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Doctor insights on: Sex Affecting Sports Performance

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Does sex affect your sport performance?

Does sex affect your sport performance?

Probably not: Sexual tensions if relieved prior to sproting activities could be beneficial. If one has prolonged sex and tires themself, this could reduce sports performance. Unless your are a competetive athlete at a high performance level, consider the pros and cons and make your best judgement. I would doubt any serious deleterious effect. ...Read more

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Does abstaining from sex actually help with sports performance? (sexual transmutation?)

Does abstaining from sex actually help with sports performance? (sexual transmutation?)

No, except that...: Sexual activities don't alter sports performance, except that activities immediately before the starter's gun sounds might have an impact. Also, women abstaining from sex won't get pregnant, while those actively engaged in sexual activities may get pregnant... And be unable to compete in their events due to being pregnant. ...Read more

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Hi I am having shoulder pains which are really affecting my sport perfomance I can bowl a ball in cricket but cannot throw what can I do?

Hi I am having shoulder pains which are really affecting my sport perfomance I can bowl a ball in cricket but cannot throw what can I do?

Possible labral tear: In addition to problems with the rotator cuff, throwing athletes can injury or tear a cartilage structure inside the shoulder called a labrum. Rehab or surgery may be helpful. ...Read more

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At what age is it okay to let a child start to lift weights to help with sports performance?

At what age is it okay to let a child start to lift weights to help with sports performance?

Use a trainer: Weightlifting like many sports activities can be beneficial if done right & can produce significant injury if done wrong. Any pre-teen/teen should be supervised by a professional, preferably one certified in the area. Early training focuses on technique & low intensity weights. Power lifting & body building are not recommended until the kid reaches skeletal maturity (final height, b.O., shaves). ...Read more

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Could anemia affect my physical performances in sports?

Could anemia affect my physical performances in sports?

Absolutely: Sure - anemai is when you don't have enough red cells, which carry oxygen to your body. If you don't have enough oxygen carrying capacity, you can't get as much oxygen to tissues that need this during exercise. If can make you tired, and certainly affect performance. That's why blood dopers or those who use drugs to increase red cells have an advantage (aka lance armstrong). ...Read more

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Hi docs, would anemia affect my physical performances in sports?

Hi docs, would anemia affect my physical performances in sports?

Probably yes: Anemia impairs the oxygen transport capacity of the blood from lungs to muscles and all other organs and tissues in the body. This impairment has stronger consequences when the oxygen requirememts are increased like in physical exercise. ...Read more

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How much would smoking weed affect my performance in sports?

How much would smoking weed affect my performance in sports?

Worsens performance: Smoking cigarettes damages lungs (thus worsens sports performance), and cigarette smokers who also smoke marijuana make their lungs even worse. Researchers are uncertain how much lung damage is caused by marijuana-smoking if they don't smoke cigarettes. Sports performance is a purpose-driven activity, but mj does the opposite by altering perception, judgment, problem-solving, intensity, etc... ...Read more

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Does dhea supplementation help with sports performance?

No: There is no clinical evidence that dhea supplements improve muscle strength or performance. ...Read more

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I'm an athlete, will taking prednisolone 50mg a day affect my performance in sports?

I'm an athlete, will taking prednisolone 50mg a day affect my performance in sports?

Why are you taking I: If the reason you are taking it is for asthma or a skin condition it may just increase your appetite and allow you to participate without worsening allergies. Discuss the prescription in detail with your doctor as there are many side effects if you are taking it long term as opposed to just a few days or a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Could untreated blastocystis cause poor health and sport performance my 15 year old daughter has tested positive for the above parasite after returning from a sporting trip to indonesia in february. She was ill on return from indonesia was examined by our

Could untreated blastocystis cause poor health and sport performance my 15 year old daughter has tested positive for the above parasite after returning from a sporting trip to indonesia in february. She was ill on return from indonesia was examined by our

It's: It's hard to justify treatment if her symptoms have resolved. However, she is a high end athlete, and her symptoms may be slight, but still affecting her. I would go back to her doctor and have her re-evaluated. Discuss treatment options.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Does a lack of sports can affect memory and brain's performance (quick thinking)?

Does a lack of sports can affect memory and brain's performance (quick thinking)?

Yes: Physical fitness and regular exercise provide mental health benefits. These include: stress reduction, improvement of self confidence, enhance brain functioning, alleviate anxiety, and sharpening memory. So start exercising! ...Read more

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Is sex in the morning of a sports competition detrimental to athletic outcome? How long do physiological affects last?

