Ask Doctor Mike ft. YOU | Instagram Q&A

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(upbeat music) – Hey guys, welcome to another installment of Ask Doctor Mike. This time, all of the
questions are coming from you. So I’m really excited to
answer all of your questions. Let’s get to it. – Gotta question, I just
recently got my wisdom teeth taken out, and I have four
huge holes in my mouth. How can I get them to
close as quick as possible? – Getting your wisdom teeth taken out is definitely a painful experience. I had all four of mine taken out, and they were all impacted. It really did hurt, so I feel you. There is no secret way to
speed up the healing process. The best thing that you
can do is prevent infection by keeping the area clean. Really what’s the number one thing that you shouldn’t do is smoke. Smoking does prolong healing time, and that’s the number one thing that we talk to our
patients during surgeries is that they should stop
smoking as soon as possible. – So I just found out that
I’m gluten intolerant. Can you explain what
is gluten intolerance, why it can happen, and what is the effect to my body if I still consume gluten? Can I eat like one, two, three, four or five small bites
for a treat for myself? Is it dangerous? Thanks Doctor Mike. – Bella, gluten intolerance
is a very popular subject right now, but the way that
I like to break it down to my patients is that there’s
two types of gluten issues. One is celiac disease, you’ve
heard about it in the news. And celiac disease is actual damage, in your intestines, from eating gluten, which is a protein byproduct of wheat. In celiac disease, when you consume wheat your body has an auto-immune response. Which means that your own
body attacks its own cells because of an over-reaction
to the wheat product, and you get physical
damage in your intestines. Now, the second part of this is something called non-celiac wheat sensitivity. There’s people that
are sensitive to wheat, but not necessarily to
the gluten component. In non-celiac wheat sensitivity we don’t have the research to back up what happens if you continue eating wheat. However, my opinion, you
should not eat wheat, because it’s gonna make you feel better, and you’ll be in less of a fog. You’ll have less diarrhea, less bloating. So if you do have symptoms
from eating wheat, just don’t eat it. Okay, that’s a great question Faez, and it really does give
strength to the statement that you can die of too much of anything. So yes, you can die of
taking too much water because you limit your body’s ability to properly manage the
electrolytes within your system. Electrolytes are crucial for managing everyday life functions,
like making your brain work, your heart work, or even your kidneys. – What do you recommend
for people with IBS, ’cause we both worry about our
intestines on a daily basis. Thanks Doctor Mike. – Hey girls, if you do
have IBS and it’s true, treatment depends on which
type of IBS you have. There’s IBS that’s mostly
diarrhea-predominant. There’s IBS constipation-predominant. And there’s also a mixed version as well. For mild disease or symptoms you can do some dietary modifications. There’s a specific diet
that we put patients on who suffer from IBS, called a FODMAP diet. What that diet does is
it excludes certain foods that your body’s unable to digest, and the bacteria in your
stomach are able to digest. So it causes that uncomfortable
bloating feeling, pain, and it really does mess
with your bowel movements. If you’re able to eliminate
those types of foods, people do see an improvement
in their symptoms. If you do have a moderate or severe form of the illness, there are medications that you can use to treat your illness. However, in order to
get those medications, and to find out what medications are suited best for your symptoms, it’s important to go see your doctor. – Hi Doctor Mike, my question for you is how can I improve my eczema,
because none of the products that my dermatologists have
recommended towards me, or pretty much anything that
I’ve been attempting to doing hasn’t really worked that well. What can I do myself,
like involving nutrition, or stuff that I can kinda control that’s not super financially expensive. – Eczema’s a very tricky illness, and I understand your frustration. If you’ve already seen a
dermatologist they’ve probably discussed some of the
treatment options with you. Talking about UV light
therapy, steroid creams, maybe even medications that
affect your immune system. But like you said, those
are expensive modifications, expensive treatments, some of them do come with side-effects. Links between eczema flares and diet has been a popular subject
that’s been up for debate. It’s not clear what the link is, but we certainly know
that a link does exist. I don’t like recommending to my patients eliminating certain
foods from their diets, but this is a great time
to have a conversation with your dermatologist or
your primary care doctor to get tested for food allergies. Because there is a relationship in those who have food allergies to those who have worsening eczema. If you’re able to find out early on that you have a food
allergy, and you’re able to eliminate that specific
food from your diet, it’s possible that your
eczema flares will decrease, or at least that when they do
happen they won’t be as bad. – Hey Doctor Mike, my question for you is how and when did you know which area of medicine you wanted to specialize in? – I chose family medicine specifically, because I love continuity of care. I love being able to communicate with my patients every single day, and also I love not limiting myself to focusing on one specific
