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What Is The Safest Type Of Stretching For Beginners To Start With
What is the best prescription weight loss medicine and why? Using it only as a starting point coupled with diet and exercise. Sometimes the first step is the hardest.
Complicated question: Unfortunately, there are no great options. Many meds have been taken off the market for safety concerns. The few that are left have their own side effect profile (cardiovascular risk, potential for addiction) and most studies show that the weight is regained after the medicine is stopped. The fda approved a new med recently - lorcaserin - but they are requiring more safety data. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the general consensus of using antidepressants for pain medicine and what would be the best choice?
Can be a good choice: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is approved for treating pain and it is also an effective anti-depressant. The pain pathways are intimately entwined with the emotional centers of the brain and seratonin is a neurotransmitter involved in both mood and pain. Your symptoms besides just pain will determine which anti-depressant the doctor picks. ...Read more
Many forms: I believe at least one "mind body" session per week will enhance anyone's training. There are different forms of yoga and i would just experience a beginner session to start then go from their. This will make your muscles work differently. You will improve your breathing and balance as well. This will enhance your body building activity. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Firm mattress: As long as the mattress does not sag and is not too old it should be fine. Some stores let you trial them. ...Read more
Is the new procedure amor vie safe and effective? What is the best way to start such a treatment?
Caution...: Amor vie makers claim to be "safer" than hormones used in the whi study as they are bioidentical. This claim is dangerous and not founded by fact. Hrt can be safely administered by a licensed healthcare provider, but caution must be advised. Any type of HRT can increase the risk of breast cancer, stroke, and heart attack among others. The lowest most effective dose for 5-7 yrs is recommended. ...Read more
Lots of good choices: We now have a number of well tolerated, powerful, once a day combination regimens (including some that are one pill a day) to treat hiv. Your provider will pick a regimen based on your other health issues, other medications you may take, etc. Experts now recommend that most people start HIV medications once they are diagnosed, regardless of cd4 count. But you have to be ready for this committment. ...Read more
Does a dermatologist need to be a member of the American College of MOH's Surgery to do this type of work on the face? What is the best certification?
Legally No, however-: The American College of Mohs surgery is comprised of 1400 physicians who were fellowship trained in Mohs Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery. See mohscollege.org or skincancermohssurgery.org to learn why to choose a Fellowship trained Mohs surgeon to remove your skin cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whatever you will do: The best sport or exercise is whatever you will do regularly, really.No one sport is "better" than another, although different sports will have different effects. For overall health, including a sport that has cardiovascular benefits is very helpful (running, walking, bicycling, etc).Yoga and tai chi give flexibility and balance.Weight-lifting is good. Caution with overdoing, but get out and get fiti. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Any moderate exercise is good to do but can often after a while get boring and may lead to you stopping, especially for beginners. Variety is key to making it fun. However, if you don't have time or the resources to do other kids of exercises, keep it going. For more advanced exercises, cross training is important to work other sets of muscles to will augment one overall strength. ...Read more
Depends: I am not an expert on yoga but on asthma. Many complementary treatments have been studied as a treatment for asthma and if they work they subjectively cause patients to feel better but I am not aware of objective evidence they affect the physiologic abnormalities in asthma. They may also help reduce stress and anxiety which burden us all. ...Read more
Running: 3mi daily run at a comfortable pace is likely as good as any other form for general cardiovascular health. There may be slight differences in conditioning levels reachable with other plans but not likely significantly better for long term cv health. It is important to do it regularly at least 3-5 days a week and not be desultory. ...Read more
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