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T42

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4975 on: 12 April, 2024, 02:00:00 pm »
Yes.  I have "ex-smoker".  Nearly 60 years ago for me.  It's like an accusation.  It never appeared until I was diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation a few years ago.  Apparently, according to an unrelated investigation, I also have COPD (no symptoms).  I wonder if future observers might see the COPD and "ex-smoker", tap their noses and go, "Ah!".  A doctor friend told me that in connection with COPD, "lives in Manchester" would be a far more pertinent remark!

I was born in Manchester, and I can remember the motes of soot spiralling down into our back garden when I was about 3.  My elder sister had chronic bronchitis and the doc told my parents that she would grow up stunted if they didn't move.  My 4th birthday was back home in Norn Iron.  Sister was later a runner-up in a Norn Iron fencing championship.
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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4976 on: 12 April, 2024, 04:02:16 pm »
Ha!  Fencing is a great skill.  Tree surgeons just flattened ours, so we are looking for someone!   ;) ;D

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4977 on: 12 April, 2024, 07:15:58 pm »
Ha!  Fencing is a great skill.  Tree surgeons just flattened ours, so we are looking for someone!   ;) ;D
Tried fencing for a year or so. Bloody hard work and completely asymmetric.
I kind of fell out with the club because all I wanted was the fitness, they only wanted competivity.
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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4978 on: 12 April, 2024, 09:49:38 pm »
Never thought of that, Mike - does one always lunge on the same leg?

T42

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4979 on: 13 April, 2024, 08:36:55 am »
One does.  Back in the day electric equipment was connected via a wire up your sleeve so it was strictly monolateral. Nowadays, dunno. Fencing rarely reaches TV because it's too fast.
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FifeingEejit

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4980 on: 13 April, 2024, 09:31:47 am »
Had a gander at the report of my coronarography. Amongst other notes: "tabagisme sevré", i.e. smoker, stopped. Yeah, >50 years ago but they bear grudges.  >:(
yes I asked about this one years ago.
although every fag you don't smoke your body repairs itself significantly, the damage it does is still statistically important for studies and enough health wise for non and ex to be recorded for all time in health records beyond gp contract reasons (extra dosh for a patient that stops smoking).

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Regulator

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4981 on: 13 April, 2024, 04:20:11 pm »
Both my parents fenced.  My mother was the Southern African women’s foil champion, back in the early 60s.
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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4982 on: 13 April, 2024, 04:46:32 pm »
Ha!  Fencing is a great skill.  Tree surgeons just flattened ours, so we are looking for someone!   ;) ;D
Tried fencing for a year or so. Bloody hard work and completely asymmetric.
I kind of fell out with the club because all I wanted was the fitness, they only wanted competivity.

That's very true, but mostly you don't make big lunges, just back and forth.
However, one foot is pointing to the side ('forward' because you stand side-on), the other, back, foot is in normal position (but you are moving 'sideways'). So very asymmetric.
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T42

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4983 on: 14 April, 2024, 02:58:27 pm »
Both my parents fenced.  My mother was the Southern African women’s foil champion, back in the early 60s.

While I was no bloody good because amongst other things I've got short arms and legs.  I did come seventh in the Scottish Universities épée championship in about 50 AD.  There were 8 entrants.  Still got my épée in the loft somewhere.

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Heart behaviour 'interesting' during my ride today in that I had what felt like angina when my BPM was around theoretical max but it went away when I pushed harder. Major coronary arteries clear so I'm thinking of microvascular problems, with the smaller arteries being forced open as the pressure increases. Could probably get an idea of what's up from a scintigraphy. Bugger: specialist appointments always fall of perfect days for cycling.
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finch

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4984 on: 17 April, 2024, 11:22:16 am »
I’m bald ( ing ) and a while back I started properly shaving my head and noticed - after a head trauma and operation to remove the resulting lump, that there was a big patch following roughly what my hairline “was” that would not pigment - pure white ! I tan quite easily so it was , let’s say , quite striking ! This facilitated the near permanent use of a hat. I don’t know if it came about because of the head trauma or if it was stress or what - a dermatologist thought it might be vitiligo but after an initial consultation no further intervention was offered beyond a shampoo that didn’t work.

Recently for various reasons but mostly because I’m trying - I’ve been losing weight - down to near my correct weight of 86kg ( 93kg ) from well over 100kg - because of this and a slight reduction of stress ( I think ) my scalp seems to be slowly regaining its colour , I don’t “really” know if it’s the cross training , the stress thing or the diet which just consists of putting less crap in my body but obviously I’m just going to have to continue all three of those improvement factors

Just need my hair to grow back now

BrianI

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4985 on: 23 April, 2024, 09:18:30 pm »
More fun and games for me.

Feel somewhat dizzy / fuzzy headed whenever I stand after sitting.

But it's all part of my FND according to the A&E doc following my collapse on Monday the 8th of April...  :facepalm:

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4986 on: 23 April, 2024, 10:37:40 pm »
Yeah, and if you fall and break your arm it'll be a FND broken arm, too.   >:(

Paul

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4987 on: 24 April, 2024, 03:04:08 pm »
I have started, randomly, to experience an accumulation of fluid under the conjuntiva on the whites of my eyes. It feels like an allergic reaction. I don’t think it’s pollen because it’s happened 4 times this year since January.
Currently taking cetirizine but that doesn’t seem to prevent it and is just making me sleepy.
However, I am sleeping really well  :thumbsup:
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BrianI

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4988 on: 24 April, 2024, 04:09:47 pm »
 So I bought myself a blood pressure monitor today,
a "Kinetic Wellbeing Blood Pressure Monitor" from the store which used to have a Laminated Book of Dreams.

