi, swimming & walking. Heavy exertion, power lifting & contact sports are not. ...Read more
Try other things: Work out the unaffected parts of your body. For instance if you hurt your right shoulder, then do more with your left arm and legs and do more cardio. Also it may be time to work more on a healthy diet to help you stay in shape. Keep a positive attitude, you'll be back on the field in no time. ...Read more
No but yes!: Every child needs physical activity, not only for physical health, but also mental health. However, activities must be tailored to likes and dislikes. A quote of mine! "what is the difference between play and exercise? It is like sex versus artificial insemination. If you enjoy it, no one has to force you to do it! " it is important to enjoy physical activity, since it carries over to adulhood! ...Read more
Practice: Work with him on his weaknesses, practice practice practice, focus on sports that he can keep up with better. Compare him to him only, and make note how he is doing better this week compared to last. Depending on the ages, it may be good to talk with the parents of some of his friends to explain to their kids to be patient with him and encourage him. ...Read more
What are you eating?:
You need a well-rounded plan that also addresses what your are eating, one that gives you high nutrient content (brightly colored fruits and vegetables) and not "empty" calories.
You need to see a doctor, though, for a full medical evaluation to make sure you are healthy, and not gaining weight because of a thyroid problem, for example. ...Read more
What do doctors do when you get a physical so you can play sports? Are they just making sure nothing is broken?
Sports Physical: The medical exam that is done prior to participating in a sport or activity is helpful to determine if certain risk factors exist or an activity should be modified. The history of the patient is the most useful information because it can alert the doctor to a need for further testing or exams. A sports physical does not eliminate the potential for health risks but may help in preventing problem ...Read more
Diagnosed with pfs going 2 pt not helping had for 2 years wake up at night hurting bad mostly hurts in evening+morning what to do next I play sports?
Many effective Rx's: Night splinting, daily stretching, occasional cortisone injections as well as more contemporary treatments such as extra corporal shock wave therapy and platelet rich plasma injections have shown some promising results. Contact an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist or podiatrist to discuss further. ...Read more
I eat a lot of unhealthy food (not fast food) but I always exercise every day and I play sports is there any foods you would recommend for an athlete?
I strongly recommend that you go to the internet and look for "NuVal".
This will take you through the good, not so good, and bad eating habits.
Your athleticism will improve as your eating habits improve. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Several reasons: Depends on where you get them and if any other symptoms or underlying condition. Simple muscle spasms can be due to tight or deconditioned tendons and muscles, lack of hydration or electrolytes. Sometimes it can be a secondary, reactive issue due to an underlying problem such as nerve irritation. ...Read more
Wilson's Dz: Left untreated, wilson's disease tends to become progressively worse and is eventually fatal. With early detection and treatment, most of those affected can live relatively normal lives. Liver and neurologic damage that occurs prior to treatment may improve, but it is often permanent. Best wishes. ...Read more
Energy: Congratulations on being physically active. This provides many healthful benefits, as well as burning calories for weight control. If you are not losing the weight you desire, then you likely need to reduce your caloric intake so that it is less than your energy expenditure. Doing so while maintaining a well rounded and nutritiious diet will assist you on achieving your goals. ...Read more
Not all competitive:
Childhood is not a rehearsal for adulthood. Kids should play sports to learn about team work, make new friends, learn a new skill and exercise.
What is a "top player" in little league? ...Read more
I want to play sports but I have to do a sports physical first. What do they do at them & do I get drug tested?
HaveFunPlayingStoned: Ask them. Wouldn't hurt. Just wear a bag on your head and disguise your voice. Oh, or use the phone. A sports physical always includes a routine physical exam. The rest depends on your scholarly jurisdiction and the discretion of the examining physician. Sometimes it's blood, sometimes, x-rays or heart tests, most of the time nothing extra. Depends on what they find or what you tell them. Consent is required ...Read more
I am a bangladeshi and I m 24 years old. I often play sports but unlike atheletes or professional sportsmen my stamina is relatively low. What cn I do?
Endurance training: Have you tried doing more aerobic-types of activity? Running, biking, nordic skiing, just to name a few sports, that when done over time will boost your endurance. It's best to start slowly and increase the duration maybe 10' every 10 days or so. Begin by trying to sustain a"talking" type pace for 20'. Once you're able to do this effortlessly, increase the duration, but no more than 10'/10 days. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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