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What Is The Oldest Stroke Used In Competitive Swimming
Not always: As with all exercise, the body will adapt to it and become more efficient at it, and therefore give you fewer returns/results for your efforts. If all you did was freestyle, over time you would not get the same results as you did when you were beginning your freestyle program. Maybe you shouldn't abandon the other swinnimg strokes that you can perform. ...Read more
Butterfly: Is the highest probably followed by a fast freestyle ...Read more
Any stroke: You will get toned up and leaner looking, but may not lose much weight swimming. Many exercises cause a rise in core temperature, and sweating, etc. These can help reduce weight. The water keeps your temp. Cooler, and you don't sweat, so there is less weight lost. You do burn calories which will help weight loss, but not as much/fast as, for example, playing raquetball hard. Excellent exercise. ...Read more
Over the past year I have been experiencing pain in my shins when I do breast stroke in swimming, I've never had growing pain so im not sure what it?
Shin pain in swimmer:
Shin pain in breaststrokers is common and means you are getting a complete kick. It is basically a shin splint.
Stand on a step, heel only on... most of the rest of your foot hanging off. Tie a weight to the toe of your shoe, and do weighted toe raises. Allow the foot to extend down, then point contract the foot to point the toes as high as they'll go. Hold at the top, and compress shin muscle. ...Read more
1/2 hour slow breast stroke daily for 3 months. Start to have bilateral golfers elbow 1 month ago. How can that happen? Have to stop swimming?
Cross train: Elbow pain associated with swimming breast stroke may signal overuse and/or improper technique. Suggest a coach to watch your stroke and add any needed corrections. You can also incorporate other strokes in your workout, such as freestyle. Days off or cross training with cycling will allow for recovery of overused joints. ...Read more
57 year old female. Can half an hour of swimming breast stroke every day be the cause of Trochanteric Bursitis?
Trochanteric bursa: As you might imagine, it is possible your activity is the cause. A good question is does swimming make it worse? Visit your orthopedic surgeon for a physical exam to evaluate your pain. You also have lumbar spinal disease and may have bone spurs or other etiological factors. Rest and modify your activity- try another stroke or use a pull buoy. Read:http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00409 ...Read more
D I had a stroke two years ago and today is clear that it was caused by patent foramen ovale. Can I keep doing sports like swimming, running, fitness?
Probably: First, we can rarely guarantee that a stroke is caused by a pfo--20-25% of the general population has a pfo, which means that anyone who has a stroke for any reason has a 20% chance of having a pfo. That being said, the younger and healthier a patient is, the more likely it is that the pfo was related to stroke. There is no contraindication to exercise with pfo. Check with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
Testicle pain: Strain of inner thigh muiscles and lower abdomen could radiate to testicles and cause pain. If so, then you need rest and less exertion during swimming. Sudden groin pain in men with swelling of the scrotum, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain are symptoms of testicular torsion, which is a medical emergency. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you experience these symptoms. ...Read more
Can you please tell me about some great swimming strokes, that work for your arms and legs and stomach?
Most comfortable: The best tampon is the one that is most comfortable for you. You may need to try different brands and sizes until you find one that suits you. ...Read more
Different options: Medications used for blood thinning effect include aspirin, clopidogrel, dipyramidole. Warfarin can be used if there is evidence of Afib/Aflutter. Newer agents include dabigatran, rivaroxaban, or apixiban. Statin medications including atorvastatin or simvastatin are often used as well. ...Read more
A clot disolver: If one has an "embolic" stroke due usually to a clot, and one presents early into the stroke, a "clot busting" drug usually given intravenously may be administered to lessen the effect of the stroke. If warning signs of a stroke present, call 911 immediately and get to the nearest er. You may have to be transferred to a referral center but you may get treatment started urgently en route. Do it! ...Read more
I used to go for swimming few years back and I had got tanned a lot! Is it now possible to get my skin lightened again?
Avoid sun: If you avoid direct sunlight, wear lite clothing while in the sun, stay out of the sun as much as possible when it is highest in the sky 10 to 2, your skin should eventually return to its normal color. You will get age spots later in life, the more you sunbath but this is a natural process. Wrinkles are also associated with sun bathing. Advise lotion with high spf factor, skin moisturizer. ...Read more
Maybe: Any strenuous, consistent exercise program that severely lowers body fat percentage may contribute to diminished ovulation events and therefor cause lower probability of fertility. This effect would not be specific to competitive swimming. And to be fair, many competitive athletes have no problems achieving pregnancy. ...Read more
Yes but: It will come off. The adhesive is not that strong or water-proof. ...Read more
I just used a new brand of tampon mini for about 1.5 to 2 hours while swimming, what is the chance of me developing TSS?
No worry: Not to worry if you change the tampin. Do not leave it inserted ...Read more
No bleeding: A dry or "ischemic" stroke is similar to a heart attack. A clot lodges in an artery to the brain which cuts of the blood supply causing damage to the brain. This is a stroke or a "brain attack". A "wet" stroke is a hemorrhage in the brain usually caused by either a malformation called and avm or an aneurysm or can also be called by uncontrolled hypertension. ...Read more
Stroke: Mca stands for the middle cerebral artery which is one of the major arteries that provides vascular supply to the brain. If this artery should become block then it can cause a stroke in the brain. A stroke is loss of function n the form of speech, motor control of the body among other functions. ...Read more
Any age : A stroke can occur at any age when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted. Although more common with advancing age, diabetes, drug abuse, and penetrating neck injuries are examples of reasons for stroke in a younger age group. ...Read more
Stroke symptoms. : Strokes can cause symptoms ranging from almost undetectable problems to complete loss of function on one side of the body. Usually strokes cause changes in movement or weakness on one side versus the other. Speech and vision can also be affected as well as sensation. Often times strokes are preceded by warning signs in which the after mentioned problems could be transient in nature. If you're experiencing any of these problems seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more
Immediately: A suspected stroke is a medical emergency. Person or family should call 911 as time is very important for treatment. If the stroke is caused by a blocked artery treatment to break the blockage is available. After the stroke is stable and the treatment is complete rehabilitation can start. This may occur in an inpatient rehabilitation unit or subacute unit depending on the person's abilities. ...Read more
F = new onset facial weakness on one side, the mouth or the eye droops (smiling shows this up) A = new onset arm weakness (you can't hold one of your arms up or lift it properly S = speech problems, new slurring or difficulty finding the name for common objects e.g. pen, chairs, keys.
T = Urgent treatment in hospital is required. Call ambulance. ...Read more
Disabling: If one has a stroke, and was a lawyer, loss of speech is a "severe stroke". If a patient has an intracerebral bleed, there is a 60% chance of death in one year, and this would be "severe". A complete paralysis on one side, "hemiplegia" is considered severe. Complete obstruction of a major blood vessel, or impact on the brainstem area can have devastating consequences. ...Read more
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