Is sex in the morning of a sports competition detrimental to athletic outcome? How long do physiological affects last?

No: That's an old practice based on the assumption that you lose your hunger to win after engaging in sex. While you may feel much more relaxed/less stressed after sex, your drive to be competitive is yours alone. Thus, only your preparation for competition is what will determine the athletic outcome. Good luck, and train hard! ...Read more

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I didn't bleed the first time l had sex but felt pain. I was never really active in any sports. I'm stressed l need all possible causes?

I didn't bleed the first time l had sex but felt pain. I was never really active in any sports. I'm stressed l need all possible causes?

Penis caused pain.: The bleeding with first sex idea is overdone. Bleeding means there were little tears. If a woman has a healthy vulva, vagina, and hymen; if she is very stretchy; if she is happy and relaxed, with lots of natural lubrication; if a guy enters at a good angle, at the right spot; if he moves gently with small motions until all is well-lubricated and stretched out; there may not be tearing or bleeding. ...Read more

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I've been ridding a sport bike for a year now, since I've been ridding I've noticed that during sex the amount of sperm that comes out is almost none?

Bicycle Sperm Count: There are numerous conditions reported by bicycle riders that are associated with compression of the nerves and associated structures. These have had some popular but inappropriate names to mention here. Probably the first issue to address is a properly fitted seat with appropriate cut outs to accomodate the male genitalia. Read: http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/art. Asp? Articlekey=84072. ...Read more

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Can mastutbation or having sex cause early fatigue when playing sports?

Can mastutbation or having sex cause early fatigue when playing sports?

No: Old wives tale. Don't 'do it' before the big match. 'sex saps your strength.' all a bunch of baloney. Some studies sggest that it might relax you and get you some better sleep and even improve performance. ...Read more

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The first time I had sex, blood didn't go. I have done fingering many times. I am not a sports person. Can you tel me any possible reason for this?

The first time I had sex, blood didn't go. I have done fingering many times. I am not a sports person. Can you tel me any possible reason for this?

Maybe: Are you asking why you didn't bleed after the first time you had sex? Not everyone does. Your hymen may have loosened from previous activity unrelated or related to sexual activity. If you were very aroused the lubrication produced by the vagina will also prevent friction on the tissue thus preventing bleeding. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in elbow and little pain and dicomfort in neck? Can it be viruse after sex or not training in sport?

What can cause pain in elbow and little pain and dicomfort in neck? Can it be viruse after sex or not training in sport?

Not a virus: Most likely this is from tendon and or muscle strain probably from over use or as you say not training properly. There is always a possible pinched nerve in neck that is causing pain in the arm. Try rest and anti inflammatories but if continues then see sports or orthopedic doc or family doctor. ...Read more

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I never had sex, but I play sports& im not sure if I tore my hymen or not. So, if I go to the doctor, Can she tell that my hymen wasn't broken from sex?

I never had sex, but I play sports& im not sure if I tore my hymen or not. So, if I go to the doctor, Can she tell that my hymen wasn't broken from sex?

No: It's hard for a doctor to tell that a hymen is "broken" in any case let alone how it was "broken". It's really just a relative tightening of the tissues in most cases. Even a pelvic examination itself can cause loosening. ...Read more

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Competed in a bodybuilding (sports model) comp, have been on an extreme diet and exercise routine. Haven't had my period in 6 weeks-had unprotected sex?

Competed in a bodybuilding (sports model) comp, have been on an extreme diet and exercise routine. Haven't had my period in 6 weeks-had unprotected sex?

Unprotected sex: Well you brought up a serious possibility, unprotected sex isn't smart if you want to avoid pregnancy, HIV and other transmittable diseases. A pregnancy test should suggest an answer to pregnancy. If that isn't present, then the other factors you mentioned are also possible causes for late period. ...Read more

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Just had bilateral sports hernia surgery and penis is completely numb. Is this normal? Is my sex life over at age 29?

Just had bilateral sports hernia surgery and penis is completely numb. Is this normal? Is my sex life over at age 29?

Not normal: Best to check in with your surgical team. Make a POST OPERATIVE appointment and take a friend/family with you to discuss the numbness. It should resolve and this is not considered normal. Be well. ...Read more

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How many jammed fingers or finger injuries visits occur annually to e.R.'s, from sports activities?

How many jammed fingers or finger injuries visits occur annually to e.R.'s, from sports activities?

Lots: Lots but not enough. All jammed fingers should have an x-ray and a good examination. There is often fractures or ligament injuries that are not obvious to the lay persons eye. Delay in treatment ca lead to poor outcomes. ...Read more