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Can i play sports sports with high blood preasure football

Can i play sports sports with high blood preasure football

Depends: High blood pressure should be managed before playing high intensity sports (like football) to prevent short and long term cardiovascular complications. See your doctor for recommendations on lowering it and for clearance to play. They may need to do more of a work up to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein
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Mono (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono, is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more


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Can I play football with pneumonia?

Can I play football with pneumonia?

Not Advisable: Besides physically limiting your ability to perform at your best, you increase the risk of more damage. With elevated white counts from infections, the spleen may be enlarged and at risk to rupture if hit. Playing when impaired, can increase your risk of injuries. Symptoms from the pneumonia could mask more serious injuries that result from play. If contageous, you'll likely spread the illness. ...Read more

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Should people with hemophilia exercise and play sports?

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

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Can i play sports with a hernia?

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

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Should you play soccer with a cold?

Should you play soccer with a cold?

Soccer: If you aren't having high fever or coughing phlegm, which can make you contagious to other players, and able to stay well hydrated then playing soccer with a mild cold would be ok. If you feel lightheaded or easily fatigued you should stop playing. ...Read more

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Being dianosed with nonobstructive cardiomyopathy as a child, can he/she play any sports at all ie basketball or baseball?

Being dianosed with nonobstructive cardiomyopathy as a child, can he/she play any sports at all ie basketball or baseball?

Limited activity: I assume you are referring to non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Sports are limited due to the risk of a serious or fatal arrhythmia occurring. The cardiologist managing the patient can be more specific regarding limitations. ...Read more

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Can children with a shunt play a physical sport such as football ?

Can children with a shunt play a physical sport such as football ?

Shunt & sports: the best one to answer your question in his pediatrician or neurologist, they know his condition & will be able to help you out or tell which sport is best for him. Good luck ...Read more

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Can someone play football with wpw?

Can someone play football with wpw?

Not impossible: Wpw can be associated with a risk of sudden death in some patients so a blanket answer is inappropriate. For an individual with WPW an evaluation by a cardiologist or electrophysiologic cardiologist may indicate either high or lower risk. An ablation procedure to remove the WPW may minimize the risk of sport if there is a great drive to participate. ...Read more

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Can you play basketball with a torn acl?

Can you play basketball with a torn acl?

Incomplete tear?: If the tear is complete, forget it. If the tear is minor, sufficient rehab can be done and strength assured so that an athlete may feel confident to return to full participation. However, the risk of then suffering a complete tear would certainly be worth considering. ...Read more

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Can a child who had an enlarged liver and spleen play sports?

Can a child who had an enlarged liver and spleen play sports?

?Cause ?sport: Participation in any sport requires an understanding of a kids physical limitations and the demands of the sport. Mild liver & spleen enlargement after a simple viral illness might not require much restriction while a kid with mono & speen enlargment is at risk of rupture after any abdominal trauma.The childs physician should review the kids health & risks of the proposed sport before participatn. ...Read more

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Can I play hockey (no contact) with a separated shoulder?

Can I play hockey (no contact) with a separated shoulder?

Possibly: It depends on the severity of the separation. Most mild shoulder separations settle down in a few weeks, and you can return to hockey. Despite playing in a no contact league, there is inevitably going to be some contact, which can aggravate the injury. You can also get tripped while skating and land on your shoulder, so you have to consider the risks associated with returning to play. ...Read more

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Can you play football with non conductive wpw?

Wpw: If Wpw is no conductive or incidental on Ekg with no evidence of Svt then football is not a problem ...Read more

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Are sport drinks a good electrolyte supplementation for my child with gastroenteritis?

Are sport drinks a good electrolyte supplementation for my child with gastroenteritis?

No: These generally have an excess amount of sugar that can actually worsen the process. I have occasionally used gateraid diluted half & half with water in older kids (>6m).I use pedialyte in most. ...Read more

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Can you play basketball witha sprained mcl?

Can you play basketball witha sprained mcl?

Not recommended: Grade i sprains usually would allow return to sports within 4-6 weeks with a hinged knee brace. Grade ii and iii sprains have a mandatory sports shut down period, up to 3 months for grade iii. ...Read more

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Can you play tackle football with myositis ossificans?

Depends: This depends on the location and severity. You may be able to play with extra padding around the area. Ask your physician his/her recommendation for your specific case. ...Read more

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Can i ever play sports with a totally torn acl?

Yes: If you get your acl repaired with a surgery or conservatively with physical therapy if surgery is not indicated, usually the recovery after surgery is between 3 to 6 months and you can gradually start exercising. There are a lot of professional athletes that go back to the same level of athleticism 9 to 12 months after an acl repair. ...Read more

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Nephew just tore his acl last week, with small meniscus tears, playing football and was cleared to play this week with a brace. Is this possible?

Nephew just tore his acl last week, with small meniscus tears, playing football and was cleared to play this week with a brace.  Is this possible?

Acl tears: Yes , however there are risks involved like sustaining more damage to the knee. It is well established that the brace will not prevent further injury ...Read more

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Can you play football with wrist cast?

Can you play football with wrist cast?

Wrist fracture: Stable fractures can often be immobilized in a cast that is padded to allow football participation. Unstable fractures however should not be subjected to contact activities for fear of further displacement or angulation. This can occur even inside a protective cast for certain injuries. Talk to your orthopedic surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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Can one play sports and excercise with an eye stye?

Can one play sports and excercise with an eye stye?

Yes: A stye is no reason to stop exercising or participating in sports. Try hot compresses several times per day. This is the single best treatment. ...Read more

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