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Can lifting weights put tension on your back on make you shorter o stop yourself from getting taller?
Weight gain/ steroid: Prednisone not only increases your appetite but it also makes you retain salt and water which adds weight. In addition it redistributes the fat in your body. It is very difficult not to gain weight while on prednisone, especially if you are on a high dose. Tips to help would include eating a low salt diet, maintaining exercise, and snacking on healthy, low fat foods. ...Read more
Does being under weight put you at risk of cardiac complications? I don't mean a bmi of 12 I mean model thin.
Complex answer: You have avery low BMI, and you are multiple medications. The risk of heart disease may not just be blockage in there artery but also due to direct heart muscle issue and electrolyte issue. Improving nutrition, and regular followup with your MD. There is no simple answer tho your question. My best advise is improve your nutritional status as best as you can and take care of your self! ...Read more
Julie has been getting extream pain at the top of her left foot and is worse when there is no weight put on it?
Accidently more weight put on my ACL reconstructed knee. Lost balance. Din fall bt felt terrible. No pain. Took painkiller prior to dat. Nothing wrong?
Probably Okay: I allow my acl reconstructions to bear full weight afterwards (except if a meniscal repair or other ligaments were repaired) so it is unlikely that you sustained an injury by putting too much weight on your leg. If the leg swelled up or is causing pain, that would be a bad sign. If you have that, you should see your surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
PAF: There is mounting data showing that athletes who generate a lot of upper body strain (ie rowers, weight lifters) have an increased incidence of a fib, felt to be due to back pressure on the heart during straining that ultimately stretches out the top chambers which is where atrial fibrillation comes from. As you continue weight lifting, be aware that your paroxysmal afib may become persistent. ...Read more
I am 34 year swelling in legs, tiredness, weight put up I was 87 in a span of one month I reached 93 kgs my original weight was 97 before going to gym?
Severe pain on interior side of left foot (not bottom, heel or ball, only inside side).Worse when weight put on it, hurts when resting, can barely walk?
Gorilloid-What the?: It sounds as though you're describing a condition known as "os naviculare syndrome". This involves a loose, slipped, fractured or otherwise sick accessory bone located on the inside of your foot. A physical examination and x-rays will be needed to confirm this and identify any other related problems. ...Read more
I have lost 60 lbs, 40 more to go with pcos, been trying to conceive 4 yrs. Will losing the weight put my hormones back on track, and up my chances?
Acl reconstruction, 6 days out (hamstring). Muscle weakness, swelling, wobble when weight put on leg. Normal? Dr said I should be walking 1 week out.
NOT AS PREDICTED: Your recovery is slow at best, but not necessarily an area of worry, unless there is a problem with your femoral nerve. Strongly urge followup visit in next few days with your surgeon, and find out if this is just a slow recovery or a post-operative complication which needs to be addressed. ...Read more
I was wondering what could be done about nerve damage? I had a large brain tumor removed 2 years ago. I lost my hearing in my right ear. The hardest part is that I cannot move the right side of my face. I had a weight put in my right eye lid to help me bl
Facial nerve injury may occur secondary to tumor, surgery, or bell's palsy, which is a viral syndrome. Functional and aesthetic changes occur from loss of the motor function of the facial nerve and autonomic function of the facial nerve (innervation to parotid salivary gland). Major symptoms include inability to raise the brow (frontalis muscle), inability to close the eye fully (orbicularis occuli muscle), inability to smile or raise the lip (zygomatic and levator muscles of the cheek), and inability to tightly close the mouth (orbilularis oris muscle). In patient s with bell's palsy, it is common that the nerves regrowing into the tear gland get "confused", resulting in crocodile tears (the eye starts tearing at the smell of food).
The best and most complicated treatment is nerve grafting, where functional nerves are attched from the base of the brain or functional muscles on the other side of the face. To the non-fuctioning muscles. This generally musct be done in the firat year after the injury. As the involved muscles undergo a pricess known as denervation atrophy.
