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What are the health risks associated with excessive exercise by a preteen girl?

What are the health risks associated with excessive exercise by a preteen girl?

Depends: The adolescent athlete in general is more prone to injuries of the growth cartilage with respect to the musculoskeletal system. Excessive endurance exercise can disturb the hormonal balance leading to menstrual irregularities. It is key to get proper rest, hydration and nutrition during periods of intense exercise to hopefully prevent any imbalances from occurring. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Does excessive exercise shorten you life or lengthen it?

Hmmmm: In general, exercise is healthy lifestyle and should lead to healthier and perhap longer life. But excessive exercise like many thing and lead to more wear and tear in the body. So exercise with moderation. ...Read more

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How to refrain from relapsing into anorexic patterns if skipping meals and excessive exercise especially? I feel a serious relapse coming on. Scared.

How to refrain from relapsing into anorexic patterns if skipping meals and excessive exercise especially? I feel a serious relapse coming on. Scared.

Seek out help: Seek out help, there is nothing wrong with counseling or group therapy. Sometimes fighting a disease may be better with others who are fighting it as well. Hope this helps, good luck! ...Read more

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What to do about foot pain after excessive exercise?

What to do about foot pain after excessive exercise?

For one thing rests: Without knowing what part of the foot is hurting hard to comment. ...Read more

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I think my daughter has anorexia nervosa, excessive exercise. What do I do?

I think my daughter has anorexia nervosa, excessive exercise. What do I do?

Serious: There is essential criteria to diagnose anorexia nervosa , usually patient can be very thin, they think they are overweight--they have body image distortion-this affect their body systems if doctor diagnose her , therapy is long include social, councelling, nutritional, include hospitalization ask the doctor. ...Read more

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How do I find out if I have rhabdomyolysis? I have continual decreased kidney function and low egfr 55. Could excessive exercise be the cause?

How do I find out if I have rhabdomyolysis? I have continual decreased kidney function and low egfr 55.  Could excessive exercise be the cause?

Not likely: Rhabdomyolysis is a very specific condition associate with severe muscle pain or weakness leading to release of muscle protein in the blood stream so as to essentially clog the kidney channels. It causes acute kidney failure with brown urine and usally requires dialysis support or high rate IV fluids. It does not happen in a slow fashion with progressive damage. A blood test called CPK is high. ...Read more

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Is it true that excessive exercise cures arthritis?

Is it true that excessive exercise cures arthritis?

No way: Exercise may help with arthritic conditions, but it may also hinder. There is no way to cure arthritis with exercise ...Read more

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I have heard that excessive exercise can cure arthritis, is this true?

I have heard that excessive exercise can cure arthritis, is this true?

Nope.: Moderate exercise can certainly help with the pain of arthritis - especially if you overweight and need to lose weight. Excessive exercise won't cure arthritis, it's just a set-up for injury. ...Read more

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