During the past 10 years I have been active in the world of full body cantact martial arts, every time I exercise my stomach is kicked and hit. Are there any side effects even though I don’t feel sick at all?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Diseases related to physical activity, especially those associated with repeated impact on the body usually have an immediate effect, such as internal bleeding, fractures, muscle injuries, neurological disorders, cuts, bruises, abrasions, or infections. Which if you don't feel any symptoms, chances are there is no problem.
Even if there is a long-term impact, it usually occurs in repeated impacts to the head area, usually in a rugby player or boxer, in the form of a brain disorder due to repeated head hits. Or it could be in the form of injuries to joints and their supporting structures due to overuse, for example on athletes, soccer players, lifting weights and so on, not due to repeated blows.
However, our bodies are not designed to take a hit, so you should limit your activities. Or at least have your body checked every 6 months through medical check-ups and go to the doctor immediately whenever you feel symptoms.
So, hopefully it answers your question.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa