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What are the risks in weight training too young?

What are the risks in weight training too young?

Weight Training: The main risks with weight lifting too young is injury and stunting of growth. In children, tendon attachments to bone are particularly susceptible to injury and irritation due to the growing body. Growth stunting can occur when growth plates in bone are overwhelmed by force. In general strength training is much safer than weight lifting and body building for children who are still growing. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more


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What are the risks for a type 2 diabetic using insulin like growth factor for strength training?

What are the risks for a type 2 diabetic using insulin like growth factor for strength training?

Maybe: Type diabetics can use Insulin safely at resonable doses. Insulin is not anabolic. Growth factor is anabolic, but is not insulin. "inadequate" or "fake" growth factor may be ineffective and dangerous. Consult a certified trainer or sports med physician. ...Read more

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What are the risks of gaining too much weight in the first trimester?

What are the risks of gaining too much weight in the first trimester?

Too heavy: Most weight is gained in the last part of preg. In fact most pts. Gain little or no wt in 1st trimester. Any early gain adds to the total. Excess gain, in total increases risks of gestational diabetes, large infants with difficult deliveries, possible increase childhood obesity and may permanently alter mothers metabolic rate, the wrong direction. ...Read more

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What is defined as low birth weight (lbw) and what are the risks?

What is defined as low birth weight (lbw) and what are the risks?

Gestation.net: Look at dr. Gardosi's website on customized birthweights for your own characteristics. True growth restricted infants have increased risks for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases later in life (diabetes mellitus, hypertension). ...Read more

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Taking clenbuterol for weight loss instructed by my coach what are the risks to this?

Taking clenbuterol for weight loss instructed by my coach what are the risks  to this?

Not sure: Why a coach would recommend. It's been banned by athletic use. Viewed as performance enhancer. Though it's main use is for breathing and asthmatics. Because of its properties gives little boost. Side effects can be nervousness high heart rate. To name a few. If you are serious about your career stay away ...Read more

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Please explain what are the risks of using laxatives daily for weight loss?

Please explain what are the risks of using laxatives daily for weight loss?

Laxative for weight: Laxatives do not cause weight loss! they just make you move your bowels faster and can be dangerous and addictive if used improperly. Can result in electrolyte imbalance, dehydration, seizures and worse. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking raspberry ketone lean pills for losing weight?

What are the risks of taking raspberry ketone lean pills for losing weight?

Diet Frauds: There is likely no health risks, but you are wasting money on a product that in no way will lead to real or lasting weight loss. These products are fraudulent and designed only to separate the gullible from their money. ...Read more

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I have a low functioning gallbladder can it cause weight loss? Also what are the risks of gallbladder surgery? Hida scan showed low activity

I have a low functioning gallbladder can it cause weight loss? Also what are the risks of gallbladder surgery? Hida scan showed low activity

Possible: if GB function is low <20%, then it could be the cause of pain when you eat fatty foods, and some people change diet enough to loose some weight, but not too common. GB surgery done by a surgeon with a laparoscope is an outpatient procedure, most should take under an hour, go home same day. There are some serious and rare risks, please talk to your surgeon about it. ...Read more

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What are the risks of operating on a child with a congenital heart defect? My child was diagnosed with a congenital valve problem very soon after birth. What are the risks associated with operating on a very young child?

What are the risks of operating on a child with a congenital heart defect? My child was diagnosed with a congenital valve problem very soon after birth. What are the risks associated with operating on a very young child?

Benefits vs. risks : The pediatric cardiovascular surgeon will tell you the risks & rates of complications vs. The risks of the heart's having to work extra hard to supply blood & oxygen to the brain & body if the chd is left untreated. Neonatal open heart surgery is done to insure optimal health, growth & development. Tour the cicu, meet the nurses, ask @ pumping & storing breast milk & call on family support. ...Read more

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What are the risks of mbs?

What are the risks of mbs?

GI distress/aspirate: Perhaps someone more qualified can chime in (any radiologists here?), but the risks of a modified barium swallow are primarily cramping and nausea. Of course, if the barium "goes down the wrong tube, " you can aspirate, which can be life-threatening (though medical professionals are acutely aware of this risk and trained to identify and treat it swiftly). ...Read more