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I’m a little late to the reddit game, but we just created a sub reddit Doctor Mike, spelled out please. Someone instantly shared
with me in a private message that there is a thread with the question posed to the doctors of reddit “What is something you wish everyone knew about their body?” Has sixteen thousand responses. I’m about to weigh in on this. React to what people are saying. Are you ready? I’m ready! Bear are you ready? Bee-woop! What do I want people to
know about their body? You need seven to nine hours of sleep as an adult. I don’t want to hear
people say that they think they function better on five hours because it’s just not statistically or scientifically true. Superman, Wonder Woman still
need seven to nine hours as an adult to be healthy. On average. Antibiotics only work against bacteria, they are not some kind of wonderpotion that cures anything, and they should not always be given. I’m sick right now. I know that statistically ninety percent eighty percent of the time this is viral. Fact that I’m getting better slowly, my fever’s going away. It’s not bacterial. If all of a sudden my fever spikes then I’m gonna go and get some antibiotics ’cause I know I’m getting a
bacterial super infection. Most of these are viruses,
and if your doctor gives you a once over. Does a proper history and physical, and tells you you don’t need antibiotics. Don’t force their hand. You’re only doing this
to service yourself. Tell us what drugs and alcohol you’re on We aren’t gonna tell the cops. We aren’t gonna lecture you. But it might change the
anesthesia I give you. Some stuff I give you might kill you. If you drink a thirty pack a day, tell me. Okay, this goes into the whole idea of patient confidentiality. So first of all, if you tell your doctor no one else in the world
is going to know about it. Unless you give us the rights
to share that with that person There is a lot of drug drug interactions that we want to avoid. Very commonly, at least
in my line of work. What’s happened is a patient, I can sense, or I know they have a
history of cocaine use. And if you give a medication
as a beta blocker, which you give to slow
the rhythm of the heart, improve circulation to the heart after a heart attack. You don’t want to give these
two medications together. So when patients come in, I ask them. Tell me what drugs you’ve taken. Tell me what you’ve been
taken most recently. They get all nervous
thinking I’m going to call the police. That’s not what we’re asking for. We’re asking for it to make sure to give you the best possible care. When we ask you your last drink of alcohol it’s that so we can avoid a condition known as delirium tremens. It’s a very dangerous condition that can lead to seizures and even death. Trust us, we’re looking after your health. Nothing else. There’s a wide range of normal. Don’t be embarrassed by your body. Having said that, if you’re
concerned about anything ask your doctor. We generally have heard it
all before, and trust me, we have nearly always seen it all. Maybe you have something that has been bothering you for ages, but you were too scared or
embarrassed to ask about it so just ask. It might be nothing and you have been stressing
about it for no reason. And if not, then you are
at least one step closer to getting it fixed. No one can help if they don’t know. There are no stupid
questions, so ask away. I think this is a really good point. When patients ask me the
very simple question of when should I go see my doctor. The answer is, if
something is bothering you or if it’s giving you anxiety. The longer you wait, two things happen. You build up more anxiety about the issue. Or two, you can actually
make the condition become worse and worse
and progress to the point where treatment might
not work as affectively. Some people seem to think if
you act healthy for a bit, it’ll make up for being a wreck. There’s a lot wrong with this. One example, antioxidants
are like gas for your car. You can store up a certain
amount of vitamins, but your tank can only hold so much. If you binge and overfill your tank, it doesn’t do anything,
except excrete it as waste, and you can’t expect to
go the next several months without gas. Just because you’re
bringing in extra materials that we know you need to
maintain a healthy liver, bones, brain function, whatever it is. It’s doesn’t mean you’re going to get better bones if you have more materials. The same way that if
you’re building a building and all of a sudden I say “Well you know what
instead of me giving you the materials you need for this month, I’m just going to dump
all the materials you need for the next year.” And now does the building
get built faster? It’s doesn’t. It would help if more patients
knew their family history. Prevention is becoming more
and more important in medicine and treating a disease in its
early stages is a lot better than catching it late. That’s very true. I think that in general we as a society are not
very good at keeping track of our medical history. Many of my patients come
in and can be taking ten medications, not know what they are outside of the color, size,
and shape of the pill. They don’t know what
medical diagnosis they have. Which ones have resolved
and they no longer suffer with that illness. And then the family history is obviously in addition to that. The more we can stay on top of that, and be leaders for our own health. The better outcomes we’re gonna have. ibeatmymeats. Okay not
the greatest name to have. Don’t do DIY surgery,
or hold off on reporting things that are obvious warning signs. Don’t be the guy who tried to remove his skin cancer with a knife. Duh? Yeah, please don’t do your own surgery. I have seen some videos online of people popping their cysts. Stop that! Stop that. Just ’cause you watched
