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How do I lose baby weight with sciatica?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
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In brief: Pool Therapy

Can help unload the spine and allow you to burn some calories.
Try that first. If not helping consider seeing a pain specialist to address the pain first and then get back to the exercise afterwards.

In brief: Pool Therapy

Can help unload the spine and allow you to burn some calories.
Try that first. If not helping consider seeing a pain specialist to address the pain first and then get back to the exercise afterwards.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Dieting

Most recent studies have shown that weight loss is not really a factor of exercise but related to the amount of calories taken in.
A very extensive study was published this year looking at hunter-gathers in africa and comparing their diet and activity to a typical western sedentary person and the metabolic or caloric needs were the same. So what you put in your mouth and how much is what counts.

In brief: Dieting

Most recent studies have shown that weight loss is not really a factor of exercise but related to the amount of calories taken in.
A very extensive study was published this year looking at hunter-gathers in africa and comparing their diet and activity to a typical western sedentary person and the metabolic or caloric needs were the same. So what you put in your mouth and how much is what counts.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Breastfeed often

"dieting" is not needed, as long as the breastfeeding woman eats only as many calories as needed to maintain her normal (pre-pregnant) weight.
For example, if she was 120 pounds before pregnancy and is now 145 pounds, she should eat just enough for a 120 lb woman. Her 25 lb excess will be gradually used up in the production of breastmilk (25 ounces of breastmilk contains about 500 calories).

In brief: Breastfeed often

"dieting" is not needed, as long as the breastfeeding woman eats only as many calories as needed to maintain her normal (pre-pregnant) weight.
For example, if she was 120 pounds before pregnancy and is now 145 pounds, she should eat just enough for a 120 lb woman. Her 25 lb excess will be gradually used up in the production of breastmilk (25 ounces of breastmilk contains about 500 calories).
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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