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Doctor insights on: The Disadvantages Of Mountain Climbing

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Is mountain climbing safe? I want to do it at 50.

Is mountain climbing safe? I want to do it at 50.

Climbing: Yes it is safe if you are physically fit and get the skills necessary to keep yourself safe get professional training and always follow the safety rules. ...Read more

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Can one having class 5 farinae allergy do mountain climbing? What to take note?

Can one having class 5 farinae allergy do mountain climbing? What to take note?

Dust mite: I presume you are talking about dust mite allergy. First you will not find dust mites outdoors or in very dry climate- they cannot thrive at under 50% RH or reproduce under 65% and will be killed by sunlight exposure. However if you have asthma, it is the asthma which must be controlled before contemplating any prolonged and strenuous activities. ...Read more

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I strained my back while mountain climbing. What will help me, resting or keep moving?

I strained my back while mountain climbing. What will help me, resting or keep moving?

Back strain: If you strained your back means muscle and ligament strain. Usually short rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) pain patch or cold compress & massage take care of it. Keep your activities of daily living as normal as you can. If it is unbearable, please see your doctor. Thanks. ...Read more

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Why is oprah climbing mountain? Is she healthy?

Why is oprah climbing mountain? Is she healthy?

Oprah: You will need to ask oprah for the answer to this question. ...Read more

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Why do people die climbing a mountain? Do they actually run out of oxygen?

Why do people die climbing a mountain? Do they actually run out of oxygen?

Lack of oxygen: Is one reason. Mount Everest deaths have been related to avalanches, cold exposure (hypothermia), trauma and a variety of issues relates to extremely high altitudes (death zone). ...Read more

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What is the best way to acclimate your lungs for climbing into the mountains?

What is the best way to acclimate your lungs for climbing into the mountains?

Time: Acclimate by being in mountains. Take min 2-3 weeks. I live at 9400. Took me a year to be half way competitive after moving away for med school. ...Read more

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Is it safe to climb mountain after a year of under going c-section?

Is it safe to climb mountain after a year of under going c-section?

Ask the doc: Who did your csection as that doc knows if you have anything abnormal that would prevent u, if u are fine and know what u are doing 1 yr after a csection should fine to do that. ...Read more

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I think I may have had symptoms of HAPE on a recent mountain climb. Although, I have no symptoms now. Do I need to go see a doctor?

I think I may have had symptoms of HAPE on a recent mountain climb. Although, I have no symptoms now. Do I need to go see a doctor?

Maybe: It would be a good idea to see your doctor although not much to see. He may want to give you something to prepare for the next time.; ...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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Is rock climbing safe?

Is rock climbing safe?

It is for the rock!!: Seriously, I would not recommend it for an adult with ankle or wrist problems, extremity weakness, or general balance or health challenges. If one walks or climbs on challenging and uneven terrain, it is essential that he or she be in good health and excellent condition. Physiatrists and sports or trauma medicine doctors can say more, so I will share this with them. Thanks for asking. @drpam. ...Read more

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How can I include rock climbing into my strength workout?

How can I include rock climbing into my strength workout?

Just do it.: You will soon relaize that rock climbing requires strength from all extremeties. Great sport. ( (i prefer indoor!). ...Read more

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Is rock climbing an effective way to get strong and in shape?

In shape: I would get strong and in shape before you attempt any difficult climbing. It is an effective way to work particular muscles but requires as much brainwork as muscle work. ...Read more

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Can a high ESR that goes left untreated and keeps climbing cause symptoms?

Can a high ESR that goes left untreated and keeps climbing cause symptoms?

Yes: The ESR is a non-specific test, and increased levels indicates inflammation in our bodies, from pregnancy to congestive heart failure. It is best to look for the cause if the increased level persists. ...Read more

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I got scratched on balls climbing fence should I be worried about tetanus?

I got scratched on balls climbing fence should I be worried about tetanus?

If Deep-Yes: If it is a penetrating wound, not superficial and you are behind on your tetanus shot-> 7 years-yes. ...Read more

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Do the risks outweigh the physical benefits when it comes to rock climbing?