body part or organ. I think the beauty of family medicine lies in that I’m able to see the effect my treatment has on my patient. I’m able to see how it
improves their lives, and that’s incredibly rewarding. – Hi Doctor Mike, I’m involved in a lot of sporting activities, and I tend to sprain my ankles when I play sports. I was wondering if there
is anything that I can do to help strengthen my
ankles, like an exercise. That way I won’t hurt
them as much as I do. – Hey Anna, the way that
you prevent ankle injuries is through improving your proprioception, which is your body’s ability
to know where your limbs are at all times, even
without seeing them. The best way to strengthen
your ankle and prevent injuries is to do proprioception exercises. The first one that I want
all my patients to try is to stand on one foot, of
course without a sneaker, with their hands to
their sides, eyes open, and see how long they
could hold that position. Then to make the exercise a little harder, you can take your arms and
put them at your sides, which will make it, the balancing
a little more difficult. And then the next part, very challenging, is to do the same thing with your arms at your sides, but close your eyes and see how long you
can hold that position. The longer you can hold that position the less likely you are
to have an ankle injury. You can certainly see
your physical therapist who will teach you more advanced exercises and work with you directly
to prevent future injuries. I see, over and over
again, people claiming that vitamin D’s the
cure-all for all illnesses. And clearly it’s not the case. There’s been a huge uproar,
and uptick in studies, and articles coming out recently saying that Americans are
taking too much vitamin D now. I’ve said this maybe two months ago in a YouTube video called
Are Vitamins Fake News? Check out that video and see
the real deal on vitamin D. – I would like it if you
could explain to people why asthma has many different levels. Why some people find
one puff with an inhaler will help them, and other
people with severe asthma like myself need nebulizers
and oxygen therapy, because I feel like
people still take asthma as a bit of a joke, and they seem to think that people with asthma are
hypochondriacs and things. I’ve spent many times in ICU,
I’ve been critically ill. I’ve had pleurisy, I’ve had many things and I’ve been told by friends, “You know, if you’re
gonna be making that noise “can you go home, ’cause
you’re annoying me.” I’ve been asked if I could be quiet. And so, if you could maybe feature this and answer the question,
that would be amazing. And I would really appreciate it because I feel like (laughs) I’m
talking to a brick wall when I try to explain to people. Coming from a doctor it might be better. Thanks Mike. – First of all, to all those who said, “Asthma’s a joke,” they
are completely wrong, they don’t know what
they’re talking about, and I’m so sorry you
had to go through that. Asthma’s a very serious illness and I’ve had to intubate otherwise healthy 16-year-olds with the illness. There are levels to asthma,
you have mild asthma moderate asthma and severe asthma. There’s further classifications, but that’s for your doctor to worry about. And the difference between
the levels of asthma is the difference between
the types of medications you need to take. So for the more severe
asthma, you’re gonna need to take controller medications, ones to prevent asthma attacks from happening in the first place. Versus for mild, intermittent asthma you can just have a rescue
inhaler and use it as needed. You clearly have a more
advanced case of asthma, so you do need to be on
a controller medication, and I’m so sorry you had to go through all of this ridicule from your friends, because they don’t know
what they’re talking about. Alright guys it’s time
for the lightening round. What is the healthiest way to burn fat? HIIT, high intensity interval training. It’s where you build muscle
and burn fat at the same time. How can I get fatter? Really though? Well, you could sleep
less than six hours a day, eat a ton of carbs and
be a huge couch potato. How to deal with insomnia. Insomnia’s tricky because you need to get a full history,
and a full physical exam, and sometimes get some lab work done. Not an easy question to
answer, go see your doctor. If you weren’t a doctor, what other career would you have pursued? Detective, I love investigating, and that’s frankly what I
do every day as a doctor. How do you remove eye bags? Eye bags make me not confident, thanks. Eye bags can be removed with a cold spoon, or fillers, I’ve seen some great results. What type of doctor are you? Family medicine, the
best specialty out there. (bell pings) What’s the most challenging
part of being a doctor? Constantly refreshing your knowledge. Things change every single day, and it’s important that
you stay up-to-date. I really enjoyed answering
all of your questions today. I wasn’t able to get to
all of the questions, and if you still have something that you’re itching to learn about, leave a comment down below,
I’ll make sure to get to it. And I hope you’re excited for the next installment of Ask Doctor Mike. “Leave a comment down below,
I’ll be sure to get to it.” Why did I highlight, “be sure,”
it doesn’t make any sense. And it’s really one of those diagnoseses (rolls tongue)
(blows raspberry) – [Speaker] Diagnosises. – Yes, that’s a mouthful. (clears throat)

