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- Why is your red meat video offline?

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Victoria, thanks for asking.

A lot of people have been speculating about this actually.

The reason I had to take the video down is

because there was some confusion

between the sponsor and myself

about what they were comfortable with having

within the video as far as content goes.

And they wanted me to change something

once I posted the video.

Me being a person who stands behind my medical ethics

and didn't want to change my medical opinion,

we came to a mutual agreement

that we just take the video down.

What I want to say about the red meat video

is that I still very much stand behind everything I said.

You should dramatically reduce,

if not remove entirely processed meats,

and if you have them once in a while,

that's not a major risk

that you should be really worrying about.

Yes, overeating red meats is not probably not ideal,

but eating them in moderation alongside vegetables,

and especially preparing them in the right way

like I said, marinating them, not overcooking them

probably reduces a lot of these negative effects we've seen

in some of the research.

And if you choose not to eat meat

because of ethical reasons,

more power to you, that's your decision.

But it doesn't mean that you have to come at

and yell at other people

who don't necessarily see eye to eye with you.

Whenever I make a video, sponsored or not,

I wanna give you my true, honest opinion.

I take that trust you give me very seriously.

I will never tell you what someone else wants me

to tell you, unless I stand behind it.

Now that being said, I will work with all sorts of sponsors

as long as they are letting me say my message

that I would say if the video wasn't sponsored.

Stop just doing dumbbell curls.

You need to work out the rest of your body.

Thanks.

Johnathon, I actually don't do dumbbell curls at all.

I'm a firm believer in doing compound lifts.

In reality, the way that these guns come about.

I'm just kidding.

Pull-ups, weighted pull-ups, I do rows.

Those are the ways I get my bicep workout in.

I don't think you necessarily need to do

nor is it tremendously effective to isolate the bicep

and just do curls.

Krissy Pooh: I wanna know if this is normal or not.

When I get sick my skin gets painful to the touch.

Normal, the reason it's happening

is probably because you have a fever.

And when you have a fever, your skin becomes hypersensitive,

so anything touching it

will feel like a weird, gross feeling.

And this probably evolved

as some sort of survival mechanism.

Totally normal, nothing to worry about,

as long as it's only present while you're sick.

Lea Fa: What's your thought on breast reduction?

I mean, it depends why you're getting breast reduction.

I have a lot of patients who have very large breasts,

and because of that they develop serious back problems

'cause they're carrying so much weight.

Also, it can affect the way that you see yourself

as a person, so it can hurt you mentally.

I agree that everyone is beautiful,

but I also think it's unfair to say

"Everyone should just be totally happy with their bodies,

as is."

If someone has a bad scar

and they're feeling self-conscious about it,

lying about it and just saying that it's beautiful,

trying to convince them otherwise,

a little bit unfair

Some things make people feel self conscious.

So it's about getting an honest history, a true physical,

figuring out what the risks and benefits are

of each procedure,

and making an individual decision for yourself

with your doctor.

Rashiekah Love Toshinori Yagi:

Is it normal for your lower rib to pop?

No, I'm not even really sure how your lower rib would pop.

The lower ribs are called false ribs

'cause they're actually not attached to your sternum,

they're just sort of floating in your backside.

Maybe they're rubbing against each other.

Maybe there is a tendon or ligament

that's getting caught there.

But if it's causing you discomfort,

please go see your doctor

because you really should find out what that is.

I've noticed when I get extra tired,

I snore a lot and then I wake up with a sore throat.

Should I see a doctor about sleep apnea?

Lindsay, you should absolutely see your doctor

about sleep apnea,

because while sleep apnea isn't an immediate threat,

it's one of these conditions

that causes chronic hazard to your health.

So you develop other medical problems

like high blood pressure, chronic heart disease.

If you can control your sleep apnea early on,

the less of these other diseases and complications

you're gonna develop later.

My thing as a family doctor

is about preventing problems before they become one.

And that's something you can totally do

if you truly have sleep apnea.

It sounds like you have sleep apnea,

especially if you're snoring to the point

of getting a sore throat.

Dana Habib: Hey Doc.

So I'm about to graduate from high school

and my dream is to work at

either the ED or be a paramedic,

but everyone is saying that it's too traumatizing.

Is that true?

Ah, Dana, I don't want anyone to dissuade you

from entering a particular field you're passionate about

because in this life

passion is hard to find at times,

and especially in a field that is incredibly rewarding

and a field that's incredibly needed in our society,

I don't think you should let anyone dissuade you.

