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  1. Exercise and age Exercise and age
    Question: When is it too late to gain the benefits of an exercise program? Answer: It's never too late. Exercise at any age has benefits, from reducing the risk of heart problems (including acute MI) to preventing osteoporosis, the thinning and loss of density of the bones. Always consult your he...
  2. Exercise and children Exercise and children
    Children need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day to be healthy. Lack of physical activity is contributing to a dangerous increase in childhood obesity. Children should be given many opportunities to play, run, bike, and participate in sports, preferably on a daily basis. Exercise sho...
  3. Exercise and immunity Exercise and immunity
    Battling another cough or cold? Feeling tired all the time? Taking a daily walk or following a simple exercise routine a few times a week may help you feel better. Exercise not only helps your immune system fight off simple bacterial and viral infections, it decreases your chances of developing hear...
  4. Exercise and stress reduction Exercise and stress reduction
    Question: Can exercise help reduce a person's stress level? Answer: Yes. Research has found that there are mental health benefits from exercise, including reduced stress and increased confidence for those who exercise regularly -- even 20 minutes a day. Exercise helps you improve your overall health...
  5. Exercise and weight loss Exercise and weight loss
    The key to weight control is balancing our energy (food) intake with how much energy our body burns (physical activity). To lose weight, you must burn more calories than you eat. Exercise is a key way to do this. When you exercise regularly, you build stronger muscles.. Muscles cells burn more calor...
  6. Exercise stress test Exercise stress test
    An exercise stress test is a screening tool to test the effect of exercise on your heart. See also: Stress echocardiography Thallium stress test How the Test is Performed You will walk on a treadmill or pedal on an exercise bicycle while the electrical activity of your heart is measured with...
  7. Exercise-induced asthma Exercise-induced asthma
    Sometimes exercise triggers asthma symptoms. This is called exercise-induced asthma (EIA). The symptoms of EIA are coughing, wheezing, a feeling of tightness in your chest, or shortness of breath. Most times, these symptoms start soon after you stop exercising. But, some people may have symptoms aft...
  8. Exercising and asthma at school Exercising and asthma at school
    Sometimes exercise triggers asthma symptoms. This is called exercise-induced asthma (EIA). The symptoms of EIA are coughing, wheezing, a feeling of chest tightness, or shortness of breath. Most times, these symptoms start soon after stopping exercising. Some people may have symptoms after they start...
  9. Exfoliative dermatitis Exfoliative dermatitis
    Exfoliative dermatitis is widespread scaling of the skin, often with itching (pruritus), skin redness (erythroderma), and hair loss. It may occur in severe cases of many common skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis. It is sometimes caused by an allergy to drugs. A person with erythroderma or...
  10. Expressive language disorder - developmental Expressive language disorder - developmental
    Developmental expressive language disorder is a condition in which a child has lower than normal ability in vocabulary, producing complex sentences, and remembering words. However, children with this disorder may have the normal language skills needed to understand verbal or written communication. ...
  11. External incontinence devices External incontinence devices
    External incontinence devices are products, called appliances, worn on the outside of the body to protect the skin from constant leakage of stool or urine. Certain medical conditions can cause a person to frequently lose control of their bowel or bladder. Information Although there are several diff...
  12. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a treatment that uses a pump to circulate blood through an artificial lung back into the bloodstream of a very ill baby. This system provides heart-lung bypass support outside of the baby’s body. WHY IS ECMO USED? ECMO is used in infants who are e...
  13. Extradural hemorrhage Extradural hemorrhage
    An extradural hemorrhage is bleeding between the inside of the skull and the outer covering of the brain (called the "dura"). Causes An extradural hemorrhage is often caused by a skull fracture during childhood or adolescence. This type of bleeding is more common in young people because the membran...
  14. Extraocular muscle function testing Extraocular muscle function testing
    Extraocular muscle function testing is an examination of the function of the eye muscles. A doctor observes the movement of the eyes in six specific directions. How the Test is Performed You are asked to sit or stand with your head erect and a forward gaze. Your health care provider will hold a pen...
  15. Extremity arteriography Extremity arteriography
    Extremity arteriography is a test that uses x-rays and a special dye (contrast material) to see the arteries in the hands, arms, feet, or legs. How the Test is Performed Extremity arteriography is done in a hospital or medical center. You will lie on an x-ray table. You may ask for a sedative if yo...