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Created on : Friday, April 04, 2008, 02:09:08 pm
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(Original Air Date: 04/08/08) Imagine having your doctor on speed dial to answer your questions 24/7. Here's your chance, because The Doctors (link to: /shows/page/TheDoctors)  are back! Dr. Phil welcomes OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson, family therapist Dr. Tara Fields, pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears, plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon, and E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork. Join their conversation and hear their valuable insights on the hottest medical topics of the day, including actor Heath Ledger's untimely death and the rise in breast augmentation surgery. Next, meet Jennifer, a wife and mother who's so afraid of her family getting sick and dying from germs, that she won't handle cash or mail, she wears three different pairs of shoes each day -- a pair for in the house, one for out of the house, and one for in the car -- and won't even greet family members from out of town until they've come in and showered! Is Jennifer's house as germ free as she thinks it is? Dr. Phil sends a microbiologist to find out. Then, meet a woman who got married and was ready to start a family only to find out that the man she fell in love with was making her physically ill. And, meet a couple who are at odds over a serious medical dilemma involving their 3-year-old son. Should they amputate his legs? Plus, is there a medical question you're dying to know the answer to but are too embarrassed to ask? Be there when The Doctors answer viewer questions on topics ranging from breastfeeding to penis enlargement, and then talk about the show here.

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April 8, 2008, 5:36 am CDT

Interesting...

Quote From: fluffyfat

I'm glad the doctors are going to talk about this subject. I think the growing poularity of breast augmentation is shocking. How is it different from the foot-binding Chinese women had done in the 19th Century or the African tribal women with lip plates and neck rings? Unless women are getting implants for medical reasons after mastectomys, it's exactly the same!

[bThese women are volunteering to have their chests cut open and foreign devices implanted -- for the sole reason of pleasing the sexual fetishes of men. [/b


They will tell you that they're doing it for themselves but that's obviously untrue. Would they be getting implants if they lived on a deserted island? Men once considered large breasts unattractive, as evidenced by the old paintings in which women were plump but had apple sized breasts. Somewhere along the line big breasts became fashionable in the world of pornography and now the average high-school girl considers herself unworthy as a lust object until she goes through this surgery.

It's not in the same area as make-up and hair coloring because those things are inexpensive and neither permanent nor dangerous. Have some pride, women! If you can't get a man to like you without having surgical alterations to your body then he isn't worth having!

 

Just my opinion, but I don't think there's anything wrong with it as long as youre doing it for yourself and not trying to just to attract someone.  There are things like Body Dysmorphic Disorder where they obsess about certain parts of the body and that could lead to an addiction to plastic surgery.  Then there are people who don't obsess, but if they were on a deserted island, they would still get the surgery.  I used to take care of some women who had work done (face lifts, tummy tucks), and they looked amazing for their age.  There are places where I wouldn't mind having lipo'd because even at my thinnest in high school, that "fluff" was still there in that annoying place.

 

Youre right about the social acceptance though, and I think a lot of women do it for that reason alone, which is sad.  If small breasts suddenly was the popular thing, I wonder how many women would have their implants taken out?  Would women still get augmentation- I'm pretty sure.  There are women who get "downsized" now because of back problems- as long as the current fad doesn't determine the permanent changes that you make.  I agree with that.

 
April 8, 2008, 7:31 am CDT

Alien Germs

Quote From: fluffyfat

I'm glad the doctors are going to talk about this subject. I think the growing poularity of breast augmentation is shocking. How is it different from the foot-binding Chinese women had done in the 19th Century or the African tribal women with lip plates and neck rings? Unless women are getting implants for medical reasons after mastectomys, it's exactly the same!

[bThese women are volunteering to have their chests cut open and foreign devices implanted -- for the sole reason of pleasing the sexual fetishes of men. [/b


They will tell you that they're doing it for themselves but that's obviously untrue. Would they be getting implants if they lived on a deserted island? Men once considered large breasts unattractive, as evidenced by the old paintings in which women were plump but had apple sized breasts. Somewhere along the line big breasts became fashionable in the world of pornography and now the average high-school girl considers herself unworthy as a lust object until she goes through this surgery.

It's not in the same area as make-up and hair coloring because those things are inexpensive and neither permanent nor dangerous. Have some pride, women! If you can't get a man to like you without having surgical alterations to your body then he isn't worth having!
 Hasn't anybody on the show seen The Day the Earth Stood Still?  Earth had just gave up hope when the aliens started dying.  What killed them?  GERMS!  Germs that the earthling had anti-bodies to fight them.  The aliens had not devoloped those anti-bodies.  If the child grows up in a germ-free home how is she going to react to the outside world?  Why wasn't that mentioned?
 
April 8, 2008, 7:47 am CDT

Drug Overdose

 

Dr Phil and the first doctor missed an opportunity to inform the public about what killed Heath Ledger and Anna Nichole Smith.  Benzodiazapine medicines.   

