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Does a cardiovascular based workout work the best for weight loss?


I am conflicted whether to perform more cardiovascular excercise (treadmills, ellipticals) or do a cross-train cardiovascular/weights session to lose weight in general? Most of the men's magazines mention to do a weight routine, but alot of people have told me to stick to the treadmill. What are your thoughts?
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you should cross train because with the cardiovascular then you will get your heart rate up burning calories. but by building muscle mass using weights you will burn calories when you aren't working out  (+ info)

What are the risk of high abnormalities and pregnancy?


Im 19 and i hav a pap smear done a couple months ago which came back posible high abnormalities. Im booked for a calapsy in august.
I was wondering what are the risk of having high abnormalities during pregancy.
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There will be no risk if you go and get this problem sorted out. You shouldn't be thinking about pregnancy at 19 though. I can't imagine why if your pap came back normal it took them a few months to book you for a colposcopy. They booked mine with in a few days. they went in, did their biopsies and stuff and nothing was wrong. I've had 3 children with no abnormalities.  (+ info)

What are the odds to having a down syndrome baby with 2 ultrasound abnormalities?


I went in for my ultrasound at 19 wks and found out the baby has echoing in the heart ventricles and a cyst at base of brain. Individually, they would not be concerned, but because 2 abnormalities are present I need to go in for a level 2 ultrasound. What are my odds for having a down syndrome baby at 30 with these abnormalities being present?
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I am 34 and had 2 abnormalities on my son's ultrasound. He had an echogenci foci (white spot on the heart) and a dilated kidney. He is a perfect 3 month old. 2 abnormalities is not unusual at all. Try not to worry. I know that's hard because I've been there.  (+ info)

want to understand the link between chromosomal abnormalities in parents and recurrent miscarriages?


I learn that one of the reasons for recurrent miscarriage of a pregnancy is the chromsomal abnormalities found in atleast one parent. I have the following questions:
1. Does this problem always result in a miscarriage or are there chances of delivering a live baby ?
2. If it results in a child-birth, are there chances of the baby born with abnormalities ?
3. Is this problem curable/treatable ?
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1. The problem does not always end in a miscarriage. Most chrom abnormalities that result in a miscarriage happen before 6 weeks of pregnancy.

2. 1 out of 150 babies is born with a chromosomal abnormality. These types of abnormalities occur when the structure of a chromosome is damaged or the number of chromosomes is off (extra or too few).

3. Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Patau's syndrome (trisomy 13), and Edward's syndrome (trisomy 18) are common chromosomal abnormalites. Prenatal testing, like amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling, can be done before the birth and I have heard that they can now go in and remove the extra chromosomes or fix them which would fix the abnormality but most of them are non-curable and non-treatable.  (+ info)

What is the difference between a cardiovascular and a cardiothoracic surgeon?


I want to know the difference between a cardiovascular and a cardiothoracic surgeon and there annual salary.
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It's thoracic surgeon, not cardiothoracic. While both perform thoracic (chest cavity) surgeries a cardiovascular surgeon has specialized training and knowledge of heart and blood vessel procedures and disorders. Many cardiovascular surgeons are also board certified thoracic surgeons. The two disciplines work well together but cardiovascular surgery is more specialized and thoracic surgery is more of a general surgery. As to annual salary, that varies. There is no one figure but it will be 6 of them. And, I might add, it's well earned!  (+ info)

What cardiovascular exercises to do in the winter?


I was wondering what can I do in the Winter to keep my cardiovascular health in check. I live in michigan and it's is like high 20's right now and I would run but I dont know if that's normal when it's this cold.I get chest pains when I dont run often so what else could I do to keep my heart exercised.
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try rope jumping , it's an indoor activity that doesn't require space only a rope and it happens to be one of the best cardiovascular exercises.
do 20 to 30 min a day
P.S: don't forget to eat healthy food and drink lots of water ( 8 to 12 glasses)
good luck  (+ info)

How is hematology related to the cardiovascular system?


(biotech drugs treat hematological indications, and I don't know its relation to the cardiovascular system.
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cardio vascular system transport blood and lymph. hematology is the study of blood, lymph and related diseases, hope u got it.  (+ info)

Does cardiovascular and lung capacity plateau after so many months of aerobic exercise?


I heard that in strength training, your muscles can plateau. Does the same apply to your heart and lungs in aerobic exercise? Do you need to switch it up after a while for aerobic exercise? Will your cardiovascular level off?

Thanks!
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Yes, to an extent. That is when you introduce circuits and intervals to change it up then go back to what you were doing when you break through.  (+ info)

What is the difference between a cardiologist, cardiovascular surgeon, and cardiotheracic surgeon?


I need to make a research on cardiovascular surgeons, and all these are different and I do not know which relates the most to what I am looking for? I know they are different because they get paid different.
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The cardiologist is the non-surgical specialist who treats the heart. The cardiovascular surgeon operates on the heart and related blood vessels, and the cardiothoracic surgeon operates on the heart and lungs, and related vessels. Oftentimes nowadays, the terms cardiovascular surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon are used interchangeably.  (+ info)

What are the best cardiovascular/aerobic exercises to achieve weight loss?


I'm not neglecting weight training, I just want to lose some weight before doing it. I'm looking for an effective, high intensity cardiovascular/aerobic exercise routine that will yield excellent results: cardiovascular strength and endurance AND weight loss. I want a routine that I can do AT LEAST 5 days each week. Thanks!
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Any weight bearing exercises like walking/ jogging or if you go to the gym. Weight bearing exercises can also improve muscle strength and bone density too. Try and stick to a healthy diet as well. You don't have to make your body ache every day or starve yourself to get results.  (+ info)

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