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Doctor insights on: Training Olympic Athletes In Swimming

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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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Athlete (Definition)

Ath·lete n. A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those ...Read more


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I hav taken up swimming, basket ball & do stretching exs plus weight training. I wanna gain 2 inches. I'm 22 and 5'8''. Can i gain height now? Possibl

I hav taken up swimming, basket ball & do stretching exs plus weight training. I wanna gain 2 inches. I'm 22 and 5'8''. Can i gain height now? Possibl

Growth likely ended: A 22 year old cannot grow taller because his bone's growth plates have fused (stopped growing). To look taller, one can choose properly designed clothing & shoes, and have good posture. Being confident, having good social skills, and a strong speaking voice is good. Vitamins, supplements, "special" foods, exercise, etc... will not make a person living in the U.S. taller (height here is genetic). ...Read more

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Trainer confirms my daughter has compartment syndrome and advised she rest from training-can she still do other activities during this time swimming ?

Trainer confirms my daughter has compartment syndrome and advised she rest from training-can she still do other activities during this time swimming ?

Yes: Antonio, I assume we are talking about calf compartment syndrome from exercise? In that case, swimming would probably be OK, but she should definitely stop right away if she begins to experience pain from the area, as compartment syndrome can cut off blood circulation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What exercise should be avoided by people with RVH? I usually do weight training, cardio, yoga, swimming & muaythai. Is it safe? Im addicted to sports

What exercise should be avoided by people with RVH? I usually do weight training, cardio, yoga, swimming & muaythai. Is it safe? Im addicted to sports

EKG or Echo?: You obviously have some cardiac issues but apparently are on medications to control rate. Is the RVH a finding from an EKG only or is it from Echo cardiogram? If diagnosis is from Echo then I would be more considered. Regardless, talk to your cardiologist (or consult with one) about this. You should determine WHY you have RVH, and how severe, before deciding limitations. ...Read more

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When can i resume swimming, diving and other police training activities after a upper molar bone graft extraction?

When can i resume swimming, diving and other police training activities after a upper molar bone graft extraction?

S/p jaw graft: hello~ Laura, I am not a dentist or a maxillo-facial surgeon so I think you should direct this question to one of those specialists, but just from general principal of bone healing I would say about 6 - 8 weeks thanks ...Read more

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Does the fungus that cause athlete`s foot transmit easily through water eg shared bath/swimming pool?

Does the fungus that cause athlete`s foot transmit easily through water eg shared bath/swimming pool?

Ideal environment: Fungus is a ground loving organism. It thrives in a warm moist dark environment, this is why antifungal powders can be so effective for controlling athletes foot infections. Control the moisture and usually you can control the fungal infections. Routine thorough cleaning of community areas is obviously also helpful. ...Read more

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Athletes foot from swimming pool. How fast does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work?

Athletes foot from swimming pool. How fast does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) work?

Why desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream)?: There are much better antifungal products to use. Try lotrimin ultra or Lamisil cream. Either should clear it up a lot faster than desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) (which is mostly zinc oxide). ...Read more

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I have athletes foot and fungal nail infections on 2 toes, I am 18. Can I go swimming? Will it spread to other areas if I go swimming?

I have athletes foot and fungal nail infections on 2 toes, I am 18. Can I go swimming? Will it spread to other areas if I go swimming?

You may go swimming: The pools should have chemicals in them plus the overall amount of fungus on you compared to the body of water is small. I do not feel others would become contaminated. But hats off to you for considering others... ...Read more

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I have athletes foot and fungus nail infection on 2 toes.. If I went swimming would i contaminate the water & spread the fungus to my hair, groin ect ?

I have athletes foot and fungus nail infection on 2 toes.. If I went swimming would i contaminate the water & spread the fungus to my hair, groin ect ?

Not likely: Athlete foot and nail fungus don't get transmitted to the same person just by swimming in water. At the same time, it is a difficult infection to get rid of and you may need strong prescription from a doctor ...Read more

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Can i loose wait from swimming?

Can i loose wait from swimming?

Fat to Muscle: You may loose some weight but you will primarily turn fat into muscle. This is a healthy thing to do and the number on the scale may be about the same but you will be in better health and that will radiate out to others. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can I go swimming when I catch cold?

Can I go swimming when I catch cold?

Depends: Although you have a cold, it should not necessarily stop you from swimming. Are you real fatigued? That might be more of a problem than congestion etc. ...Read more

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Does swimming help a person get taller?

Does swimming help a person get taller?

No: There is no exercise, yoga, diet or med that makes you taller than your genetic potential. Once your growth centers close (16-17 in women) you cannot grow taller. ...Read more

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Is swimming in a pool every day dangerous?

No: There is no convincing evidence to show that swimming every day is dangerous or hazardous to your health. ...Read more

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What are the five foods not to eat before swimming?

What are the five foods not to eat before swimming?

Subscience: Most advice about "what to eat and not to eat" is subscience. I'm a swimmer and looked around online for the origin of this tale -- it turned out to be warning not to be drunk or eat something that will make you pass a lot of intestinal gas or that adds a lot of weight just before a competitive swim meet. The tale about not eating before a recreational swim doesn't seem evidence-based. ...Read more

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Does swimming make you taller? how can i get taller?

Does swimming make you taller? how can i get taller?

NO: Swimming will not make you taller but exercise is very good for you and your heart. Your height is genetically programmed by your parents genes and your nutritional status. Wear taller shoes. ...Read more

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Is it ok i lose a fair amount of weight from swimming?

Is it ok i lose a fair amount of weight from swimming?

Yes: This site will let you figure out how much: http://www.Swimmingcalculator.Com/swim_calories_calculator.Php. ...Read more