100 thoughts on “Ask Doctor Mike ft. YOU | Instagram Q&A

  1. Hey Dr.Mike I have a question. I have done my masters in sports rehabilitation (physical therapy) but i am really interested to study D.O. how should i go about it? Thanks Dr. Mike.

  2. hey doctor mike, i want to be a doctor too, what is the most important thing to know as a doc, ps. love your vids

  3. Hey Doctor Mike. I was wondering if you could help me with this question about my type 1 diabetes I’ve had for awhile. I’m not able to exercise for more than about 10 minutes on average without my blood sugar plummeting. Even if I elevated it to around 200, I still drop below 70. I also would like to know why my blood sugar drops like crazy when I’m just sleeping. If you could feature this comment that would be great. If not I understand. Keep making great content.

  4. Dr. Mike, why can't we stay focus on a person's eyes when talking? Thank you for answering

  5. My periods are horrible and heavy I have to miss school and all I can do is curl into a little ball and think about if death is better then what I go through also my periods last 8 days and are on the 24th of every third month all my docs say it’s cause I’m under weight but they don’t give me a fix I’m 5 foot 4 in and weigh 85 pounds and I’m 15
    Why is this happening

  6. people think i’m super dramatic because i have asthma. my asthma isn’t too bad, but it’s not super mild. i take my medicine everyday and i also have a rescue inhaler.

  7. The eczema thing my sister and I got allergy tested and it helped so much as well for my sister because her eczema was so severe she started getting dupixent injection as well as eliminating things she’s allergic to and it’s made a significant difference

  8. I noticed that you were relatively dismissive of the inquiry question regarding weight gain. I would argue that being underweight is significantly more dangerous than being overweight due to imminent risk of death from starvation. I have first hand experience with this and it's a real issue. Maybe the question wasn't well worded, but it's certainly a serious issue.

  9. So I've heard plenty about Celiac's disease and gluten sensitivity and all that, but I've heard claims that people don't have those negative effects when they eat flour/wheat from other countries like they're more "pure" or something's wrong with American wheat. What's the deal with that?

  10. Should I be scarred of my hands are shaking the hall time ?(it gets worse when I’m nervous or really happy)

  11. I'm so glad I saw this because I definitely have a question! Ok so I drink about 64-74oz of water a day, on average 74. But it makes me feel bloated, not all of the time but I guess most of the time. Does this mean I'm drinking to much water? Also I heard that if you put a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice in each water you drink that it will keep you from bloating from drinking water, is anything about that true? I'm diabetic and so drinking water for me helps thin out the sugars I eat during the day which keeps my sugar at healthy levels. What do you suggest?

