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When Can I Exercise After Carotid Endarterectomy
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
1-2 weeks: The main reason for delaying exercise is to permit the groin to heal. The procedure usually inserts a needle and catheter through an artery in the groin. After removing the catheter, if the artery is not sealed completely, exercise with a lot of groin bending may start bleeding from the artery that had been entered. It doesn't happen often, but when it does surgical repair might be needed. ...Read more
Ask your OB surgeon: The best person to ask what occurred in the or and what challenges a woman faces after surgery is the OB who was the senior doctor on the case. It is always appropriate for a patient to ask to see the surgeon to come talk to her even if not her usual doctor. Information about what was seen and what occurred can be gained and put in perspective. Plus advice about exercise, precautions can be given. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The recurrence rates after endarterectomy depend in a number of factors such as smoking, patch use for angioplasty and on going problems with managing the risk factors of peripheral vascular disease. Women may also be more likely to have recurrent disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After a heart attack and stent, how long before someone should be able to part in strenuous activity?
Depends: cardiac rehabilitation is used in those with coronary artery disease. Your question is dependent on a number of factors and there isn't a simple answer. People can have what's called silent ischemia depending on risk factors thus it is tough to tell withy certainty what is considered too strenuous for ones health. I would discuss this with your cardiologist. Define strenuous with them. ...Read more
After open heart surgery. When will i be able to lift heavy weights again? And do people usually lose significant weight after surgery?
3 months & yes: I typically restrict lifting, pushing and pulling for 3 months following heart surgery thru standard incision. 1 month for min invasive approach. I keep them to 10 lbs for 6 weeks and 25 lbs for another 6 weeks. Weight loss. I usually tell patients to expect to loose 10 to 30 pounds over 2-3 months after surgery. Unfortunately they often gain it all back w/in a yr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Restrictions: Depends on the exercise. Ask your surgeon. My restrictions are, no bending at the waist and no heavy lifting (10 lb) for 1 wk. Then you can return to normal routine. Other caveats: always have eye protection, no underwater activity for a month, or any other extreme spots, ie. Bungie jumping...... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I would like to know If i can take any betablocker as needed, usually when my heart rate stays over 100 (sitting position) after a vigorous exercise.
Better: If you were having cardiac pain (Angina) you will have relief of the pain after stenting. Otherwise you will feel normal. Try not to be too anxious about this issue. It is common practice and safe in experienced hands. Trust your physicians to have your best interest foremost in their concern. ...Read more
6 weeks: You should wait at least 6 weeks before starting to exercise after a c-section. Light walking is ok but do not lift anything heavy or do anything strenuous to protect the stitches you have on the inside. They take longer to heal than the skin incision that you can see on the outside. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask surgeon: Everyone heals differently and has different recovery periods based on their personal and unique condition/body. This would be best answered by the surgeon. Call him and ask the question, they should be happy to provide you with the best answer for your specific condition post-op. Good luck. ...Read more
The process: ... Of clogging of the arteries and building up of plaque in the vessels which has been going on for many years does not necessarily ever stop just because one has bypass surgery. It can be slowed down with smoking cessation, diet, exercise, and control of blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar. ...Read more
Had brain surgery for an unruptured brain aneurysm 5 weeks ago.(coiled) when can I resume my sex life and also go to the gym.Thanks?
After stent implant on my arteries how long before i can make my exercise, and what kind of exercise at first?
It depends!: Stents are implanted in different arteries and for different reasons. For example, a stent might be put in a leg artery to relieve pain caused by a blockage in that leg. A stent might be put in a coronary (heart) artery because of chest pain, or because of a heart attack. Exercise recommendations afterwards will depend on your condition, how the stent was implanted, and why it was needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends, of course: Open bypass surgery usually requires 2-3 days in the hospital to regain adequate activity to go home, then again a slow return to regular activity in 2-4 weeks. Air travel should be ok within 2 weeks after surgery, depending on one's activity level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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