Flatulence is part of life. It is a natural result of good digestion. Most of us try to make light of it so as to not be embarrassed by its occurrence.
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"The Doctor's" mention Flat-D again!
Flat-D Innovations gets another mention on The Doctors Jan 21, 2008
Episode: Lady-like habits that are Bad for you
Women are taught to always cross their legs, never pass gas in in public, and many rarely leave the house without makeup. The Doctors reveal why these old-fashioned expectations and other lady-like habits can harm your health!
Holding it In Women are taught never to pass gas in public, and Cindy, 52, takes it to an extreme, sometimes leading to embarrassing consequences. "I hold in my gas, and when I go to my home, I feel comfortable enough to let it out," she says. "That's what I did [once], thinking I was alone. After I let it out — and it was really bad — my son comes out of his room with his friend. As he walked his friend to the door, he had to pass the living room to get to the door. My son fell to his knees. He was like, 'Oh, my God!'"
Flatulence is a natural bodily function, with the average person doing so approximately 14 times a day. E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork explains that it smells because compounds in the gut, such as hydrogen sulfide, can give off an unpleasant odor.
"These are gasses produced by bacteria that usually live in the colon," plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon says; If you have excessive flatulence, take a look at your diet. Eating foods high in fiber, such as beans and broccoli, can cause some people to have more gas.
How to Minimize Gas • Eat more fruits and vegetables, which help digestion • Eat smaller meals • Avoid spicy foods, coffee and tea • Drink a cup of warm water to settle your diaphragm and reduce burping
While it's common for women to try to hold it in, is it unhealthy to do so? Dr. Travis explains what happens to your body when you don't expel gas.
• “See a solution for those suffering with foul-smelling gas.” VIDEO CLIP OF SEGMENT
• Try The Doctors' Flatulence-Free Dip. • Simple tips to help keep gas at bay.
Synopsis - October 21, 2008
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Have you ever had a medical problem so embarrassing that you didn’t even want to talk to your doctor about it? You’re not alone! The Doctors answer all the questions you’re too embarrassed to ask and nothing is off limits. “It may be embarrassing to you, but it’s not to us,” Dr. Lisa reassures. “We’ve seen it all!” adds Dr. Sears.
Heidi, 36, is embarrassed by her foot odor, which she says smells like a horrible mixture of rotten eggs and nacho cheese. Dr. Sears performs a smell test and agrees that her feet are indeed pretty stinky. He explains that foot odor is caused by bacteria and suggests that Heidi soak her feet in a tub of black tea for 30 minutes every day for a week. The tannic acid in the tea kills bacteria and closes the sweat pores in the foot. To demonstrate, Dr. Sears sets up a soak for her, and by the end of the show, Heidi notices a marked improvement and kicks up her heels!
Newlywed Erich checks in via Web cam to ask The Doctors if they can help him with his bad gas. Erich says that he loves Tabasco sauce and puts it on everything he eats. He doesn’t know if it’s the source of his flatulence, but he has to do something to fix the problem if he wants to stay a married. “When I wake up in the morning, my wife is ready to kill me!”
Dr. Travis explains that gas is formed in the colon and the odor comes from ammonia, methane and hydrogen sulfide, which are byproducts of gas formation. High fiber foods such as beans, broccoli and dairy tend to increase gas, so Dr. Ordon suggests that Erich keep track of what he’s eating (besides the Tabaso sauce) in order to pinpoint the main offenders. Over the counter remedies like Gas-X and Beano aid the diffusion of gas formation inside the body, and a flatulence deodorizer called Flat-D can be worn in undergarments to offset the smell outside the body.
Chronic bad breath
Ryan, 22, is embarrassed by his chronic bad breath, which is also called halitosis. His sister, Summer, exclaims, “It’s so bad you can smell it from two feet away!” Celebrity dentist Bill Dorfman explains that the key to eliminating bad breath is to kill the bacteria on the tongue. He discourages the use of mouthwash because its high alcohol content dries out the mouth and causes the bacteria to proliferate.
Dr. Dorfman demonstrates his three step treatment, BreathRx Fresh Breath System, which emphasizes scraping the tongue to eliminate the bacteria that causes the unwanted odor. Brandon is eager to get started!
Paul, a prostate cancer survivor, is embarrassed about his erectile dysfunction. Urologist Dr. Aaron Spitz defines erectile dysfunction as a man’s inability to have or sustain an erection long enough to have satisfying sex. He goes on to say that an erection is a complex orchestration of the brain, nerves, chemicals, spongy tissue and blood flow. In addition to Viagra, several treatments are available to help a man achieve and sustain an erection. A vacuum pump, prostaglandin injection and penile implant are all various means to get the job done, and Paul is encouraged by his options!
A hemorrhoid is a swollen or inflamed vein in the anus and outer rectum. Dr. Ordon explains that they can occur either internally or externally and can be terribly painful. Hemorrhoids are essentially varicose veins and can be caused by genetics, constipation, straining during bowel movements, obesity and/ or sitting or standing for long periods of time. They commonly occur during pregnancy and Dr. Lisa stresses that women shouldn’t suffer them silently. Dr. Sears adds that hemorrhoids can be treated with warm baths, creams, water and exercise. In more extreme cases, rubber band ligation can cut off the hemorrhoid’s circulation.
Jennifer has had a stubborn mole for more a year and is desperate to get rid of it. Dr. Ordon takes one look and realizes that it’s a wart, not a mole, and offers to remove it onstage. He assures her that warts are non-cancerous skin growths caused by a papiloma viral infection in the top layer of the skin. He swiftly burns and cauterizes the offending growth in no time flat. “Thank you!” Jennifer giggles happily.
Erectile Dysfunction and support.
Augusta Medical Systems
Coloplast Ostomy/ Urology Care
American Medical Systems
Xzuber – The Odor Eraser
Drionic– Electronically controls excess sweat
Dr. Bill Dorfman
Dr. Aaron Spitz at the Orange County Urology Associates
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