some pimple popping videos on YouTube doesn’t mean you’re qualified to do that. It looks simple, but
there’s a lot of things that can go wrong. There could be a blood
vessel there that you pop and now all of a sudden you
can’t control the bleeding. What are you gonna do then? What happens if whatever cyst you took out actually turned out to be cancer, now you’ll never know cause you didn’t send it to pathology. Good point beat my meat. You need some kind of exercise. Doesn’t matter how you feel right now, sitting for twelve to sixteen hours a day will have negative consequences. Hundred percent true. In fact before doing this video, I contemplated doing a video on the dangers of sitting. That may sound funny, but it’s so true. Sitting is like the new smoking. Is a slogan that’s been
used by media companies, and some people say “Oh it’s
overblown, it’s overblown” The amount of risk is overblown. But the fact that sitting for too long effects your mental health,
your physical health, your cancer risk, muscle aches and pains. Stop sitting for fourteen hours at a time playing video games, Netflix, YouTube, all this stuff. Take a break. Stand up. Go for a walk. Get a puppy, go on a date,
get some water, go pee. Whatever your excuse is, walk around and be happy and healthy. Your kidneys and liver cheerfully do all the toxin
elimination you’ll ever need I love that term cheerfully. Cleanses and other detoxifying
products are B.S. woo and a waste of money. The people
who sell them are predators who only care about your
money becoming theirs. That’s a hundred percent true. As I said in my TED Talk. IKA experts are interested in
one thing, and one thing only. And it’s not slimming your waistline. It’s slimming your wallet. That administering CPR
compressions as soon as possible is one of the greatest indicators
of successful outcomes. You are right. And that’s why we say “Chest compressions, chest
compressions, chest compressions” Instead of saying hands
only CPR, like saying, chest compressions, chest
compressions, chest compressions ’cause that’s the first
thing you should do if you feel no pulse, and
someones not responsive. You’ll not only save a
life, but you’ll be proud that you too have some medical knowledge and can improve this world. Some things just don’t
belong in your rectum. I would go ahead and say most things don’t belong in your rectum. I think some is and understatement there. You often will feel normal
even with high blood pressure. It’s found incidentally. So don’t wait until it gives you symptoms you don’t want to go through. Very good point here. Too many of my patients think that because they feel fine
that there’s nothing wrong with their blood pressure. It’s not something you feel. It’s something intrinsically happening that your heart has to battle against. Therefore, you increase your possibility of developing heart disease. And as we know that’s not good. And also strokes, even worse. Not only should you be
listening to your doctor and taking the medications or treatments that the doctor prescribed to you. You should be taking it regularly, and consistently. I’m a vet but I’m sure doctors will have come across this too. Amputated limbs do not grow back. I’ve had too many people
asking me ho long it’ll take for their pets amputated
limb to grow back. So I’m assuming a few
doctors out there will have patients asking the same
of their own missing limbs. Yeah, limbs don’t grow back. If you reattach them the
right way, they can heal. But they don’t regrow. Oh, Kofiko. Your mental
health is just as important as your physical health. How did I not give that one
to you guys in the beginning. I’m so passionate about that. If you are not healthy mentally, it will reflect in your physical health. Give you a simple example. If you’re very stressed or depressed, that can effect your blood pressure. When your blood pressure is high it causes increased rates of heart
disease and stroke. If you’re depressed and your
cortisol levels are high, which are your stress hormones, it constantly keeps your body
in a high sympathetic state. Basically a fight or flight state. It doesn’t heal well,
it doesn’t digest well, you don’t get nutrients
from food very well. You could see how a worse mental state will give you worse
physical state outcome. Believe it. This isn’t woo Just because a part of your body hurts doesn’t mean that part
of your body is damaged or out of alignment or
needs to be repaired. You can have tissue damage without pain, or you can have no tissue
damage with a lot of pain. Absolutely correct. Absolutely agree. And the reason why I actually
discourage my patients from rushing to get MRI’s Here’s what happens, if
you take a hundred people who have no back pain. You scan their backs, meaning
their spines with an MRI you’ll find that seventy
to eighty percent of them will have some sort of
finding on that MRI. What that finding means
is pretty much nothing because, clinically, they are pain free. They can function well. Now if you take someone who has back pain and then you find one of those findings then you might be able to say, “Well they have this herniated disk, they have back pain, it’s
probably because of that.” Ninety percent of sports medi injuries, like back pain, do resolve
with conservative treatment like physical therapy. So one of my first and foremost treatments that I give to all my patients outside of the home exercise program, osteopathic manipulation that
I do, is physical therapy. Do not rush for unnecessary
surgery or even worse unproven treatments
which there are a ton of. Please if you want some more videos of me and the Bear-pup to see how he’s doing, like maybe a day in the life Bear video. Definitely drop it down
below in the comments, and check out this video
of actually seven reasons of why maybe you shouldn’t
be getting a dog. Even though I love Bear. As always, stay happy and healthy. (upbeat music)

