The Doctors: Breast Cancer Risk With Having Kids At a Young Age?
While in Dallas, Texas, The Doctors ventured out into the Farmer’s Market to answer any health questions the people of Dallas had.
Dr Lisa Masterson assured a young woman that being pregnant at a young age will reduce your risk for breast cancer. Having kids at and older age will actually put you at risk for breast cancer because you have more menstrual cycles.
The Doctors: Diabetes & Frequent Headaches
A woman with diabetes complained of having bad headaches. She asked Dr Andrew Ordon what kids of activites she can do to release the pressure. He said that it’s probably due to fluctuations in her sugar levels.
The headaches get better when she eats. He suggested eating fresh fruits and cutting back on refined sugars. Keeping up with your diabetes diet will reduce the headaches.
The Doctors: Ways to Prevent Whooping Cough
Dr Jim Sears ran into a young family that recently had a baby. The mom was concerned about whooping cough and the whooping cough vaccine. He said that every few years a bad outbreak of whooping cough goes around. The main thing to do with a newborn is to keep the baby away from people with colds and to get them vaccinated at the proper age. Also, adults should talk to their doctors about vaccinations.
The Doctors: Endometrial Ablations & Fertility
Wrapping up the questions at the Dallas Farmer’s Market, a woman approached Dr Lisa and asked about fibroid tumors. She wanted to know if an ablation on her uterus would prevent her from having kids. Dr Masterson said that endometrial ablations are used to remove the lining of the uterus and are not recommended for women that want to have children. The ablations damage the lining and it’s not a process you want to do if you are thinking of starting a family.