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Scorpion Pose Yoga
See below: If done with proper alignment, trikonasana (triangle pose) will work your hip extensors including buttock muscles and hamstrings, core abdominal and back muscles and provide an excellent stretch to your obliques. ...Read more
Can practicing karate stances (horse stance, bow stance, etc) and katas aggravate herniated discs or are they safe to practice?
I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?
What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more
Cilantro: This leaf comes from the coriander plant and means 'bedbug' in greek. Used by hippocrates as a medicinal substance. There are no obvious contra-indications or toxicities to its use, as long as it is used in moderate amounts and you know where the product came from. Using cilantro in food is much better. ...Read more
Puncture wound: The long sharp teeth of hamsters can create quite a painful puncture wound. Puncture wounds are very prone to infection. Rarely, the teeth can make it to the bone of a finger in small children, further increasing the risk. Local wound care (washing with soap and water several times per day) is necessary, and treatment with antibiotics possible. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Probably not: The mechanical aspects of this are totally safe. There are some potentially toxic chemicals but the exposure as a client would be an insignificant risk. I wonder however about the employees who have this exposure hour after hour; day after day. ...Read more
Are common garden birds' poo (pigeons, raven's etc) dangerous to human health if left undealt with on garden furniture?
Guano (bird poop): Bird poop (or guano) is usually a nuisance more than a health risk, there can be a risk of disease transmission, especially for those with weakened immune systems. Clean up with soap and hot water whenever you have contact with bird droppings. The guano does not present more problems if left for more time on the furniture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bikram Yoga: Working with a bikram-certified yoga teacher in the moment is the best way to learn the breathing techniques needed. S/he should give proper instructions. In some poses you are breathing normally, but keeping your lungs 80% full at all times; in others like forward bends you are exhaling completely. Pairing the breath with the pose being done is key. http://tinyurl.com/nfc6aqg. ...Read more
Scientists need to: see data and research to give opinions on things such as various forms of yoga. It is generally agreed that yoga is a healthy thing for circulation, muscle strength, breathing, mood, etc. Beyond that we would need studies. Look it the impact of the two types of yoga on your life and perhaps you can make a determination that way. Peace and good health. Shanti. ...Read more
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Dextroconvex 5degree & 7degree levoconvex at L3, both minimal scoliosis.. is swimming as exercise be helpful??? Thanks!!
Yes and no : Swimming is a great exercise in general for core strength, flexibility, and cardio; that being said, exercise will not have any affect on the size of the curve itself. Thankfully, the curves are so small no treatment is required and there is no increased risk of problems with your back than the general population. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Dear Anna, Yes it is okay to do yoga during menstruation. No specific poses are prohibited it would depend on your comfort level and if you have symptoms that coincide with menstruation such as back pain/abdominal pain/headache. Ask your yoga teacher prior to the class if you have specific concerns about poses. ...Read more
Possibly: Yes, especially if you have preexisting knee issues. ...Read more
Wife bitten by Scorpion. In GA so one of those tiny scorpions. Benadryl (diphenhydramine)? No ER correct?
I've scoliosis,5degree dextroconvex,7degree dextroconvex.will yoga help as exercise or will it worsen it?
No, no: You have a very small curve that almost certainly will not worsen. In fact, having a small curve is so common that scoliosis is defined as having a curve greater than 10 degrees, so you don't actually have scoliosis. 60-80 percent of patients will have back pain, but there is no increase in severity in patients that have a small curve. Yoga can help with pain, but would not change your curve. ...Read more
Good question.: Hatha yoga would be better than hot yoga as sustained excessive heat causes sweating leading to dehydration which may affect concentrations of some medications in the blood. Sports drinks rehydrate and provide electrolytes. Sipping water during exercises is good. Best regards. ...Read more
Unlikely: Unlikely but it is possible to contract leptospirosis if an immunocompromised person comes in contact with urine from a dog infected with leptospira, a bacterial spirochete. In humans, it usually causes mild flu-like symptoms but can result in high fever, severe headache, hepatitis, abdominal pain, diarrhea, or rash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does wearing an unvented plastic bump helmet at work, pose any health risks ( knowing that it gets very warm & sweaty on the scalp ) ?
No: While it may be uncomfortable there aren't any health risks from wearing a helmet as long as you don't overheat or get dehydrated. ...Read more