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What are the benefits of wearing a mouthguard while mountain biking/snow skiing?

What are the benefits of wearing a mouthguard while mountain biking/snow skiing?

Protection: The same as with any other sport. A mouth guard will absorb some impact of a traumatic impact protecting the teeth and gums. ...Read more

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Is it possible to go snow skiing with raynaud's phenomenon?

Is it possible to go snow skiing with raynaud's phenomenon?

Probably not: Cold temperatures are a main cause of raynaud's phenomenon, so snow skiing can trigger symptoms. If a person has only mild symptoms, and can keep his hands, feet, face, and ears warm with the newest gadgets (such as heated gloves and socks), and he only goes to the slopes on sunny days, and just rides the gondolas rather than the open chair-lifts, maybe he will be ok, but that's a big maybe. ...Read more

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Is it ok to go snow skiing even though I have raynaud's phenomenon?

Is it ok to go snow skiing even though I have raynaud's phenomenon?

Possibly: Dress warm, use heated gloves and boots and breath through a muffler. If symptomatic, Nifedipine xl may allow. ...Read more

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Would it be okay to go snow skiing although i suffer from graves' disease?

Would it be okay to go snow skiing although i suffer from graves' disease?

Graves: If your hyperthyroidism is controlled with medications you can do essentially anything a person without graves can do. If you are a little hyperthyroid, you may not mind the cold as much. ...Read more

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How long must i wait to snow ski again after an having appendectomy?

2 weeks: If done laparoscopically 10 days, if open with large incision might need 3 weeks. ...Read more

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I recently had knee surgery. On nov. 4th 2011 I had a cadaver ACL put in my right knee. Will I be able to snow ski again?

I recently had knee surgery. On nov. 4th 2011 I had a cadaver ACL put in my right knee. Will I be able to snow ski again?

Usually Yes...: It usually takes about 6 months and sometimes a bit longer after cadaver acl reconstruction to return to full, demanding recreational activities like skiing. Sometimes and acl brace is protective of the repair if the patient feels better with the brace or if there is any concern about knee stability after the repair. The ultimate decision should be made with your surgeon after an exam. ...Read more

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Can anyone give me a list of don't do's after chiari 1 decomposition surgery 6 mon ago or does it depend on surgeon?As heavy lifting, riding breaking horses, motorcycle riding, flying, high altitudes, jet skiing snow skiing, mountain climbing or do you ju

Can anyone give me a list of don't do's after chiari 1 decomposition surgery 6 mon ago or does it depend on surgeon?As heavy lifting, riding breaking horses, motorcycle riding, flying, high altitudes, jet skiing snow skiing, mountain climbing or do you ju

Talk to Your Surgeon: I wouldn't take it lightly because the consequences can be serious. In general, it depends on how successful the procedure was, how you've healed, etc. Only your surgeon can tell you after examining you. ...Read more

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