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What are risks of not getting my pace maker checked?

What are risks of not getting my pace maker checked?

Failure detection: Pacemakers are electronic devices using batteries that eventually wear out. Also the pacing wires that deliver the signal that controls the heart can be compromised by scarring or dislodgement. All of these issues plus more can be detected noninvasively and even remotely by telephone transmissions. Absolutely need to be followed regularly by a pacemaker clinic. ...Read more

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What's the best pace in losing weight?

What's the best pace in losing weight?

2lbs/week: 2 pounds per week is generally accepted as the best sustainable rate of weight loss. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long can someone live with a pace maker?

Having a pacemaker: Does generally not shorten anyone's life but may prolonged "good years". ...Read more

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What to eat before going on a fast paced walking class?

What to eat before going on a fast paced walking class?

Carbohydrate: A good choice would be a quick source of energy through a carbohydrate choice.
Apples, spaghetti the night before, pretzels, orange juice all will pump up the glucose in the fast twitch muscle fibers. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to go in a hottub with a pace maker?

Is it possible for you to go in a hottub with a pace maker?

Yes: People with pacemaker may use a hot tub. However if it is recently implanted, you should wait until the wound is healed to avoid risk of infection. ...Read more

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Does fartlek runs have any advantage over normal runs (constant pace)?

Does fartlek runs have any advantage over normal runs (constant pace)?

Yes: Fartlek training is a very effective form of running that, when done properly, boosts strength, endurance and performance. Literally it means "speed play". It incorporates fast, medium, and slow running over a variety of distances depending on the terrain, how you feel, and what you are training for. This variable speed training is far more effective at boosting performance than continuous running. ...Read more

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Very hard to walk and pace reduced from 72 cms to 60 cms. Please advise.

Very hard to walk and pace reduced from 72 cms to 60 cms. Please advise.

More info: I am sorry for the inconveniences you've been experiencing, however, I would need more info to know how to help. Are your troubles related to joint pain or muscle aches or is it something new? If it is joint related problem such as osteoarthritis, you may need to look into getting inflammation under control with some medication but at the same time preserving function with pt, exercises, etc. ...Read more

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How can I keep my disabled child to move through grades at the same pace as his peers?

How can I keep my disabled child to move through grades at the same pace as his peers?

Work with the school: Public schools are better staffed to handle special needs kids & laws require mainstreaming when possible, regular assessments& individualized education plans do not apply to most private facilities. You need to get involved in the process. Realize you don't have to sign off on any program plan but should accept their best efforts. Educators are aware of their own limitations & try to do their best. ...Read more

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In the paced auditory serial addition test I got all but one correct. Is this a good sign?

In the paced auditory serial addition test I got all but one correct. Is this a good sign?

Yes, results are: Based on number correct out of total. The PASAT is a measure of cognitive function that assesses auditory information processing speed and flexibility, as well as calculation ability. It is used for patients with MS, not as a test pf general cognitive ability. ...Read more

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Please tell me how much weight I need to lose every month to lose weight at a healthy pace?

Please tell me how much weight I need to lose every month to lose weight at a healthy pace?

This varies: For most people, 1-2 lbs per week is safe. So, 4-8 lbs per month would be about right under most circumstances. But, it's superior to focus on healthful behaviors (eating right and exercising in enjoyable ways) than to focus on the scale. Weight does not tell the complete story of health. Also, when people are trying to lose weight they'll notice that their weight varies up and down. Don't stop. ...Read more

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Had there been any research on how weight changes affect the perceived difficulty of jogging at a specific pace?

Had there been any research on how weight changes affect the perceived difficulty of jogging at a specific pace?

Not that I kno of-: -but it seems 2 follow that if one weighs more than another, it would B more difficult for the heavier person, as he/she is doing more work @ the same pace. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm on six different medications (yes all prescribed to me) and have a pace maker I want to join the army?

What do you advise if I'm on six different medications (yes all prescribed to me) and have a pace maker I want to join the army?

Medicines: If you're on all those medicines and have a pacemaker you should not plan on being in the military. Make other life plans. ...Read more

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I am turning 16 next month I am 65 inches and 140 pounds and I am growing at a very slow pace barely an inch a year do I need hgh???

I am turning 16 next month I am 65 inches and 140 pounds and I am growing at a very slow pace barely an inch a year do I need hgh???

No: You need to be evaluated and blood tests done to see what your levels are. Also consider your parents. Also you still have years to grow ...Read more

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When doing 60/60 interval training, what pace should the slow 60 be at? Can I walk the slower 60 or does it absolutely have to be a jog?

When doing 60/60 interval training, what pace should the slow 60 be at? Can I walk the slower 60 or does it absolutely have to be a jog?

