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What is the effect of weightlifting on pectus excavatum?

What is the effect of weightlifting on pectus excavatum?

None: Muscular development does not impact the cartilage deformity of pectus excavatum, except in the case where the muscles may mask the skeletal deformity somewhat (not very effectively). ...Read more

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Weight Lifting (Definition)

Weight lifting refers to the activity of lifting weights, or using resistance bands, pulley systems, or similar resistance apparatus to increase muscle mass or to tone the body. This can either be done competitively or as a ...Read more


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Wich part of body is better to train to get better view ..I have pectus excavatum. Should i train abs or weight lifting?

Wich part of body is better to train to get better view ..I have pectus excavatum. Should i train abs or weight lifting?

Pectus excavatum: Pectus excavatum can be surgically repaired, but surgery is usually reserved for people who have moderate to severe signs and symptoms. People who have mild signs and symptoms may be helped by physical therapy. Certain exercises can improve posture and increase the degree to which the chest can expand. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pectus-excavatum/basics/treatment/con-20028599 ...Read more

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How serious is my pectus excavatum?

How serious is my pectus excavatum?

Pectus Excavatum: Pectus Excavatum can range from very mild to severe. The symptoms are typically related to the severity of the pectus, ranging from completely asymptomatic to possible cardio-pulmonary problems. You should be evaluated by a surgeon with expertise in the field. Here is a link with helpful information: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1004953-overview ...Read more

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What are the social impacts of pectus excavatum?

What are the social impacts of pectus excavatum?

Pectus problems: Pectus excavatum usually does not become severe until early puberty and adolescence. The appearance of the chest can be very disturbing to young teenagers. Problems with self-esteem and body image perception are frequently reported in teenaged patients. Psychologic disturbances are not unusual in older patients primarily related to the perception ; appearance of the caved-in chest. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't treat pectus excavatum?

NoT much: Rarely does this cause any medical condition besides the cosmetic appearance. It is usually done in teenage boys for purely cosmetic and social reasons. ...Read more

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How painfull is the pectus excavatum surgery?

How painfull is  the pectus excavatum surgery?

Pectus surgery/pain: Pain is common after the surgery (minimally invasive as well as open surgery). For the first few days, patients will receive strong pain medicine in the vein (through an iv) and/or through a catheter placed in the spine (an epidural). After that, pain is usually managed with medicines (narcotics and nsad) taken by mouth. Hospital stay can be up to 7 days for pain management. ...Read more

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Pectus excavatum- is it recommended to have surgery to fix it?

Pectus excavatum-  is it recommended to have surgery to fix it?

No: Rarely does this cause any medical condition besides the cosmetic appearance. It is usually done in teenage boys for purely cosmetic and social reasons. ...Read more

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Is pectus excavatum going to affect my heart over time?

Is pectus excavatum going to affect my heart over time?

If severe: In severe pectus deformity, pediatric patients experience excersise intolerance, lack of stamina because of dyspnea, sometimes chest pains, mitral valve prolapse, experience palpitations and recurrent respiratory tract disease. Therefore if the pectus deformity is so mild that did not get repaired early in life, chances of cardiac problems are less. ...Read more

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Help docs! my 9 year old daughter has a pectus excavatum?

Relax: Talk to your pediatrician. Most pectus patients have few if any symptoms. If they are present, exercise intolerance, chest pain, shortness of breath, etc, can be seen. Most children lead full and active lives with no therapy. If you want to have it repaired for cosmetic or psychological factors, talk to you doctor about timing. If done too early, recurrence is possible. ...Read more

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Will my gp refer me to a specialist for pectus excavatum?

Depends on symptoms: At your age, the pectus has to be pretty dramatic to so compress the heart that it can be shown to interfere with cardiac function. Up to that point, it is usually done for cosmesis in adolescents who fear social stigma- but this can be unrewarding- it won't change their shyness. ...Read more

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Pectus excavatum affecting my breathing at high altitudes?

Pectus excavatum affecting my breathing at high altitudes?

How high.: Pulmonary inssuficiency symptoms associated with pectus deformities depends on several factors. Complete pulm.Funct.Test, echocardiogram, cat scan thorax will help assess symptoms. Obiously non smoker pectus pt. Cardiac compression by depressed sternum may produce dyspnoea on excertion as a symptom. Need to have all studies and an excersise tolerance assessment to assess baseline heart/pulmonary fx. ...Read more

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Is there any way to fix pectus excavatum without breaking bones?

Is there any way to fix pectus excavatum without breaking bones?

Yes: The nuss procedure involves placement of a bar under the breast bone to allow it to reform and remodel. The bar stays for about two years. The operation is minimally invasive. You can google nuss procedure or heck out youtube for videos of the operation. ...Read more

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Hi docs, do you think I can get rid of pectus excavatum by working out?

Hi docs, do you think I can get rid of pectus excavatum by working out?

No: This is the shape of your chest bone. There is nothing that can be done about that except surgery if it's starting to compromise your lung or heart function. ...Read more

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What does pectus excavatum mean? If I have it, should I mention it to my doctor?

You don't need to: Pectus excavatum is depression of the breast bone. Your doctor will see it immediately when you take off your shirt for examination ...Read more

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How bad do you think pectus excavatum looks? No doctor has ever commented on mine.

How bad do you think pectus excavatum looks? No doctor has ever commented on mine.

Anatomy: Sometimes physicians need to be asked their opinion point blank. The physician may not want to make you self conscious, specially if this anatomic variant is not affecting your health. ...Read more

Dr. Delphine Yung
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Funnel Chest (Definition)

-defect where the sternum instead of a normal appearance is sunken . If U poured water on it it would pool. It can B severe & compromise cardiac & pulmonary Fx. It is in these cases ...Read more


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