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Recently, I opened my car trunk and noticed my stash of tennis balls. I’ve got quite a collection and have started keeping these in a big bucket to use when friends and I decide to go hit tennis balls. But if you stop and think about it, there are a lot of fitness-based uses for these bright green orbs. Here are a few that I came up with off the top of my head. 1. Tennis – Even I’ll admit, that’s an obvious one. I used to play loads of tennis, including singles matches that would last 2-3 hours. The Cleveland Clinic notes that tennis provides physical, physiologic and psychological benefits. For instance, this sport is great for cardiovascular health, and can improve balance, agility and mobility. You also can burn a lot of calories. A woman who weighs 135 pounds can burn 330 calories while playing an hour of doubles tennis and 420 calories when playing a singles match. And an average-sized man can burn 425 calories playing doubles tennis for an hour; if h...
Scrotal swelling is abnormal enlargement of the scrotum, the sac surrounding the testicles.
Swelling of the scrotum; Testicular enlargement
Scrotal swelling can occur in males at any age. The swelling can be on one or both sides, and there may be pain. The testicles and penis may or may not be involved.
is a serious emergency in which the testicle become twisted in the scrotum
and loses its blood supply. If this twisting is not relieved quickly, the testicle may be lost permanently. This condition is extremely painful. Call 911 or see your health care provider immediately, because losing blood supply for just a few hours can cause tissue death and the loss of a testicle.
Certain medical treatments
Congestive heart failure
Premenstrual tenderness and swelling of the breasts; Breast tenderness - premenstrual; Breast swelling - premenstrual
Self-care tips include:
Eating a lower fat diet
Avoiding caffeine (coffee, tea, and chocolate)
Avoiding salt 1 - 2 weeks before your period starts
Getting vigorous exercise every day
You should perform a breast self-examination every month.
A well-fitting bra should be worn day and night to provide good breast support.
The effectiveness of vitamin E, vitamin B6, and herbal preparations such as evening primrose oil are somewhat controversial and should be discussed with your health care provider.
Birth control pills may be prescribed to decrease symptoms.
Diuretics (water pills) taken in the premenstrual phase may reduce breast swelling and tenderness.
A prescription medicine called Depo-Provera is available for those who experience premenstrual breast swelling and tenderness. This d...
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