Adverse Effects of Botox
RumorFix.com reported that Kim Kardashian had an allergic reaction to Botox, resulting in bruising and swelling around her eyes. Plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon explains how Botox can have an adverse effect when administered.
Step into the The Doctors spa with celebrity beauty expert Kym Douglas, and learn how to get your skin red-carpet ready at home!
Cynthia, 53, asks The Doctors what anti-aging products are most effective in combating wrinkles. Kym demonstrates how the DDF Revolve 400X Micro-Polishing System, a home microdermabrasion device, can help erase fine lines and restore a youthful glow.
Kym also shares a glue and peach facial recipe, her go-to treatment to remove blackheads and give skin a radiant and polished look.
Get more fabulous beauty tips from Kym!
Amenorrhea is the absence of menses, or one or more missed menstrual periods. Primary amenorrhea refers to no menstrual periods by age 16, while secondary amenorrhea means a woman was menstruating but then stopped.
Tracy, 31, tells OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson that she has irregular periods and has missed them for up to nine months at a time. Dr. Lisa performs an ultrasound on Tracy to examine her uterus and does a blood test to form a complete diagnosis.
“What women have to realize is that our periods are our vital signs,” Dr. Lisa explains. “If it’s too much or too little, you have to talk to the doctor, because that is a signal that there’s something going on with your body.”
Common Causes of Amenorrhea:
• Stopping taking birth control pills
• Excessive exercising
• Poor nutrition
• Extreme weight loss
• Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
• Thyroid gland malfunction
• Medications such as anti-depressants and anti-psychotics
How to Prevent Amenorrhea:
• Decrease stress in your life
• Exercise regularly
• Eat a healthy diet
• Maintain an ideal weight
• Strive for a healthy balance in work, recreation and rest
Asthma in Kids
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways, restricting airflow to the lungs. Symptoms can include wheezing and chronic coughing, and flare-ups are caused by triggers such as the cold and flu viruses, allergies and exercise.
Asthma affects 10 to 12 percent of children in the United States and is the leading cause of chronic illness in kids.
E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork explains that asthma and allergies are intricately connected. He describes how asthma is triggered and what happens during an asthma attack. “The whole key to treating asthma is to prevent that massive inflammatory response that occurs in response to either allergens, exercise, cold air, whatever it may be,” he says.
Actress Nicole Sullivan, star of the television show S#*! My Dad Says, asks pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears if her 3-year-old son, Dash, will outgrow his asthma.
Asthma symptoms in young children are sometimes mistaken for repeated respiratory viruses. Dr. Sears explains that the key to understanding whether a child may outgrow asthma lies in the triggers for the condition.
“As [Dash] gets older, he’ll be able to get allergy tested, and then get allergy treatments against [the triggers], so that his symptoms will go down,” Dr. Sears says.
Sign Your Child May Outgrow Asthma:
• When episodes of wheezing are intermittent.
Signs Your Child May Not Outgrow Asthma:
• When wheezing episodes are persistent, rather than intermittent.
• When the child displays signs of allergies, such as hay fever.
Causes of Anemia
During a break in taping, OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson answers an audience member’s question about the various causes of anemia.
Anxiety disorders affect approximately 19 million Americans and occur more often in women than in men. A person with generalized anxiety disorder will feel anxious and fretful despite the fact that they are not in a situation where they need to feel so distressed. The condition can be caused by chemical imbalances in the brain, an overactive amygdala or underactive prefrontal cortex and can be hereditary.
A psychologist or psychiatrist can determine whether a person’s anxiety requires medication, or if the disorder is mild enough to be treated with at-home techniques, such as stress reduction and relaxation exercises.
Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety:
• Cold or sweaty hands and/or feet
• Shortness of breath
• Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
• Muscle tension
At-Home Techniques to Calm Mild Anxiety:
• Relaxation exercises including deep breathing
• Melatonin supplements