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100 thoughts on “Doctor Reacts To “Doctors of Reddit” Thread | Wednesday Checkup

  1. So i got really sick a month ago. My fever wouldnt let up after three days of it being over 103. My boyfriend kept trying to force down liquids and even then my fever was still really high. Nausea, dizziness, jaundice-looking skin, i was ridiculously pale and even had my boyfriend basically carry me to the bathroom to give me a bath because my knees were too weak and i couldnt walk on my own. my fever finally came down after about a week and a half. should he have taken me to a walk in clinic? i'm fine now but i get sick really easily after this event.

  2. If not already done, please do that dangers of sitting video!! I’m a student and i have to sit aaaall the time (and I’m also too lazy to workout after class 😬) so please give me some reasons to fight my inner couch potato 😫
    Keep doing your videos, they are so good and so important!!! 💕

  3. I’ve once pulled an 8-nighter (not sleeping for 8 days straight) that’s my record – survived purely on coffee and my adrenaline being on adrenaline – oh and the overwhelming desire to not fail my project. I was 18. I am now 19 – not technically yet an adult – so i shall treasure these last few years until i “need 7-9 hrs of sleep” thank you very much.

    *though I’ve since not only not failed my project, but also have graduated and get at least 3-5 hrs of sleep nightly. So in the very least we’re making progress. Albeit slow, but progress nonetheless

  4. So I have got spots all over my body that look like chicken pox they are really itchy and my mum took me to the hospital we were there for three hours went in and the doctor saw me for 5 minutes looks at me goes yeah I dont think that's chicken pox its probably just a reaction to something and then he made us leave the same doctor saw my older sister about a rash she had about a year ago he said the same thing she went back for a second opinion and it turned out she had scabies I'm not sure what I should do because I have work and if what I have is contagious in any way I dont want to give it to anyone

  5. New P are the best I've had several and raised and bred them a while ago but they are the best dogs in the world enjoy your pup have a good day

  6. My teachers cant seem to get it in their heads that people can get sick and not have a fever or any signs of being sick.

  7. Both my parents may be doctors, but I still love listening to this channel and hearing your way of explaining things

  8. i think the fuel analogy made about vitamins and such work better then building materials, since to much building materials on site, not only will it NOT make construction faster, it may very well make construction slower since all that extra material will just get in the way and have to be carefully navigated around and moved around all the time.

    my mother has bad back pain due to spine compression, not only that, they found 3! older compression's as well, she also have a very bad case of arthritis and she also have a bad case of lateral epicondylitis, no matter what her doctor and us family say to her she will not listen and still keeps on insisting on doing things that only gradually make things worse…
    she refuses to get a dishwasher even thou her hands hurt so badly she can barely hold the brush at times for example.

  9. Wow surprised at how legit most of these answers are. Usually not the case on reddit lmao. You should try to do a reaction of people on reddit giving medical advice that aren’t doctors. They always start the comment with “I’m not a doctor BUT….” and then proceed to give the WORST advice I’ve ever heard.

  10. Not trying to judge but I don’t see how people can sit for that long. After a couple of hours I can’t stand it anymore and have to get up.

  11. Some parts of osteopathy are unproven fringe stuff (just like chiropractice). The not-so-cooky stuff goes by other names.

