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Forum: Health and Medical Issues 09-06-2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,854
Posted By Kevin King
Re: Acne

The ultimate issue at hand here is that our original poster came looking for advice -- and brother, you've got it!

You have a naturopathic physician (read his site on exactly what that is) an...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 09-04-2007, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,046
Posted By Kevin King
Re: Moderate angina in heavy running

I'll third that motion.

The only caveat is that if you have had a change in your symptoms recently (worse, quicker onset, different associated symptoms) get to your doc more quickly.

The odds are...
Forum: Injuries 09-04-2007, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,510
Posted By Kevin King
Re: A Hole In My Stomach - Belt Suggestions?

Sounds to me like you have a hernia.

I recommend revisiting this with your doc as depending on the size/type, they can be dangerous if the contents of your abdomen (fat, bowel) get caught in the...
Forum: Injuries 09-04-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,359
Posted By Kevin King
Talking Re: CF-ing with a Burst Eardrum

Don't feel bad.

We all have awkward moments when learning how to deal with patients at first. You did a huge service by agreeing to participate.

My story is a bit less... messy, but still...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 08-27-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,697
Posted By Kevin King
Re: Post-workout malaise?

David, not only is that funny, but it may have a tinge of truth.... I saw in a journal a few weeks ago that there is some emerging research that moderate caffeine may help the quality of work out...
Forum: Starting 08-27-2007, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,071
Posted By Kevin King
Re: More rest days needed for crossfit beginners?

Sam,

Let me just start by saying, "I feel your pain."

This is the second time I started Crossfit. This time I am in worse shape than last and I can feel it every time I have climbed or descended...
Forum: Injuries 08-27-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,720
Posted By Kevin King
Re: My experience with rhabdo

While rhabdo is bad... it can kill your kidneys, it sounds like you were flirting with a compartment syndrome which may be even worse. In compartment syndrome the muscles become so swollen that the...
Forum: Injuries 08-26-2007, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 15,134
Posted By Kevin King
Re: Tingling in my pinkie finger.

A few thoughts and questions:

Does the tingling extend to the half of your ring finger closest to your pinkie finger? Is your hand involved at all? Do you notice weakness in your terminal grip...
Forum: Injuries 08-26-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,729
Posted By Kevin King
Re: Cervical spine issues

Susie:

Seek thou the advice of a sports medicine physician (call your local high school, college or other teams to get some names) or a physician that specializes in physiatry (physical medicine and...
Forum: Injuries 08-26-2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,981
Posted By Kevin King
Re: Strain? Tear?

Your quick recovery implies a strain, pull or otherwise. Muscle ruptures, particularly pectoralis ruptures are pretty durned dramatic injuries that are excruciating.

Glad you're feeling better.

--...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 08-26-2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,306
Posted By Kevin King
Re: Antibiotics & sport

Strongly seems like a rather strong statement. According to everything I have read, the risk is most notable in the elderly and those taking systemic steroids.

I've never put folks on restriction,...
Forum: Injuries 08-26-2007, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,702
Posted By Kevin King
Re: Weird, sharp pain in my abdomen

Trouble is no one can see it.

Hernias can hurt. Does it go away when you lay down only to reappear when you stand or valsalva (bear down like you are trying to poo?). If so, that is more...
Forum: Community 09-18-2006, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,778
Posted By Kevin King
Hi all, Just back from Iraq (yeah!) and...

Hi all,

Just back from Iraq (yeah!) and started CF over there. Wow... the results are encouraging. I need to get rolling and am seeking a group, preferably near Fort Campbell. Also looking for...
Forum: Injuries 09-18-2006, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,077
Posted By Kevin King
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis has two phases. In the...

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis has two phases. In the first phase, antibodies generated by your body attack the cells of your thyroid rupturing them which can release large quantities of thyroid hormone...
Forum: Injuries 09-18-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,873
Posted By Kevin King
My biggest question is: is this new? If you...

My biggest question is: is this new? If you have always gotten mild headaches after intense exercise (I often do) then I wouldn't get too worried unless there is a change in the quality, intensity...
Forum: Nutrition 08-30-2006, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,082
Posted By Kevin King
The PRIMARY trigger for insulin release is the...

The PRIMARY trigger for insulin release is the rise of glucose levels in the blood. Yes, it is true that taste can stimulate a small increase in insulin levels, but so do increased blood levels in...
Forum: Injuries 08-27-2006, 02:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,666
Posted By Kevin King
I'm not an ortho doc (emergency medicine) but...

I'm not an ortho doc (emergency medicine) but have a lot of experience with back pain as a military physician and Brigade Surgeon. The MOST important aspect of this is your symptoms. Where do you...
Forum: Injuries 08-19-2006, 02:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,946
Posted By Kevin King
If these headaches are new to you -- e.g. you...

If these headaches are new to you -- e.g. you have never had anything like them either in their quality or severity -- seek ye the opinion of a qualified physician. A neurologist is a wonderful...
Forum: Starting 08-19-2006, 02:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,729
Posted By Kevin King
Joe, Please discuss a VIGOROUS exercise...

Joe,

Please discuss a VIGOROUS exercise program with your physician before you get too over-extended. This is just a good idea. In the mean time, do what I did: scale the workouts. Go with...
Forum: Fitness 08-19-2006, 02:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,664
Posted By Kevin King
I have been at it for three months. A few stats....

I have been at it for three months. A few stats. Please exucse the uncertainty, I'm in Iraq so not able to take precise measurements. All I have been doing is the WOD.

Start (late May 06)...
Forum: Injuries 08-01-2006, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,735
Posted By Kevin King
John, The shoulder is a "floating joint." It...

John,

The shoulder is a "floating joint." It is unique in that it does not have a single ligament (bone to bone attachement). Your entire arm is held onto your body by the four muslces of your...
Forum: Injuries 08-01-2006, 02:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,369
Posted By Kevin King
Just my $0.02 worth: Check with your OB. The...

Just my $0.02 worth:

Check with your OB. The problem with multiples is that they are considered "high risk" pregnancies. Thus your wife is at higher risk for low birth weight, preterm labor and...
Forum: Injuries 08-01-2006, 02:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,617
Posted By Kevin King
Walter, I am pleased that you want to improve...

Walter,

I am pleased that you want to improve your health. It is never too late to begin a new exercise or diet regimen to improve/preserve your health!

That said: I am an emergency...
Forum: Fitness 08-01-2006, 02:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,245
Posted By Kevin King
Most folks have trouble falling asleep if they...

Most folks have trouble falling asleep if they exercise strenuously 3-4 hours prior to sleep due to increased catecholamines.

-- KK
Forum: Injuries 07-21-2006, 05:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,377
Posted By Kevin King
Sleep. Lots of sleep. If you are like most...

Sleep. Lots of sleep. If you are like most Americans, you don't sleep nearly enough.

-- Kevin
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