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Prednisone And Exercise
Will weight training and aerobic exercise contribute to inflammation and joint pain with sle or will increased strength help?
Strike a balance: Arthritis, especially inflammatory type (like lupus or rheumatoid) responds well to moderate exercise. You have to find the right amount for your body. I encourage you to do weights and aerobic exercise but i urge you to get help with it at first. See a physical therapist or sports med trainer and explain your situation. You don't want an injury and you don't want to over do it at first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
Weight Loss: Diet control and exercise is best for weight loss. Results from 2009 study showed that sun lighten saunas are beneficial for loosing weight and waist circumference. Refer to the following article: dr. Richard beever bsc, md, ccfp. Do far-infrared saunas have cardiovascular benefits in people with type 2 diabetes? Canadian journal of diabetes 2010; 34 (2) :113 - 118. ...Read more
BP 134/94; should I be on meds or work on lowering it with supplements, diet and cardio exercise first?
Probably: Current guideline favors a lower threshold (120 systolic) and thus you may well benefit from further lowering. If you are overweight, weight reduction and regular exercise should be the first step. Cutting down on salt intake may help some people. Else you need to consult your doctor re. what would be the best option for you. Regardless, do something about it. ...Read more
Is it possible to lose weight while on a symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhaler if I restrict food and increase exercise?
Can borderline cholesterol and triglycerides be managed diet? I am 60 and weigh 162 lbs and do moderate exercise everyday including swimming laps and
Have active sle, also on 5 mg prednison daily stay hugry and swollen. How to control both hunger and weight issues?
Can occasionally taking beta blockers interfere with my regular exercise routine? 20min cardio and 15min of strength/4 times a week?
OK: You can use short acting beta blockers on an "as-needed" basis and they will start to work within an hour and wear off in several hours (depending on the drug and dose you take). Once worn off, it will have no effect on your exercise. (you can exercise with the med too and safely, but it might "slow you down" just a little.) ...Read more
I'm using duromine for 3 weeks with balanced diet and exercise struggling to breath in deep. Is it the pills and exercise all of a sudden? Dangerous?
YES,YES,YES,Stop: Primary pulmonary hypertension (pph): a rare, frequently fatal disease of the lungs, pph has been reported to occur in patients receiving a combination of Phentermine and Fenfluramine or dexfenfluramine. The possibility of an association between pph and the use of Phentermine alone cannot be ruled out; rare cases of pph have been reported in patients taking Phentermine alone. Discontinue ...Read more
Is 40mins cardio exercise at 130-150bpm a day enough to get all benefots of exercise for the whole body and heart?
Exercise: 30 minutes 5 days a week is adequate. May want to add interval training to elevate heart rate and for variety. For whole body exercise you should add resistance training as runners tend to loss upper body mass and tend to have weak cores if all they do is run. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reversed type 2, hypertension, high triglyceride, by weight loss and exercise. Should i stop all my medications?
Yes: Both are both excellent cardiac workouts which will help with weight loss. Both also tone the legs. Good luck! ...Read more
On tamoxifen and Lipitor (atorvastatin) have tried diet and exercise for 6 months still slowly gaining weight and cholesterol not down. Can i take hydroxycut?
Weight loss: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed if you desire to lose weight. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determine calories burned for over 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's a good diet and exercise regimen for an asthmatic with nafld? I already don't drink and avoid excessive Tylenol (acetaminophen) use.
See below: For eating, plan on 1/2 your food being fruits and veggies (a little more veggies than fruits), the other 1/2 protein and whole grains (more protein than grains), and NO sweet drinks. Ideally 60 minutes of physical activity daily -- can be running, walking biking, yoga, dancing, swim, etc. Avoid TV, computer games, etc. ...Read more
Try it: Try eliminating saturated fats from animal products and increasing healthy unsaturated oils. Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables to 5-7 servings a day. You didnt mention how high your cholesterol was and what the values for good and bad cholesterol. Exercise will help raise the good cholesterol. Try to be active most days of the week. ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more