  12. Dr. Mike: Family medicine, the best kind of medicine!
    Me: Well I don’t really know-
    Dr. Mike: smiles handsomely
    Me: Ok I think it’s the best 😳

  13. I know this is kinda late, but could any kind soul scrolling through the comments answer my questipon please.

    What are the risks of burning yourself out?

  14. Hello, I'm not overweight, but I'm trying to get into shape. Every time I do my ab exercises my hips hurt and constantly pop. My abs hurt a little in the morning but it's mostly my hips I check my technique and it's right oh, any suggestions?

  15. Doctor, what do you think about the "symptom checker" that is available on websites to help narrow down the physical problem you may be experiencing?
    Personally speaking, I did use "symptom checker" which lead me thinking I have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). I conferred with my doctor, who sent me to get a colonoscopy to confirm, which in this case, I was right with some dyspepsia.
    Love your content and give pretty girl Roxy some love! I have a Husky Lab, so stubborn but so sweet.

  16. Also, ballet is quite helpful to strengthen ankles! (Especially relevés, which is when you rise up and down on the balls of your feet).

  17. I feel the whole asthma thing on such a high note. I have Severe asthma as well and it sucks. Walking up the stairs if there’s more than 10 is hard, going on walks, hikes, doing light jogs, sometimes even casually walking is hard. I’ve been hospitalized many times when I was younger because of it and I always have to do breathing treatments when I’m sick.

  18. I work with young children – 3-11.  I am terrified that one of them choke in the playground, or dinner-hall.  Can you demonstrate what we need to do to help when this happens?

  19. I got to the point when just the sight of your face makes me smile and watch the vid… and I'm never dissapointed.

  20. I just love how you're willing to answer questions from different countries. I'm an Indian Dentist working in a caribbean country and I have had experiences where my patients would laugh at my accent or whenever they heard me speaking Hindi. I'm 29 and I have asthma. I had it since I was like 6 (as far as I could remember) and its really something that should be taken seriously. I totally agree with what you said.

  21. Oh how do you prevent back injuries while being a farrier?? Cuz my sister is a farrier and I wanna be one!!

  22. Dr. Mike, can you explain fruit allergies? Since late teens I started getting allergic reactions to fruits, even banana that isn't technically a fruit. I'm able to consume some fruits if they are cooked, but not too much. I haven't been to a doctor about this problem, but have told them I get reactions to fruit when they ask for allergies (no one of those doctors has told me to get tested😂).
    Love the show!

  23. Dr Mike , I'm highly allergic to cats fur but at my age i still allergic a tiny bit but not like when i'm still in high school and college there are stray cats always come near me but know I'm 25 years old this years everytime i held a cat i did not get any athsma why is that Dr Mike ?

  24. Hi doctor mike Recently i found out that i have polycystic ovaries, I went to the gynecologist and she told me that I would not be able to have kids if i don’t regulate my period.. my period didn’t come since I had my baby 4 years ago, I know it was my mistake for not going to the doctor in such a long time, it’s been two months since I’m taking birth control pills but they make me nauseous and give me headaches, is there anything I could do, please help I would really love to have a baby girl someday 🤦🏽‍♀️😒

  25. Hey doctor mike I’m in marching band and when I start to play my flute and march I keep on losing my balance and hurt my ankle almost every time what can I do on to stop hurting my ankle while playing and marching? P.S. I love the videos and learning something new every time

  26. The eczema one really helped it was so bad when I was little I was red with sores all over me and couldn’t even move sometimes but now it ok not great, but ok 👌

  27. Hello dr Mike, i cannot speak fluently because they people around me think that I argue instead of talking. Anyways how can I ask something to they ones don't want to dialogue.

  28. I have awful dandruff and ive tried sooo many different shampoos and conditioners but nothing works any advice? ps love your videos!!