  12. I clicked on this video no sleep just pulled an all nighter and the first thing you tell me is I need 7-9 hours of sleep?
    Yeah understandable

  13. Dr. Mike
    Thank you for the opportunity to ask this question. (In essay form). I have no one to give me solid advice on this. I really can’t even go into all of it with my doctor. There’s just way too much and not enough time. That said I will still try to condense this as best I can.

    I am 55 yrs. old and lost my husband in 2016. I have spent my adult life being a stay at home mom and have only worked the odd job outside the home. My husband was always the soul provider and I never acquired any marketable skills.
    For various reasons over the years I was depressed and increasingly lethargic. My way of dealing with this was to sleep. I would hide from my pain by sleeping it away. Well, I also basically slept 30+ years of my life away. I’m sure this has to be at least part of the problem I have now.
    Now that my husband is gone, I am working in a factory 10 hours a day 6 days a week. I’ve been there for about a year and half struggling day in and day out to keep up with everyone else, and not get fired. I’m always struggling to be on time because I hurt so bad from head to toe almost 24/7, especially in the morning. I struggle throughout the day to keep up because of the pain. I work on an assembly line so I have to maintain a certain rate of production. People have told me just quit! Get another job. Ha. Yea. It’s that easy. I’m locked into this vicious cycle of work, eat, laundry,sleep and back to work. Whatever precious little spare time there is anywhere in my schedule is spent trying to recuperate. I don’t go anywhere or do anything. It takes forever to work myself up to getting even an oil change or a lab test, or sometimes even a phone call to pay a bill. I’m just so freaking exhausted!!!
    Basically I have no life and no future. When I try to envision a future I just see this hamster wheel I’m on or I just see darkness.
    Ok, that’s the big picture but one of my most immediate problems is that as a result of all that I’ve described I am on the verge of tears off and on all day. I am overly hypersensitive to not only modest criticism but from MY OWN THOUGHTS.
    All it takes is for an image or thought to flash across my mind for the briefest moment and I’m choking and tearing up, desperately trying to gain control over myself. Sometimes when I’m alone I can let it out and I will have screaming fits.
    Oh, and forget trying to get a work problem solved with my supervisor. I can’t address it like a normal person. No, I start crying! I’m so sick of this particular issue I could…well… scream!
    I can tell everyone pities me and it’s humiliating. I want to be strong and self sufficient and give to others. I just don’t know how to get there from here.
    I’ve tried or am doing all the common methods of self help and
    I’ve gone the antidepressant route. It helped in some ways but the bad far out weighed the good. These days I’m always feeling one step away from taking my ball and going home.
    Any advice?

  14. I’m 12 how many hours of sleep should I get with 2 hours of homework(that’s just maths) in addition to being required to wake up at 7:30 every day(if you’re wondering how I have time to watch videos, there’s a hurricane coming, I’m taking advantage of it)

    I’m also grumpy so ignore my rudeness, please, how many hours should I actually get of sleep?

  15. I'm on Beta Blockers and I avoid having caffeine but idk. Is there anything I should avoid taking, eating or drinking to help them?

  16. What's the difference between low blood sugar and a panic attack? Because my mum kept on saying I had low blood sugar when I was having panic attacks almost every day (I have been diagnosed with anxiety and Agoraphobic tendencies since)

  17. I was adopted and got in contact with my birth father and learned though him I might have a blood issue. I actually did end up having it! So med history is important

  18. So, he's not only hot and a trained medical doctor, but he has a cute dog too? Damn, dude, leave some puntang for the rest of us.

  19. „Sitting is not good for you, walk around! Stand up!“

    Dude, at night im so damn hungry but im too tired to cook so i walk around all night looking at both refrigerators (yes i have two) And searching for food.

    I burn some calories during that.

  20. Doctor Mike: "you need 7-9 hours of sleep"

    Me: Look I wake up tired if I get 8 or so hours… I've gotten 3 hours and functioned as if I got a full night's rest. And I had enough energy to last for a bit more than 18 hours. Science may say I'm wrong but hey it's what happened. I can live off of naps haha

  21. out of curiosity, where do you stand on phones contributing or being the cause of increased mental issues ? Do you believe there’s facts in that?

  22. I just went to the hospital because I didn't get an x-ray for my back, which would've helped them find a cause for the pain, because I had earlier been diagnosed with sciatica and lumbago with an unspecified reason. I got the sciatica from sitting improperly for so long.

