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Should people with hemophilia exercise and play sports?

Should people with hemophilia exercise and play sports?

Yes! but...: http://www.cps.ca/english/statements/hal/hal10-01.htm#hemophilia http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc233179/.

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Can my child with hemophilia participate in activities?

Can my child with hemophilia participate in activities?

Hemophilia: Yes, but it depends on many factors. Certain activites that may expose the child to trauma are not allowed. The subject should be discussed with the child's physician to determ which activities the child will be allowed to participate in. ...Read more

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Can myopia be prevented by participating in more outdoor activities?

Can myopia be prevented by participating in more outdoor activities?

No: There is no known way to prevent myopia. It is familial in many cases. There seems to be more people becoming myopia when a population becomes more urban (instead of rural), and when the society gets industrialized and educated. It is not known if myopia is worsened by close-up reading, close-up computer screens or tv's, less time spent outdoors, inadequate light indoors, etc... ...Read more

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What are visible differences between children who play indoors and those who play outdoors?

What are visible differences between children who play indoors and those who play outdoors?

Other than a tan ??: Inside & sedentary kids are more likely to pack on the pounds & see their schoolwork suffer because of all the tv time/computer games & tendency to snack. The outside kids develop smoother coordination at an earlier age, more natural vitamin d & better social skills through their team interaction. Interesting choice of lifestyles. ...Read more

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Does participating in physical activities improve health-related fitness?

Does participating in physical activities improve health-related fitness?

Yes: Generally, one must increase the heart rate or breathing rate some in order to improve fitness. It's amazing though what regular walking can do. ...Read more

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Can living in a desert climates help people with arthritis?

Can living in a desert climates help people with arthritis?

Desert areas?: Desert climates usually indcate the presence of a chronic high pressure system over the area, with now low pressure front coming in, which bring rainm precedede by a drop in barometric pressure. It is this that makes patients with arthritis ache! so, given to area, the desert southwest or seattle, where would arthritis patients ache more! seattle! ...Read more

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12hrs of ruminating & dysfunctional 24hr post Crisis in marriage triggered by external stressors; work, environment, inlaws, chores. Have I snapped?

12hrs of ruminating & dysfunctional 24hr post Crisis in marriage triggered by external stressors; work, environment, inlaws, chores. Have I snapped?

We obsess: when we try to control situations that feel out of control. it does not help. The most constructive thing you can do is see a mental health pro like a clinical psychologist to learn ways to manage stress more effectively. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does having osteoarthritis impact activities of daily living?

Does having osteoarthritis impact activities of daily living?

Possibly: If its interfering with life you should consider seeing your doctor to discuss options. ...Read more

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Im quiet an active adrenalin junkie person such as out door sports , scuba diving, motocross ect. Will a breast augmentation limit me with activities?

Im quiet an active adrenalin junkie person such as out door sports , scuba diving, motocross ect. Will a breast augmentation limit me with activities?

No limitations: The short answer is that breast implants should not limit your lifestyle. However, it is important that they not be too large and that you are aware of all of the ramifications in terms of implants in athletic women. I would recommend asking your plastic surgeon for specific information on this. ...Read more

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How cold is too cold for children to participate in outdoor sports practice? Is 34 degrees safe? Any time restrictions or precautions?

How cold is too cold for children to participate in outdoor sports practice?  Is 34 degrees safe?  Any time restrictions or precautions?

Healthy outdoors!: A child in robust health is quite safe outdoors in that temperature. He should properly attired for the weather. There are medical conditions or instances of acute illness that may make it unwise. In cases of extreme adverse condition the general advisory will be a suitable guideline or anyone. ...Read more

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Daily water intake for female, age 21, 266lbs, 5"6 height, lives in northern ireland (cold climate), not very active at all. Thanks?

Daily water intake for female, age 21, 266lbs, 5"6 height, lives in northern ireland (cold climate), not very active at all. Thanks?

2.2 liters per day: Adequate fluid intake is about 2.2 liters per day for women aged 19-30 years., and increased drinking is required for active individuals or those in hot environments. ...Read more

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From psychological stance-how were cavemen's relationships & social connections easier in a way that teens could mimic in a positive way? Less stress?

From psychological stance-how were cavemen's relationships & social connections easier in a way that teens could mimic in a positive way? Less stress?

UTOPIA: You know, i've never had any caveman in psychotherapy. Cant help there. Sounds like social connections and relationships are some sort of problem now and you arent understanding/managing these very well. Might be a good idea to talk with a therapist and sort it out. ...Read more

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How can women protect their joints(swimming, biking, etc.) while getting enough weightbearing exercise, which stresses joints, especially knees?

How can women protect their  joints(swimming, biking, etc.) while getting enough weightbearing exercise, which stresses joints, especially knees?

Strong bones?: We talk about weight bearing exercises when we want to build strong bones. Resistance exercises can also build stronger bones without pounding your knees. Also, remember the overall goal is to prevent hip fractures. So besides stronger bones, we also want stronger muscles and good balance. All kinds of exercise, including knee friendly walking and tai chi, help with strength and balance too. ...Read more

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Why do most teen group therapy groups gender-separate?

Why do most teen group therapy groups gender-separate?

Distraction: They do not want the teens to use the group as a dating environment. Also if the group discusses tough issues like physical or sexual abuse, the participant will not discuss this in front of the opposite sex. And in general, males and females relate and deal with problems differently. ...Read more

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How big of an impact does cold weather and climate play in people who have rsd/crps?

How big of an impact does cold weather and climate play in people who have rsd/crps?

Varies: Since there is altered blood flow regulation, people with crps often have problems with changes in climate. May also be experiencing a raynauds phenomenon in cold weather. ...Read more

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How many jammed fingers or finger injuries visits occur annually to e.R.'s, from sports activities?

How many jammed fingers or finger injuries visits occur annually to e.R.'s, from sports activities?

Lots: Lots but not enough. All jammed fingers should have an x-ray and a good examination. There is often fractures or ligament injuries that are not obvious to the lay persons eye. Delay in treatment ca lead to poor outcomes. ...Read more

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When do play groups become beneficial for babies?

When do play groups become beneficial for babies?

Not so much : Playgroups are not especially useful for development or socialization for babies less than a year of age. Playgroups are for parents to get together and share their new world of parenting. They are for forging new relationships with other families that are meaningful given the context of your changing family. Playgroups are helpful of course for stay at home moms, but dads are welcome to jump in! ...Read more

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For g6pd deficient are they easilly get tired on activities or sports?

For g6pd deficient are they easilly get tired on activities or sports?

Usually Not: There are degrees of severity of g6pd deficiency, for many people, especially with african ancestry, they do not have anemia and are just a bit more sensitive to certain drugs and foods that cause oxidative stress. These folks do fine with sports and have normal energy. For those with severe g6pd deficiency, often from asia or the mediterranean, they have anemia, and may tire more easily. ...Read more

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When I do any small activity, I feel like thorns are pricking my skin especially in the winter. I have this for some years now but it's getting worse!

When I do any small activity, I feel like thorns are pricking my skin especially in the winter. I have this for some years now but it's getting worse!

May be miliaria: May be a form of miliara (heat rash). A primary care doctor or dermatologist may help prevent and treat the symptoms. Keeping the skin surface smooth, soft, intact and healthy is important, so try to avoid over-scratching. What happens during exercise (when you start to sweat) is that the sweat glands are blocked at first (causing symptoms), but once sweat is able to flow freely, it feels better. ...Read more