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STRETCH

Cardiology A clinical trial–Symptom, Tolerability, Response to Exercise Trial of Candesartan Cilexetil Atacand in heart failure
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stretch

(strĕch) [AS. streccan, extend]
To draw out or extend to full length.

static stretch

A sustained, low-intensity lengthening of soft tissue (e.g., muscle, tendon, or joint capsule), performed to increase range of motion. The stretch force may be applied continuously for as short as 15 to 30 sec or as long as several hours.
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Patient discussion about stretch

Q. How to prevent Stretch Marks? I am pregnant and am starting to get Stretch Marks. How can I stop them?

A. Stretch Marks are hereditary and some women get it while others don't. There are special creams out there in order to prevent stretch marks, however I recommend you take a good moisturizing cream and rub it on your stomach and anywhere else that you need to, every night after the bath.

Q. I want to know why do all pregnant woman get stretch marks and how to treat them? I have given birth to a baby boy recently….it is joyous time on Christmas Eve. This is my second baby. During my previous delivery I didn’t get any stretch mark but now. I want to know why do all pregnant woman get stretch marks and how to treat them?

A. not all women get stretchmarks during pregnancy. some women get them without being pregnant.

Q. Are these stretch marks very common and how to avoid them? I mean which cream to be used? I am in my 8 th month. Everything is going good. Just a worry came when I saw one woman having stretch marks. Are these stretch marks very common and how to avoid them? I mean which cream to be used?

A. Hi , this is my 2nd baby. During the last pregnancy I had stretch marks. I have seen some ladies, who do not have at all. I met one woman with 4 children she did not have any. One of my friend; had in the very first pregnancy. There are creams available for use by pregnant woman before and after pregnancy to avoid stretch marks altogether.

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The process is incremental within each series of stretches.
This stretches the quadriceps, hip flexors and tibialis anterior.
* Always follow aerobics with a sufficient cool-down period, including hamstring and calf stretches.
As a result, you aren't preparing yourself to cope with forceful movements if you do only static stretches.
As your tummy grows to make room for a baby, your skin stretches. Hormones that surge when you're pregnant may also weaken skin fibers and cause stretch marks.
Ballistic stretches. Ballistic--or bouncing--stretches use the momentum of repetitive movement, i.e., bouncing, to produce the stretch in the targeted tendon/muscle.
"The concept and strategy of highway construction changes with each new minister, general director and strong state secretary."The NDS claims that the stretches currently under construction in the Zilina Region are the technically most complicated and their construction is time-consuming.
Stretches alone won't make you stronger or build your endurance.
Stretches alone don't help you get stronger or build your endurance.