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What Occurs At A Male High School Sports Physical
History and Exam: High school athletes, whether male or female, will complete a thorough history form asking about any injuries or medical problems that may effect their sports participation. They will then undergo a thorough examination, including musculoskeletal and heart exam. Males also often undergo a testicular exam and hernia check. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a high school sports player looking to improve my workouts, is there any pre/post workout supplements that are healthy to take and work?
Face shield: A clear plastic face shield provides the best protection after a broken nose. You might see college or professional players wearing these. You might need this for 2-4 weeks depending on the severity of the fracture. A larger football helmet face shield or a softball face mask will also work well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sports are over for a while and i'd like to get on some medications... I've put off getting on medications for some issues i've been having for a while. In high school, i could get away with being unable to focus because, well, it was high school. Now tha
Anxiety : Anxiety is the most common reason people seek psychiatric consultation. So you are not alone. Medication can be helpful in to treat the symptoms. However, underneath the symptoms are the cause of the anxiety, panic, and difficulty sleeping. Anxiety is usually a secondary emotion to deeper emotions. Psychotherapy (considered to be therapy anything less than three times a week) and in particular, psychoanalysis (anything three or more times per week) can help understand the deeper emotions and change patterns that will eliminate the anxiety, panic and sleeping difficulties. It also sounds as though you might be coping with add and it may be helpful to be tested and treated for this as well. Being treated for the symptoms (with medication) can make a tremendous difference in one's productivity and therefore self-esteem. The best approach would be to see a psychiatrist that also specializes in psychotherapy. This way you will get good treatment for your symptoms with medications, but also have the option of psychotherapy. The psychiatrist with the most advanced training in psychotherapy are those trained in psychoanalysis. If you choose to look for someone, you may want to ask about contemporary analysis and call a few. Most of them will allow a phone interview for you to see if you are comfortable with them and if it is a good fit. Larger cities have psychoanalytic institutes that may offer some names, or reduced fee analysis by trainees that are supervised by senior analysts. ...Read more
Yes: This is actually a human-rights issue. The hiv-positive athlete poses no danger, and there's never been a credible case of transmission. In most of the civilized world, it is illegal to Prohibit participation in sports because of infection with hiv, hepatitis b or hepatitis c. The rules about blood in sports keep athletes safe. ...Read more
Usually not: I do not believe that this is routine at the high school level. It is at the college level. The head of athletics department would be the best source for a response. Some medications if prescribed and monitored by a physician are allowed by the ncaa. However the athlete still has to be very careful especially regarding sports drinks and otc medications and supplements. ...Read more
Played football in high school. MMA fighter for 2 years now. Many hard blows to the head in both sports. Could i possibly have CTE or develop CTE?
Am i high risk for CTE? Played high school football and im now an mma fighter. Never been concussed but taken many blows to the head in both sports
Absolutely in time: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy occurs after repetitive blows to the head. There is a spectrum in Traumatic Brain Injury that leads from Concussion to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. For some reason, we believe that we can repeatedly take damage to our brains when we participate in Football, Boxing, Muay-Thai, but we are breakable. Know when to say when. BJJ only a great alternative when time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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