What I think you should do is you should go volunteer,

you should go on a ride-along if you can,

you should talk to folks who actually work those jobs.

Once you expose yourself to the field,

you can have a better idea if you truly love it or not.

It's very easy to fall in love with the idea of something,

but once you actually start doing it,

you may not feel the same way.

So I always say, "Firsthand experience

trumps what anyone else is telling you."

So if you're passionate, you wanna try it, go try it,

and then make your decision.

Hey Mike, can you get stretch marks

from losing weight too fast? Love your channel.

Yeah, actually what can happen is

anytime you have a rapid change in weight,

you can get unusual marks on your skin.

I've had patients that have had bariatric surgery,

lost a lot of weight,

not only do they get stretch marks on their skin,

but they just have a lot of loose skin

and end up needing plastic surgery afterwards

to get rid of that skin.

Now that being said,

you should still moisturize your skin, that does help,

don't splurge on the 100, 200 dollar creams

that promise you removal of stretch marks.

Stretch marks, when you grow rapidly in size

and then shrink,

actually come from a tearing or scarring of the skin.

No cream is really gonna fix that.

Hurricane Devan: Hey Doctor Mike.

So I recently got braces on my teeth

and my mouth is really sore and tender.

Is there a way to help me lower the pain quickly

so I can chew harder foods again?

I feel you.

You know why? Because I've had braces twice.

First, when I was in high school. I got a Invisalign.

And every two weeks, you had to get a new plate put in

and it would shift your teeth

and it would be the most painful, excruciating...

Once I got older, my teeth shifted a little bit,

I had to get braces a second time,

and I had to get real braces,

like I had a metal mouth while in medical school.

And it was a difficult moment

because I wanted to look my best,

but I also knew I was investing in my future.

A simple trick that I used that worked well for me is

there's some numbing agents that work if you have like a

sore in your mouth. Those can work well sometimes,

but in reality, the only solution is time.

And I know it's horrible

every time getting your braces tightened,

and it comes with a huge amount of pain.

So, first step, understand that this pain

is not a threat to you.

That alone can lower the level of some of the pain.

But there are some numbing agents

that you can go and buy over the counter in the pharmacy.

Obviously, talk to your dentist first,

but that could be a great way of treating

the first day of pain that you get

when you get your braces tightened.

Question: Tips for someone with bad posture?

Tat, this is actually pretty funny cause a lot of people

in my Curbside Consult video

and in my Resident Reaction video, where I toured the set

with Manish Dayal, people told me I had poor posture.

I sometimes have poor posture when I'm interviewing people,

mostly because I'm 6'3" and most people are not 6'3".

So I try to get on people's level

and that does hurt my posture somewhat.

But if you work with a physical therapist

and retrain your muscles,

you can actually improve your posture.

Is there any way to induce your period?

This is an interesting question, Jasmine.

I don't know how old you are

and I don't know if you've ever had your period before.

I'll give you sort of the medical background on this.

Primary Amenorrhea is someone, a girl,

who has never had her period.

Secondary Amenorrhea is a secondary cause,

meaning that you've had your period before,

but now something is influencing your body

to not have a period.

So I'm not sure

what's causing you to want to have your period.

Is it because you missed it and you want it?

It's irregular and you want to make it regular?

But this is a really good time for you

to go see your doctor,

have a conversation about what it is you really want.

Because its really hard to give you a simple answer,

when there's so many things that could be going on.

Both from a health perspective, but also in your mind,

why you wanna induce your period.

So to answer your question, can you induce a period?

Technically, yes.

It depends for what purposes,

it depends on what stage of your life.

Go see your doctor, have a conversation,

and figure out what works best for you.

What do the other doctors at your work

think of your YouTube?

Christopher, we don't talk about it much.

The senior doctors that I've worked with

in the last five years, they always ask what I'm up to.

They love hearing the successes that I'm having

because they know how passionate I am

and how hard I work,

because I know you only see what's happening

on YouTube or on social media,

but behind the scenes

it takes a lot of work to make this happen.

Not only does it take a lot of work to make this happen,

I never let my work in the hospital

or my patients suffer because I'm busy here.

They're a priority, I love being a doctor,

and being one-on-one in a room with a patient.

So I make sure all my work is done there,

prior to doing anything with social media.

So they respect me, they appreciate it,

they love that I'm battling misinformation.

And hopefully, if this podcast that we've talked about

in the past ever comes to fruition,

maybe I can get them to guest on the show.

Drop your questions and comments down below.

As always, stay happy and healthy.

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