The Doctors: Combat Hangriness
Dr. Travis Stork explained that there is a condition that many couples are suffering from that is putting a damper on their relationship, when many of them don’t even realize they’re suffering. So what are The Doctors talking about? It’s called hangriness.
Dr. Rachael Ross wanted to share some tips and tricks for fighting hangriness. She explained that it’s a combination of being hungry and angry, and is often a result of low blood sugar. The Doctors came up with the “hangry emergency kit” that is full of healthy snacks including apples, a banana, turkey jerky, almonds, and dark chocolate.
Dr. Ross explained that you want to combine a little bit of protein with complex carbohydrates to keep you full and energized. Another way to combat hangriness is with massage. Dr. Ross showed off the air compression and shiatsu massage cushion with heat from Homedics. The word of the day was relax and you can use that word to enter the giveaway on The Doctors website. The Doctors sent everyone in the audience home with a massage cushion.
The Drs TV: Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Constipation
Dr. Drew Ordon explained that everyone will at some point in their lives experience constipation. But if you have belly pain or discomfort as well as constipation, you may be suffering from irritable bowel syndrome with constipation, otherwise known as IBS-C.
As many as 13 million adults may suffer from IBS-C. Symptoms of IBS-C are bloating, gas pain, hard or lumpy stools, strain when having a bowel movement, and symptoms are long-lasting or keep coming back.
The Doctors: Signs & Symptoms Of IBS-C
Dr. Ordon explained that the colon could be taking in too much water from the stool, or the muscles of the colon might be moving slower than normal. Either one could result in difficult or infrequent bowel movements. There may also be some miscommunication between the brain and the gut. Finally, the nerves in the gut may be extra sensitive, which can lead to belly pain.
If you think you have IBS-C, talk to your doctor.
The Doctors: Liver Transplant For Pamela Anderson?
The Doctors started the News in 2:00 segment by talking about Pamela Anderson. They explained that she was very public with her hepatitis C diagnosis, and told Howard Stern ten years ago that she didn’t expect to live more than 10-15 years. Now, one website is reporting that Pamela Anderson’s doctors are “concerned that she may need a liver transplant.”
The Drs TV: Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the liver. It can be transmitted through intravenous drug use, unsafe medical practices, or high risk behavior. Anderson claims she contracted the virus through a shared tattoo needle. Treatment to rid the body of hepatitis C has evolved, but a liver transplant may be recommended to those who develop cirrhosis or cancer.
The Doctors: Rosie O’Donnell Gastric Sleeve Surgery
After suffering a heart attack in 2012, Rosie O’Donnell turned to gastric sleeve surgery. The surgery is often used as a shortcut for those suffering from morbid obesity. She is now saying that the surgery is not a magic pill, saying you would have to risk your life and be in severe discomfort for a couple of months.
There are many health risks associated with that specific type of surgery, including infection at the site of the incision or infection due to leakage from the stomach into the abdominal cavity.
The Drs TV: Healthvana STD App
Healthvana now has a new app that retrieves STD test results quickly from labs, and then sends them to your smart phone. The free app was developed with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and the app helps patients and doctors act quickly if lab tests are positive for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, or HIV. Healthvana told The Doctors that the app complies with HIPAA requirements to protect patients’ privacy.
App users have to enter in to a private portal before receiving their results.
The Doctors: Moroccan Oil For Skin & Hair
It was time for The Doctors prescription of the day and Dr. Stork explained that the prescription will give you luscious locks like Kate Hudson. The secret is Moroccan oil. Kate Hudson says she uses Moroccan oil to tame her unruly hair, and Dr. Stork explain that the oil is rich in vitamin E and is loaded with essential fatty acids, which makes it not only great for your hair, but your skin as well.