Depends: Depends on your program and goal. How fast is the other 60? Many programs heve a walk element in there, especially if you are beginning the program. See how you feel. If you are sprinting the other 60, then either will work. If quicker jog, then take the rest time, and walk. You can always move it up to alternate as you feel better and get stronger. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I switch to fartlek run if I do constant pace running 3/4 times a week & cover 2.5miles in 22mins? At what time interval should I switch pace?

How can I switch to fartlek run if I do constant pace running 3/4 times a week & cover 2.5miles in 22mins? At what time interval should I switch pace?

Intervals, sort of: The idea behind fartlek is to not get too ocd about the times or distance. Try running 880 mile walk 220 and repeat until your goal is reached. Push the pulse to target if you can with each leg. ...Read more

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Can you explain the connection between stress and disease? The busier we are, the more stressed and the higher the incidents of disease. Our society's pace is getting faster and faster which I see is getting more and more stressed which is creating more d

Can you explain the connection between stress and disease? The busier we are, the more stressed and the higher the incidents of disease. Our society's pace is getting faster and faster which I see is getting more and more stressed which is creating more d

Your: Your question is an important one as it calls for greater understanding of very fundamental aspects of how diseases originate and progress, and the role of stress in disease. Austrian-born endocrinologist hans selye (hans hugo bruno selye, 1907 — 1982) did important scientific work on the response of an organism to stress. The term general adaptation syndrome (gas) - a theory of stress - has originated from his work. According to gas, stress is a non-specific response of the body a stimulus. There are three stages of gas: alarm, resistance and exhaustion. In the alarm stage, a hormone adrenaline is produced in order to bring about the "fight-or-flight" response. In the resistance stage, if the stressor persists, the body attempts to cope with the stress. However, the body cannot maintain this stage indefinitely and its resources become gradually depleted. In that case, the exhaustion stage ensues. In this final stage all of the body's resources are depleted and its functions become decompensated giving rise to diseases such as ulcers, depression, diabetes or cardiovascular problems. Obviously, in order to avoid the stress-associated illnesses, it would be necessary to limit the extent and duration of stressors on our organism, or "slow down", something that you correctly pointed out in your question. I posted a link below to a wikipedia article on hans selye and his theory of stress. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel a tapping from pace maker?

No: It is not normal to feel tapping or twitching from your pacemaker. You should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to go through metal detectors if you have a pace maker?

Is it ok to go through metal detectors if you have a pace maker?

Yes, but. .: It won't harm the pacemaker or you but it will set off the metal detector so tell the tsa agent about it. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a pace maker and a defibrillator?

What are the differences between a pace maker and a defibrillator?

PM ICD: A pace maker is designed to pace your heart, to make it beat, and is usually used for slow heart beat problems. A defibrillator is used to shock the heart out of a potentially lethal rhythm problem, kind of like pressing the reset button on your computer when it freezes. ...Read more

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What are good ways to drop pounds at a good pace?

What are good ways to drop pounds at a good pace?

Sensibly: To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Do masturbation increases the pace of aging?

Do masturbation increases the pace of aging?

No, not unless...: Masturbation does not increase the pace of aging, unless he or she keeps worrying about it. Excessive worrying can increase the pace of aging. ...Read more

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Is a jacuzzi okay for a person with a pace maker?

Is a jacuzzi okay for a person with a pace maker?

Pacer: The underlying diagnosis informs whether a pacer patient can use a jacuzzi. If only pathology is the pacer should be fine, if severe cardiac dysfunction with pacer likely not. ...Read more

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How much salt should a person with a pace maker have?

How much salt should a person with a pace maker have?

As needed: Any amount they require to make their food palatable. Pacemakers have no bearing on salt and vice versa. ...Read more

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Does pace of thrusting affect how quickly you ejaculate?

Does pace of thrusting affect how quickly you ejaculate?

Probably: Thrusting firmly will increase friction and stimulation. This in turn will likely speed up time towards ejaculation. ...Read more

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Can you die for a couple seconds and then come back to life if you have a pace maker?

Can you die for a couple seconds and then come back to life if you have a pace maker?

No: A pacemaker will only keep the heart rate at above a certain level if your intrinsic heart rate drops to that level. A defibrillator will shock the heart similar to an external shock from a paramedic or er doc in a situation of cardiac arrest or sudden cardiac death. This is most lilely the situation you are referring to. ...Read more

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How do you know if lupus is going to continue at the same pace or be less aggressive?

How do you know if lupus is going to continue at the same pace or be less aggressive?

Many reasons: This is a difficult question to answer. First how old is the patient, what race is the patient. How did the lupus present for example what symptoms did the patient presentl with and what organs are inolved. What did lab testing suggest? What medications are required to keep the patient under control or is it diificult to control despite many medications. Bad kidney involvement can be aggresive. ...Read more