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Avoid Lifting Heavy Objects

Heavy weight lifting can lead to acute cardiovascular strain. They also increase the risk of getting ischemic heart disease. They produce various hemodynamic responses in cardiac patients. In patients with uncontrolled coronary heart disease, weight lifting must be avoided.

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Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. You have a degenerative disk disease although not serious enough to cause focal deficit at present but, there is minimal thecal sac indentation. I would suggest: 1) Weight reduction. Your BMI (body mass index) is high which makes you a high-r...  Read Full »

Kindly explain the reports which I had for my back pain.

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Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Few small multilevel osteophytes are seen. The L3-4 and L4-5 discs are desiccated. A mild posterior-central disc bulge is noted at L3-4 level indenting the posterior thecal sac without c...  Read Full »

I have an indentation on my upper left thigh after a weightlifting workout. Should I be concerned?

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Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Nothing to worry about till there is no pain, discomfort, swelling, or redness. 1. It is advisable to go slow with the gym workout. 2. Hire a trainer if possible. 3. Build up strength before dumbbell workouts. 4. Since you were out of the gym for a few years, gradually g...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to It may or may not be directly related to SARM (selective androgen receptor modulator) use. Backache is a prevalent problem in this age group, and your BMI (body mass index) is 39 (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which predisposes you to spine problems l...  Read Full »

I got a hard forearm lump after the injury. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I hit my forearm yesterday and there is a hard lump now where it was hit. It does not hurt to move my arm or pick things up but does hurt if any pressure is put near the lump. It does not sound like a fracture, does it? I do not want to go to the doctor's office as everyone is sick and...  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It does not seem like a fracture. I would like to know few things for clarity. Do you find any difficulty in moving your hand or anything else? Is there any kind of color...  Read Full »

Can I dance with a bulging disc?

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What causes spinal stenosis to flare up?

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Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The x-ray findings you have posted (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) are consistent with a degenerative disc that is a normal phenomenon. So there is nothing to worry about. The straightening of the spine could mean weak, strained muscles which h...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your pain related to hernia needs thorough examination. If there are no complications seen during physical examination and ultrasound, then you can do surgery after a month. If there are any complications, then you need immediate surgery. For now, you can do TRUS (trans...  Read Full »

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