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What Exercise Is Good For Copd Sufferers
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
Probably yes: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease with unknown cause some of time the lungs are affected negatively a lung specialist would evaluate you and determine the extent of your lung involvement. Also, in some rare cases there can be heart involvement-perhaps irregular heart beats.A cardiologist would need to evaluate you in that case if you are affected by aches, pains and given the o-k--exercise helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Dietician: If you are on dialysis you should have an assigned dietician to help you with weight gain. If you have chronic kidney disease you need to be careful because a high protein diet potentially could cause fasting loss of kidney function. I would recommend talking to your nephrologist about a referral to a dietician. They are highly trained and generally can provide very useful information. ...Read more
See below: There are no objective criteria. So the answer is: one that meets your schedule and works for you. Hopefully, the provider uses all available treatments. ...Read more
Any weight bearing: Exercise is good for low bone density. This can be walking, jogging, running, plyometrics or resistance training with weights. The best form of weight bearing exercise is the one that you do consistently as to support continued bone growth/density stimulation you have to be consistent about your exercise routines. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Change: First get a stress test to determine how much light exercise you can do then start a light regimen, take all necessary meds for blood pressure or....Don't smoke, light to moderate alcohol only, eat healthy (fresh veg, no fried foods, more fish and grains), loose weight correctly through exercise not diets. ...Read more
What is the best indicator for long term survival with CHF? EF? Exercise tolerance? Some other factor? Thanks!
EF: The ejection fraction (EF) is only on of several contributing predictors of long term survival with Cardiomyopathy. Many factors modify this risk. Depression, comorbid diseases, marital status, medical and dietary compliance, age, education and even where you live have an impact. Ask your health care provider for a comprehensive prediction for you. ...Read more
Can be hard problem: No simple answer. Scleroderma patients can have problems with chewing (soft diet helps), esophageal issues (poor contractions, lots of reflux-avoid fried, greasy, fatty, spicy foods, large meals, lying down after eating, chocolate, minimize coffee); can have diverticula and bacterial overgrowth in small bowel-causes diarrhea-may need episodic antibiotics; probiotics may help. C doc and dietician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your own program: Work with a physical therapist. Ask your doctor for a referral to a physical therapist. The physical therapist can work with you to create an individualized exercise regimen that will strengthen the muscles around your joint, increase the range of motion in your joint and reduce your pain. ...Read more
Exercise: Begin with a daily walk of at least a half an hour. Gradually increase to 3 miles a day, and then gradually get the time for the 3 miles down to an hour or less, you can start doing light weight work 3 days a week also. It is important not to push too fast on progression. An increase every 2 weeks is plenty. Be sure to keep your caloric intake to 1500cal/day or less if you want weight loss. ...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
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