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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
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
Not many: Menstrual cups and menstrual discs are made of inert materials that typically have a much lower risk (approaching zero) of being associated with toxic shock. With both cups and discs, women have to be comfortable putting their fingers in the vagina to remove and clean and either toss or re-use, but no real risks. ...Read more
Not much if: you keep the total numbers of pounds loss to a reasonable number ...Read more
What behavioral and health problems are associated with having a lot of refined sugar in your diet?
Multiple: Continuing deterioration of health to the point of loss of body functions. I know a man that was so bad (could not even walk), the doctors told him he had 3 months to live. On his own, he decided to give up soft drinks. That was 7 years ago and now he is healthy with no walking problems. ...Read more
What's causes hyperlipidaemia in a person with a health lifestyle both physical and dietary?.P.S-person is 47yrs with a BMI of 26.5
What are treatment options for fallen arches for someone with significant weight gain? I'm in the process of losing weight.
Orthotics: You need orthotics, a custom molded arch support which will help your foot function properly in a shoe. Only get this made by a podiatrist who knows the biomechanics of the foot. You need to be evaluated to see if you have torn the tendon that supports the arch. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I know overseas the drinking age is lower. At what age can a person safely consume small amounts of alcohol (with family) without extreme health consequences?
Use common sense : The effect of alcohol on the development of the nervous system is the main issue here since alcohol is known to be neurotoxic. You did not define what a small amount is and i think the age that small amounts can be given safely will vary depending on the how physically and emotionally developed the person is as well as history of addiction in the family. ...Read more
Short answer: This is a complex question, but short answer is legal abortion is generally very safe.The only clear risks are from complication (infection, perforation, etc...) of abortion, not abortion itself. There have been suggestions in the media such as that abortion 'might increase risk of breast cancer;' this is untrue and complete nonsense. ...Read more
Little difference: Despite all the hoopla and huckstering, the biggest, most recent studies showed no difference between vegans and carnivores in longevity, overall health, or any category of illness. Vegans who do not know EXACTLY what they are doing and supplement as they need to end up with brain damage, anemia, and painful bones. Vegetarianism is clearly a moral choice and many folks simply prefer it. ...Read more
I'm a man and I wear tighty-whiteys exclusively. Are there any health problems associated with this preference?
No i do too: just be sure not too tight around the legs i am sure not too tight anywhere else ...Read more
Does being pregnant and have an anxiety disorder increase the risk of having a baby with autism or any other mental health problem?
No and Yes: Having anxiety disorder is not a risk factor for your baby developing autism. Anxiety is a common problem in populations. Having anxiety does increase the chances that the child may have a mental health problem. Anxiety runs in families. Definitely keep on top of your counseling, therapy and treatments during pregnancy and as a young parent. Untreated anxiety has bad effects on kids! ...Read more
What are the most effective ways a person can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease if there is a family history? Assume already healthy lifestyle
Several things: Control risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetis, check you lipid profile and keep LDL below recommended level according to your risk factors, no smoking, decrease sress, excercise frequently but not excessively. Taking some medication otc like 81 mg aspirin, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin d and c supplements can be helpful although no strong evidence in healthy persons. ...Read more
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