Dr Oz: Gout Due To High Levels Of Uric Acid
Dr. Oz and Dr. Keri Peterson went over some unlikely health detectives, from your garbage man to your dental hygienist, and let viewers know how each of them could be the key to figuring out some health issues you have. Did you think a hairdresser could save your life? According to Dr. Oz, they can.
Dr Oz: Excessive Sweating, Symptom Of Hyperthyroidism
Dr. Keri Peterson said the next health detective on her list was a dry cleaner because the dry cleaner can detect if you have hyperthyroidism. She said the disease is most common in women and one of the most obvious symptoms of the disease is excessive sweating, which your dry cleaner will hopefully notice. Below are some other symptoms to look for:
- Heat intolerance
- Rapid heart rate
- Weight loss
Dr Oz: Signs Of a Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Did you think your favorite barista could detect if you have a vitamin B12 deficiency? Dr. Peterson said we often think stress is the culprit when we are tired, and the first thing a lot of people do is reach for a cup of coffee. She explained if you suddenly jumped from one cup of coffee to more cups of coffee and they aren’t helping you stay awake like they used to, then it may be a sign that you have a vitamin B12 deficiency.
Dr Oz: Remedies For Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dr. Oz said your shoe salesperson is another person you may run into often who can point out some health problems, because they are always getting up close and personal with your feet. Orthopedic surgeon Taryn Rose said your shoe salesman can often pick up on clues of a health condition when they are that close to your feet.
One of the most common conditions that might be detected by a shoe salesman is rheumatoid arthritis. It is most common in women and often shows up on the balls of your feet. If there is also a pain in your hands and knuckles, Dr. Rose said a doctor needs to be seen immediately.
For short-term pain relief, Dr. Rose said you can use NSAIDs or flat shoes with cushioning, but she often recommends shoes with toe separators which work as braces for your feet.
Dr Oz: Reduce Inflammation From Gout With Cherry Juice
Dr. Rose said your shoe salesman may also be able to detect if you have gout, which makes your big toe swell up and become very painful due to high levels of uric acid in the body. But Dr. Rose said there are some remedies for gout. She recommended following her advice below.
- Foot bath: ¼ cup ginger and hot water
- Drink one 6 ounce glass of cherry juice or eat ¼ cup dried cherries
Dr Oz: Dehydration Symptoms Include Balance Issues
The last health issue that your shoe salesman might detect is dehydration. Dr. Rose said when a person is dehydrated they will be off balance which will affect their gait, which could be subtle but still noticeable by a trained professional.
Dr Oz: Are You Smarter Than a Preschooler?
Dr. Oz had some brain teasers to finish off his episode.
First, he shared an image of a bus and asked his audience to guess which direction the bus was traveling, telling them most adults get the answer wrong while 90 percent of preschoolers got the answer right.
He offered another tricky challenge by putting up several words on a screen. Each word was colored, but also the name of a different color. The challenge was to say what color each word was written in rather than the word itself, which was also a color.
Lastly, there was an image of the number four and some lettuce. Dr. Oz challenged his audience to figure out what word the two images create.
Here is a hint: It is a part of your head. The answer is forehead.