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An audience member sometimes wakes up in the morning with her face swollen, and she has difficulty swallowing as well. She asks Dr. Oz why this might be happening.
Dr. Oz answers that as long as there is no pain with the swelling, she should be ok. Dr. Oz explains that sometimes the digestive glands in the area can get clotted with minerals, thus creating the swelling. If the swelling is accompanied with pain, then there is a problem worth investigating.
Audience member Cheryl asks Dr. Oz how someone gets Shingles (herpes zoster – a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox). Cheryl also asks Dr. Oz what the best cure is for Shingles.
Dr. Oz states that if one has had chickenpox, then one can contract Shingles. Dr. Oz says that when your body builds-up immunity whilst fighting-off chickenpox, the virus hides in the nerve roots around the spine. The virus can lay dormant for over 20 years, and if the virus slips-out through a nerve, it can become an extremely painful rash. Doctors can prescribe an anti-viral medicine for Shingles, and in the case of chickenpox, immunizations are available.
Audience member Annie has sensitive teeth, especially whilst eating citrus-laden fruits (of which she knows that the acid in citrus can cause enamel erosion). Annie shows Dr. Oz that her teeth enamel has eroded over the years, and she asks Dr. Oz if there is something that she can do to build the enamel back-up.
Dr. Oz answers that dentists do have certain techniques to help enamel, however, he notes the importance of massaging the gums, and taking proper care of the gums as well.
Tuesday, July 10 2012, 02:57 PM EDT
Dr. Oz, host of "The Dr. Oz Show" airing weekdays at 4pm on ABC 22.Dr. Oz is Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents. He performs 250 heart operations annually.
Dr. Oz was born in Cleveland, Ohio and received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University (1982) and obtained a joint MD and MBA (1986) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Wharton Business School. He was awarded the Captain's Athletic Award for leadership in college and was Class President followed by President of the Student Body during medical school. He lives in Cliffside Park, NJ with his wife Lisa of 23 years and their four children, Daphne, Arabella, Zoe, and Oliver.
Previously, Dr. Oz was a featured health expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" for over five seasons, spanning 55 episodes. He has also served as chief medical consultant to Discovery Communications, where his "Transplant!" series won both a Freddie and a Silver Telly award. In addition to numerous appearances on "Good Morning America," he has also appeared on the "Today" show, "Larry King Live," "The View," guest-hosted the "Charlie Rose" show and appeared on all the evening news broadcasts. He also served as medical director of Denzel Washington's "John Q" and participated in several other feature films.
Dr. Oz authored five New York Times Best Sellers including YOU: The Owner's Manual, YOU: The Smart Patient, YOU: On a Diet, YOU: Staying Young, YOU: Being Beautiful as well as the award winning Healing from the Heart. He has a regular column in Esquire magazine where his article "Retool, Reboot, and Rebuild" was awarded the 2009 National Magazine Award for Personal Service, and an ongoing column in O, The Oprah Magazine.
Dr. Oz is also the host of a daily talk show on Sirius XM Radio's "Oprah Radio" on XM Channel 156 and Sirius Channel 195 (as part of its "Best of XM" package).
In addition to belonging to every major professional society for heart surgeons, Dr. Oz has been honored as one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People (08), Esquire magazine's 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century, a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum (99-04), and "The Harvard 100 Most Influential Alumni" in the 02138 magazine, as well as receiving the Ellis Island Medal of Honor (08). He won the prestigious Gross Surgical Research Scholarship, and has received an honorary doctorate from Istanbul University, He was voted "The Best and Brightest" by Esquire Magazine, a "Doctor of the Year" by Hippocrates magazine and "Healer of the Millennium" by Healthy Living magazine. Dr. Oz is annually elected as a highest quality physician by the Castle Connolly Guide as well as other major ranking groups.
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