The second most effective surgery is muscle trasfer and use of a gold implant. Slips of functioning muscle that don't depend on the facial nerve for function are transfered to the non-functioning muscles. This can be done for blink (temporalis muscle), and smile (temporalis msucle). The gold weight helps to lose the eye, as the muscle that opens the eye is still intact (levator occuli).
Other procedures can help the aesthetic complications. These include browlift, facelift, fat transfer, and relaxation of the opposing side of the face with botx cosmetic.
I would recommend that you seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who has experience in this area. ...Read more
Tried everything to lose weight with no luck, I stuck to nomore than 900cals a day & gym every other day, did not lose weight, stopped & put it on!
Too few calories: 900 calories is too few. You are like an anorexic and your body goes into starvation mode and slows down your metabolism. You need to eat at least 1200 calories a day divided into three meals of 400 calories each. Going to the gym is great- keep it up, but you must eat a reasonable amount of calories in order for your body not to reduce its metabolism to a very low rate and halt weight loss. ...Read more
I'm a dancer and I dance about 19 hours a week. How should I lose this weight and put on more muscle?
To Lose Weight:
I commend you for your desire to have good health.
See your Physician for Balanced Diet with protein, carbohydrates, less Fat, Minerals, Vitamins and Anti-oxidants starting at 1500 Cal/day; Exercise including Weight lifting; push and pull movements of the muscles; and Stress Management.
Be disciplined, be consistent, set small goals; feel good about your accomplishments.
Do Breathing Relaxation, ...Read more
Weight & muscle: The safest and most effective way to loose weight and develop muscle is to see your doctor and then a nutritionist and trainer at a gym. In general, higher protein intake can be helpful and exercise, even brisk walking. The number on the scale may not change much if muscle tissue develops and please keep your health as the main goal. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My choice: Would be circuit training, mix it up and you don't get bored either. If you don't know how to do it just ask the trainer. ...Read more
Generally when treating hypothyroidism, do you lose the weight you put on from having the condition?
Yes but not much: A lot of women blame thyroid for weight but it is not responsible for large weight gain or loss. I have seen wide variety of response in that zero weight loss to 50 pounds plus wt loss from the medication. Usually 0 to 2 pounds is all you get. Diet is the most important factor. ...Read more
Will doing heavy cardio and lifting light weights in the gym make me lose weight and put on muscle? If nlw are there any alternatives? Thanks.
Diet: Try to watch how much you eat. Count the calories. ...Read more
Gained 20lbs in 3 months from 50mg of Nortriptilyne. I was told by my doctor to discontinue the medicine. How soon will I loose the weight I put on?
Everytime I lay on my left side, my hip sends a shock through my body, it goes from a shock to a dull pain, but when no weight is put on it im fine.
Pain radiating from: What happens when you walk? Usually if it is the hip that hurts as well. Would consider sciatica variant especially if in ballet or gymnastics, may be bursitis (would have pain on walking) or ganglion cyst, or synovial cyst or avascular necrosis or femoral acetabular impingement syndrome (pain with twisting squatting). f/u/ w/ orthopedics ...Read more
My son always sits on the floor and sitting on top of his sole of his feet. Is it possible that the top of his feet can be more bumpy due to the weight he put on his feet?
Bumpy feet: I am not sure what do you mean by that. But, it should not be the reason to make his feet bumpy. ...Read more
I am 5 ft tall, my weight is 97.6 lb. BMI around 19.1.Is it perfect to conceive or I need some extra weight to put on? What shd be a perfect BMI for me?
I gave birth to my first child about a year ago. What can I do to get rid of the extra weight I put on?
I have arm pain in both arms almost every day. I get sharp pains depending on the angle/weight I put on them. The pain shoots from my shoulder to elbow?
Can thyroid problems cause bad circulation and rapid weight gain? Put on 20 pds, now 120 in 3 weeks after being 100 pds since h.S. 5' tall.
Go see your doc.: Not knowing what meds you are on, and why you lost the weight in the first place is a mystery for me. Megace (megestrol) is used often to bulk up patients, but I would see a doctor first. Your bmi needs to be measured and causes for weight loss (hyperthyroidism, cancer, etc....) need to be addressed. ...Read more