  23. Pfft, go one date?
    sure I'll just strap on my date helmet, and squeeze into my date cannon and fire off into date land, where dates grow on daties!

  24. My dad had a stroke last year but his doctor said his blood pressure was not influenced by his stress. Is the doctor wrong then? Please tell my dad to slow down

  25. I'm 34 and the last couple of months I started to sleep 7 to 9 hours because I'm always super tired. I think I'm old because when I was younger I slept almost nothing, literally between 1 to 3 hours 😅

  26. The only person at risk in my doctor's office of getting gossiped about is my doctor's daughter who I graduated with. It's funny and kinda cute.

  27. Nicola Tesla reportedly only slept 4 hours, lived til old age with no significant detrimental effects to his health… Go figure 😊

  28. Mike: how was your sleeping?
    Me: I didn’t sleep 1 night because I was full of energy but next night, I did sleep
    Mike: 7-8 HOURS OF SLEEP EVERY NIGHT, UNDERSTAND!, now sleep

  29. Perks to overactive bladder syndrome.

    You will go pee every hour, so you will get up frequently. No puppy needing a walk required. (So…Cat instead.)

  30. Im sick of people making fun of me because Im tierd without my 9 hours of sleep.
    Its not my fault we normalized people to sleep only 6 hours and live off caffeine.

  31. School is not the problem, I spent my days sitting because I have 0 motivation to do anything and Im so bad at sports it makes me cry to try.
    People tell me exercise is supposed to give me some kind of rewarding hormones and… it kinda works sometimes? But not really
    "I have depression" would be such a good excuse but I think Im just literally too lazy to not ruin my back.

  32. I work in a service center, which is mostly desk work, I was super excited when they offered us stand up desks! Now I can lift my desk when I can feel myself getting sore from sitting too long, I love working for a company that is interested in their employees health!

  33. If I get 8 hours of sleep, I'm usually going for a nap 3 hours after I get up. If i get 5, i can function with high energy the whole day.

  34. Healthy hours of sleep depends on the person regardless of adulthood or not. I’m good with 5-6 hours of sleep and there are plenty of statistics regarding sleep cycles. I love the channel, just nitpicking this one thing. 👍

  35. Doctor Mike you do realize Superman isn't human yeah? He isnt even an Earthling. Superman is 100% Alien. Who said Aliens need sleep?

  36. I gotta stop watching Doctor Mike, my knee hurts after this video, and I had a cramp after a video I watched yesterday 😅

  37. Is sitting bad if you're doing it in context of exercise or a hobby including various body movements while sitting down? (Biking, playing drums etc.)

  38. ✨I would love to see a day in the life of bear 🐻. ✨I've had adorable labs growing up, my aunt has a golden-doodle, and she is very adorable, but Bear is next level cute. Actually Bear might be the type of dog my husband and I get next year when we plan on getting a dog 🥰

  39. Has been sitting and watching 16 hours of Doctor Mike content

    Mike: Don't sit more than 14 hours

    Me: Are you watching me through your videos?

  40. Technically i have a doctor assigned to me, but she laughs or ignores everything I've said to her. I'm almost 24. she still says my headaches are due to puberty. i haven't seen her in a long time. i know if she acs like a cunt again she will see what it means to make me angry. all she does is smoke and drink coffee. she smokes two packs a day and she looks like a walking corpse. honeslty if i yell at her she might die with how weak she probably is from all the smoking she does.

  41. Registered Animal Nurse here.
    Please do not rec. for your clients/audience to purchase an animal for overall health. I know that it is an easy trap to fall into, but getting a pet, especially a dog, is a serious commitment.
    If a client needs to exercise more there are other means and motivators to getting off your butt that do not involve bringing a life into your situation.
    If a client does not currently run getting a puppy will not result in them getting up and running every morning. If they cannot motivate themselves it is wrong to put that responsibility on an animal.

    Try putting pictures up around your house of what you would like to achieve. Or even just motivating quotes. Or giving yourself a step goal everyday. Add in an evening walk after dinner. Do jumping jacks on commercial breaks (even youtube ones).
    All of these can be achieved without chewed up shoes, messes on the carpet, and a “failed motivator” in the shelter.

    Love your channel and I want to help you provide quality animal advice when it comes up ❤️

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