The monitor showed a reading of 131/89 which according to the NHS Check your Blood Pressure Website is High!

https://www.nhs.uk/health-assessment-tools/check-your-blood-pressure-reading

No doubt it's my FND as well causing this.

I do think I'll monitor it for a couple of weeks then make appointment with GP to discuss,  especially as I'm still having a "pressurised head" feeling.

Regulator

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4989 on: 24 April, 2024, 04:20:16 pm »
So I bought myself a blood pressure monitor today,
a "Kinetic Wellbeing Blood Pressure Monitor" from the store which used to have a Laminated Book of Dreams.

The monitor showed a reading of 131/89 which according to the NHS Check your Blood Pressure Website is High!

https://www.nhs.uk/health-assessment-tools/check-your-blood-pressure-reading

No doubt it's my FND as well causing this.

I do think I'll monitor it for a couple of weeks then make appointment with GP to discuss,  especially as I'm still having a "pressurised head" feeling.


Don't believe a single reading.  Always take three over a period of time and the lowest will probably be the most accurate.  The first one is normally the worst... with a bit of 'white coat' effect.
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I completely agree with Reg.

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BrianI

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4990 on: 24 April, 2024, 04:52:41 pm »
So I bought myself a blood pressure monitor today,
a "Kinetic Wellbeing Blood Pressure Monitor" from the store which used to have a Laminated Book of Dreams.

The monitor showed a reading of 131/89 which according to the NHS Check your Blood Pressure Website is High!

https://www.nhs.uk/health-assessment-tools/check-your-blood-pressure-reading

No doubt it's my FND as well causing this.

I do think I'll monitor it for a couple of weeks then make appointment with GP to discuss,  especially as I'm still having a "pressurised head" feeling.


Don't believe a single reading.  Always take three over a period of time and the lowest will probably be the most accurate.  The first one is normally the worst... with a bit of 'white coat' effect.

I'll certainly be taking readings morning and night for a couple of weeks before consulting GP!

T42

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4991 on: 25 April, 2024, 11:16:05 am »
Don't believe a single reading.  Always take three over a period of time and the lowest will probably be the most accurate.  The first one is normally the worst... with a bit of 'white coat' effect.

Yeah. A couple of years ago the cardiologist inflicted a 24-hour BP holter on my because of a high reading during a consultation.  The graph obtained showed that as I drove the twisty, hilly road home my BP gradually dropped into the better-than-OK range and stayed that way until I was due to return the gadget. Just before they took it off it was out of the OK range again.

I treasure that graph.
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Regulator

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4992 on: 26 April, 2024, 12:30:36 pm »
I am now glowing gently…

One disadvantage of working from home is that I don’t get two weeks off work.  :(
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Kim

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4993 on: 26 April, 2024, 02:28:24 pm »
For the last day and a half, I've had tinnitus in my right ear that sounds like a large diseasel engine idling in the distance.  Happened last week too, and I spent a fair bit of time trying to locate the source of the noise before it randomly stopped.

As tinnitus goes, it's probably about as un-annoying as it gets[1], but it's not helping me hear or sleep, leading to general grumpiness.  Also, if I wanted my life to have a diesely rumble as a soundtrack (rather than computer fans, as dog intended) I'd have joined the Navy or something.



[1] Certainly preferable to my brain trying to pick out distant voices from the noise floor, which seems to be its usual silent room trick.

BrianI

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4994 on: 26 April, 2024, 02:58:46 pm »
For the last day and a half, I've had tinnitus in my right ear that sounds like a large diseasel engine idling in the distance.  Happened last week too, and I spent a fair bit of time trying to locate the source of the noise before it randomly stopped.

As tinnitus goes, it's probably about as un-annoying as it gets[1], but it's not helping me hear or sleep, leading to general grumpiness.  Also, if I wanted my life to have a diesely rumble as a soundtrack (rather than computer fans, as dog intended) I'd have joined the Navy or something.



[1] Certainly preferable to my brain trying to pick out distant voices from the noise floor, which seems to be its usual silent room trick.

Perhaps it is a warp core hum?

Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4995 on: 26 April, 2024, 07:08:22 pm »
Narwhal purring maybe 🤔  ;D
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T42

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4996 on: 27 April, 2024, 08:53:00 am »
For the last day and a half, I've had tinnitus in my right ear that sounds like a large diseasel engine idling in the distance.  Happened last week too, and I spent a fair bit of time trying to locate the source of the noise before it randomly stopped.

Bastard, innit?  I used to be able to hear a 15 kHz CRT whine from across the office. Now I still can, all the time, but we had any CRTs for years.  Plus water running through a pope* somewhere.

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BrianI

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4997 on: 27 April, 2024, 10:53:05 pm »
150 / 88 with heart rate of 55 was this evenings BP reading  ???

Regulator

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4998 on: 28 April, 2024, 08:24:35 am »
150 / 88 with heart rate of 55 was this evenings BP reading  ???

Single readings are no good.

You need to:

- sit or lie down for five minutes before taking a reading.
- take three consecutive readings over a 10 minute period.
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I completely agree with Reg.

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CommuteTooFar

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Re: The health and fitness thread about random things
« Reply #4999 on: 28 April, 2024, 01:22:33 pm »
Last Friday I slipped on a ford when walking between Crantock and Newquay. I dislocated my Humerus bone from my shoulder.  I have broken several bones in the past but this is the most painful trauma I have ever had.