Body Fluids Exposed

Blood, Sweat and Tears
The human body is 60 percent water, but that’s not the only fluid that makes us thrive. The Doctors detail the vital fluids that help our bodies function.

Blood is perhaps the most vital fluid in our bodies. Learn how it works, and hear how doctors may be able to predict the chances of a heart attack from a blood sample.

Which body part creates the most toxic sweat? ER physician Dr. Travis Stork has the answer.  

Learn about the three
types of tears
humans produce.  

Contact Lens Update
Erin, 23, joined The Doctors in October 2013 to share how a common contact lens mistake may have cost her her vision. When she was eight months pregnant, Erin stored her contacts in tap water, as she was out of contact lens solution at the time. When her eyes became irritated and excruciatingly painful, she visited her doctor, who diagnosed her with a potentially blinding infection. An amoeba from the tap water had attached itself to her eye and begun attacking her cornea. In constant pain and losing her vision rapidly, Erin was scared that she’d never be able to see her baby.

“I’d have to sit in our bathroom with the door shut because any light in the apartment would just give me shooting pain,” she says. “I couldn’t handle being around anything. I couldn’t read, I couldn’t watch television, I couldn’t do anything for such a long time.”

Now, Erin along with her new daughter, Madison, join the show to describe the painstaking treatment she’s been undergoing for months to help restore her vision.

Erin’s doctor, ophthalmologist and corneal transplant specialist Dr. Ronald Gaster emphasizes the importance of proper contact lens care. “We have to all remember that we can’t wash our contacts in water. We can’t store them in water. We can’t clean them in our mouth … absolutely not,” he says.  

So It Flows
From burning stomach acid to streaming saliva, The Doctors continue their journey through the body’s many fluids.

Did you know that the acid in your stomach could dissolve a razor blade? Learn how the body protects against this acid eating away at your stomach!

Urologist Dr. Jennifer Berman divulges the secrets your saliva can reveal .  

It’s sticky, it’s icky … it’s sputum! Find out when you should worry about the phlegm your body is producing.  

• Click here for a list of potential causes of vomiting.

It’s All in Your Head
The Doctors discuss the most common fluids coursing through your skull.

Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears shares the best way to get rid of excess ear wax.

Runny nose? Learn how to avoid a telltale red nose when treating nasal discharge.  

Dr. Travis explains how cerebrospinal fluid helps keep your brain safe , and why sleep is so important.  

Venus and Mars
Everything you need to know about the important fluids involved in reproduction.

Dr. Berman and family medicine physician and sexologist Dr. Rachael Ross answer a medical confessional question about seminal fluid.

OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton describes what a pregnant woman should expect when her water breaks. Plus, does the body produce different breast milks depending on the sex of the baby? 

Number One and Number Two
The Doctors discuss the top two fluids in the body: stool and urine!

Proctologist Dr. David Rosenfeld explains why you should be anal about your colorectal health.

• Click here for a complete list of all the fluids that the human body produces.