That depends: That really depends on how experienced & safety conscious you are as a rock climber. If you are physically out of shape & approach this without learning the basics - the risk may outweigh the benefits. ...Read more

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Does the use of chalkdust at indoor climbing centres have any health hazards?

Does the use of chalkdust at indoor climbing centres have any health hazards?

Don't breathe it in: I would not recommend breathing chalkdust in if you can help it, as it could irritate your lungs if you do. You would be coughing and sneezing. If you're asthmatic, it could induce an attack. Use it on your hands as you need to, but be mindful about it. ...Read more

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After pad byepass surgery hospitalisation can I climb up to two floors (28steps) to my home?

Hopefully: I would assume that that was one of the reasons for you having the surgery. ...Read more

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I live in a two story house, should I avoid the stairs at all costs or can I climb them slowly?

Depends: Depends on your health. If you are 37 and healthy, there should be no reason you can not climb stairs. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take my baby to a rock gym? There is climbing chalk in the air? Is this safe if we go twice a week. Couple hours.

Is it ok to take my baby to a rock gym? There is climbing chalk in the air? Is this safe if we go twice a week. Couple hours.

Depends: How old is your baby? Even 1 hour straight of exercising would be too long for any child. And a rock gym is not an ideal playground for a small child. I wouldn't recommend. Ask a second opinion. ...Read more

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My baby likes to climb me when I'm holding her, I've been having stomache pains do you think a baby can do internal damage. She's 20lbs...

My baby likes to climb me when I'm holding her, I've been having stomache pains do you think a baby can do internal damage. She's 20lbs...

Not likely: Having busy, active babies is a great thing. Depending on the age of the child and how she was delivered, the pains are not likely to be from the climbing or kicking. Stress of having an infant along with routine daily life can cause pain from acid reflux or stomach irritation. Healing the belly after delivery can cause discomfort for a little while as well. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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How to deal with baby 10m who insist to climb the coach when I say no firmly he still repeat the same action how to change his behavoir? How raise obey

How to deal with baby 10m who insist to climb the coach when I say no firmly he still repeat the same action how to change his behavoir? How raise obey

When you say: In a low, firm, calm voice, remove him from the couch from behind. Take him to a play area & engage him in a different activity. Spend an afternoon redirecting him till he " gets it." Negative or positive attention reinforces a behavior. Raising your voice, scolding or appearing upset will reinforce his couch-climbing. Ignoring a behavior by using time-out works from 18 mos. To 10 years. ...Read more

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What are the risks of indoor climbing?

What are the risks of indoor climbing?

Fall, broken nail?: Not much more, with a safety line, a fall can result in u swinging back & colliding with the wall. Broken nail is just thrown in there 4 fun. If considering to start, start on an easy/beginner's wall. ...Read more

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Knees are paining and have difficulties in climbing down staircases?

Knees are paining and have difficulties in climbing down staircases?

Chondromalacia: Patellar chondromalacia refers to an irregular or rough cartilage surface of the undersurface of the patella or kneecap. Pain that is most noticeable with climbing stairs (down or up) is usually related to chondromalacia patella. Physical therapy to help strengthen your quadricep muscles can be very helpful for this condition. ...Read more

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I getting nee pain while climbing steps?

I getting nee pain while climbing steps?

Many possiblities!: Patellar chrondromalacia. Patellar mistracking, inflammation, djd, tendonitis, meniscus problems. You have not focused on where you knee pain is and also if present at other times. Need that info for more than suggestions. Also try aleve (naproxen) briefly, to see if discomfort lessons. If you see a doctor for this, that info will help! ...Read more

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Is it bad for your knees to climb stairs?

Is it bad for your knees to climb stairs?

Maybe: Stair climbing place significant impact on the knee cap. So, if you have knee pain related to either inflammation or arthritis of the knee cap (front of knee), then stairs may not be he best things to do. Along that line, things like kneeling or squatting are not great for knees as well. ...Read more

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286 stair climb. How may calories burned?

286 stair climb. How may calories burned?

About 30: The calories you burned would depend on your weight. As an estimate, though, I'll use the results of a study that found climbing one stair to be associated with about 0.11 calories burned. This is equivalent to 31 calories for your 286-stair climb. ...Read more