  29. Im an 8th grade student, and I keep having pain in the area around my nape and right shoulder. Even if I only write something, or Im going on a walk, the pain flares up. I've consulted with a doctor about this 2 times and both times they requested me to do exercises.. but it still happens. It's been 8 months- please help-

  30. I have a serious question
    Is it normal when someone touches, like even just poking me, (not even that hard) that it hurts really bad? It kind of feels like they are hurting my bones? If that makes any sense? Lol

  31. Question:
    Last summer I was admitted to the ER for a suspected volvulus bowel obstruction. The CT scan was done by IV, not with me drinking the fluid – when the surgeon went in, he claimed it “untwisted” itself and simply closed me back up. I’d never had surgery before and weighed 130 lbs age 26 when this pain occurred. Is it possible I was just blocked? How common is it for the bowel to twist on itself and should I worry this could happen again? Thanks so much in advance!

  32. I know this video is a little old but ive been watching your videos alot lately and I have a question about why I can feel happiness anger and stuff like that but not sadness?

  33. My good buddy found out that he was severely lacking in Vit D. His skin was gray. He's taking a massive amount now and his skin looks healthy and his overall health is better. So there are deficiencies, but better to be tested by a doctor.

  34. Hey Doc I have a question…
    When I was in grade 5 my height was very nice. I was taller than my classmates. But now I am in grade 8 and my height is not increasing. My classmates are growing taller than me. What should I do?

  35. Just got out of the ER on Saturday home health nurse send me there reason coughing up blood the ran a lot of test CBC cardiac ensimes X Ray CT. ER MD. Concern was in on 2 or 3 blood thinners eliqwest brilanta and a lot of hear meds due to my stemi 2 month ago
    ER thought is was due to blood thinners
    That's a lot and I take them 2x a day

  36. Hi Dr. Mike. I’ve been watching your videos for a while but this is my first time asking you a question. I don’t know how but I hurt the instep of my right foot at gym (I am a runner) and it still hurts.I don’t have a primary dr now so I am just doing some home treatment. I use ice bag everyday on my foot and eat Tumeric(I know u don’t like supplement but that’s the only thing I have now). It has been 3 weeks, sometimes I feel better sometime I feel worse. I didn’t go back to gym since I was hurt. Do you think I should go see a dr? It’s not that serious since I can walk but I can’t hike or gym now. What should I do 🙁

  37. 8:40 I don't think that question was a joke. A lot of recovering anorexic or bulimic people or anyone underweight may need to gain fat but is unaware how to or unable to.

  38. “If you do have ibs and it’s true” why would someone lie about having ibs? And why would you automatically mistrust those girls?

  39. Dr. Mike love your videos. My question is do you recommend taking a probiotic vitamin to improve the gut flora? I have taken a lot of antibiotics for constant ear infection and though I haven't token any for more than five years now. I've notice a little bloating which is caused by the unbalance of the bad and good bacteria of the gut and cause the lining of the stomach to have tears and leak. I don't eat yogurt which I hear is a good natural probiotic. Also increasing fiber intake. I eat greens, celery especially with peanut butter, broccoli, beans, and bell peppers. Should I take.a probiotic vitamin? What else do you recommend? Thank you Dr. Mike for all you do.

  40. how do you gain weight in a healthy way, are there any specific foods or nutrients to focus on? this is a question for people like me who have a really high metabolism and are underweight because of it. thanks Dr. mike!

  41. My son was diagnosed with Celiac Disease around age 5. He did SO well with his new diet for first 5 years. He turns 11 next Monday and has been terrible with asking for wheat filled treats like donuts or fast food burgers 😣
    I need to show him this part so he can get serious agsin about eating right. He thinks he doesn't feel bad so ots not a big deal

  42. After watching your show i had decided to study at medical i regret a lot.i cant even get enough time to hangout with my friends as i hove to study a lot.but your shows are inspiring me to continue….though i missed a lot of episodes. But this one was inspirable

  43. can you do a video about pre med and med school? i want to become a doctor but im not sure how i should prepare for all the school

  44. Asthma sucks. Mine isn't that bad, but it flares up when I'm sick. I get coughing fits that take my breath away.

  45. Why do I feel like I am going to throw up right after I eat and then after a while, why do I feel like something is stuck in my throat. Like when you are going to cry only I am not going to cry.

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