 

Valium, Xanax, and sleeping meds, are all very similar meds from the same medicine class - they are all benzodiazapines.   So prescriptions for Similar meds that have different names and indications (uintended uses) becomes an overdose.   Add in pain meds and alcohol and you have a lethal overdose.  (Alcohol works the same way and on the same part of the brain as benzodiazapines)  

 

Talk about medical "Polypharmacy" sounds good and is medically vague.  The doctor should have been more specific and explained the dangers of these frequently abused and very addictive meds. 

 

Norman

 
April 8, 2008, 8:14 am CDT

easy

Quote From: normanohio

 

Dr Phil and the first doctor missed an opportunity to inform the public about what killed Heath Ledger and Anna Nichole Smith.  Benzodiazapine medicines.   

 

Valium, Xanax, and sleeping meds, are all very similar meds from the same medicine class - they are all benzodiazapines.   So prescriptions for Similar meds that have different names and indications (uintended uses) becomes an overdose.   Add in pain meds and alcohol and you have a lethal overdose.  (Alcohol works the same way and on the same part of the brain as benzodiazapines)  

 

Talk about medical "Polypharmacy" sounds good and is medically vague.  The doctor should have been more specific and explained the dangers of these frequently abused and very addictive meds. 

 

Norman

honestly,

 

I am currently perscribed all of these meds.  It often worries my husband b/c I Have bi-polar II.  In my lows it often crosses my mind but having two children I would never be selfish enough to do such a thing.  But in all facts doctors do need to keep an eye on meds their patients are taking and maybe in the near future there will be some way of phamacies and doctors to colaborate in intermedicating.

 
April 8, 2008, 8:18 am CDT

better sex

I was wondering what can enhance a female orgasm.  It seems to take such a long time to get one and it often frustrates my husband b/c he feels like it's his fault. 

 

SOME  HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
April 8, 2008, 9:05 am CDT

04/08 Ask the Doctors

On the subject of plastic surgery, etc, there's a good article called "The Barbie Doll Syndrome" at www.nononsensegrammytree.blogspot.com.

 

We, as women, need to stop mutilating our bodies just to please men! We run the risk of infection, implants bursting...even death. Why? Because we don't like what we look like....because men tell us we should look a certain way.

 

Women look like plastic dolls with face-lifts, skeletons because we think we're "too fat", off-balance because of too big implants, and on and on and on! When will it stop? When WE say enough!!

 

I say to hell with what you THINK I should look like and either accept me as I am or move on down the road! 

 
April 8, 2008, 9:09 am CDT

Kegels...

Quote From: taranlogan

I was wondering what can enhance a female orgasm.  It seems to take such a long time to get one and it often frustrates my husband b/c he feels like it's his fault. 

 

SOME  HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Have you tried Kegels?  They might help.  Here's a site that tells you how to do them:

 

http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/wha/wha_kegel_crs.htm

 

Also, try clitoral stimulation, many women cannot get vaginal orgasms, so they do the clitoral stimulation.

Or you could try nipple stimulation, which releases oxytocin, may help.  Hope it helps!

 
April 8, 2008, 9:11 am CDT

Oh, I forgot...

Quote From: taranlogan

I was wondering what can enhance a female orgasm.  It seems to take such a long time to get one and it often frustrates my husband b/c he feels like it's his fault. 

 

SOME  HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I know you said you are taking meds (I thought it was you?), sometimes antidepressants will curb an orgasm, also.

 
April 8, 2008, 9:45 am CDT

YouTube...

Quote From: cndrlla

On the subject of plastic surgery, etc, there's a good article called "The Barbie Doll Syndrome" at www.nononsensegrammytree.blogspot.com.

 

We, as women, need to stop mutilating our bodies just to please men! We run the risk of infection, implants bursting...even death. Why? Because we don't like what we look like....because men tell us we should look a certain way.

 

Women look like plastic dolls with face-lifts, skeletons because we think we're "too fat", off-balance because of too big implants, and on and on and on! When will it stop? When WE say enough!!

 

I say to hell with what you THINK I should look like and either accept me as I am or move on down the road! 

 

Have you seen the man on YouTube that talks about the Barbie Syndrome?  It made me laugh!  He's outrageous!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV_hg5nL-k4&feature=related

 

And then you have Cindy Jackson, who has the world record for plastic surgeries (47 since 1988) and has spent about $100,000 on them!  Or Steve Erhardt (that guy looks scary to me), the "living Ken Doll" who has had over 30 operations and spent $250,000 (including bicep, pec, and butt implants).  I saw a picture of him, he doesn't look natural at all.

 
April 8, 2008, 10:06 am CDT

Go to the doctor

Quote From: angela89

         

                  I  have had thyroid problems for the 3 years.Ihave gained over100 pounds,and i  am the point where I don't know what else to do.Iam taking amour thyroid120mgs.please any advice is very helpful.

                                                                 thank you

                                                                    Angela

What kind of thyroid problems?  I assume hypo.  If you are taking thyroid meds, the doctor that prescribed them can tell you what to do about losing weight - including further testing to ensure that your dosage is correct.  But the meds only normalize the levels of thyroid hormone in your system - they do NOT melt fat.  The only way to do that is eat less and move your body more.   Having a thyroid deficiency myself, I speak from experience, but don't rely on a message board - go to a doctor. 
 
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