Responding to Comments #12 | Public Speaking, Birth Control & Chin Fat

– What can you do to eliminate your double chin besides surgery? Would eating carrots do
anything to my jawline? What are you, Bugs Bunny bro? (upbeat music) Like, you mean like to make your muscles stronger in your neck? (laughs) There was a funny commercial
Christiano Ronaldo if I’m not mistaken did where, please don’t buy the chin exercise or whatever it’s called. You can’t spot reduce where
you have a problem area. You can lose overall body fat which can help possibly your double chin. Surgery is an option. Fillers are an option. Soo Great 123, why does your heart race and your hands get clammy when you see someone you have a crush on? This happens to me a lot. That’s called arousal. – Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. – That’s a normal, sympathetic nervous system in action. Your body’s getting you prepared. It’s getting excited. It’s being turned on. Those are good things, it means you’re feeling some kind of
passion for that person. You should enjoy that feeling and really live in the moment. What is your opinion on birth control making women gain weight? I’ve never had this problem, but I hear so many complaints about it. Maddie, it does happen occasionally. What happens the majority of the time actually is women initially put on weight from starting birth control, but it’s usually water weight that if you stay on the birth control long enough it equalizes and you actually end up losing the water weight
that you initially gained. My recommendation to my patients is to stay with it, to try it, if it doesn’t work the way that they
want we could always switch medications or try
another form of birth control. Imhs 37, hi Dr. Mike, just want to know is it bad to cross your legs often? Been trying to find this
out but to no avail. Thank you. I see what you’re saying
because you’re compressing your blood vessels, your veins, and your arteries when
you cross your legs. Sometimes your legs get pins and needles, they go numb as a result. So yeah, I generally would
say don’t cross your legs. But, at the same time it’s
not that big of a deal. If you listen to your
body and you start feeling any kind of discomfort,
change your position. It’s really that simple. Katia Bufanda, hey Dr. Mike I have been a licensed massage therapist for going on five years now and I
find that some doctors can still be hesitant to recommend massage or believe the benefits
of massage therapy. What are your thoughts on massage? Actually, true story
me and my man Dan Owens here who is sitting behind the camera are going to get a massage after this, specifically a Thai massage. I personally believe in
the benefits of massage. I also see the scientific
benefits of massage. What feels good to your muscles? Blood flow. How can you stimulate
blood flow naturally? Well, you can break up restrictions. You can rub the muscle which will bring more blood flow to that area, some warmth, some healing factors. Dynamic Butter, dear Dr.
Mike, I think my crush has crush on you. What should I do? You should become a poet because that was a really good line right there. Actually, Dynamic Butter,
what you should do is you should tell your crush that I’m answering your question right now and maybe that’ll give
you some kind of cred and you can then like, vibe. I don’t know what you
kids call it these days. Biggest question, how to
stop being a lazy ass. My answer here is going to surprise you. Most people think will
power comes prior to action. They think that they’re just going to wake up motivated one day and then they’re going to take action. No. It happens the other way and it’s a little bit surprising. You have to perform some sort of action and as a result of whatever action you perform, you’re going
to get some benefit. Feel good chemicals, mastery of a subject, improvement, admiration of others, fun. As a result of that, you’re going to get motivation and will power which then you could
use to do other tasks. Kargace 100, why are
almost all medical terms so long and hard to pronounce? Like deoxyribonucleic acid? That’s just DNA. I think it’s because
a lot of medical terms are derived from Latin. Latin is a complicated language and you can combine terms by putting just a simple O in between them. I also think, and this is
my conspiracy theory here, all right turn on the Shane Dawson music. Do do do do do. It’s because doctors don’t want you to understand what they’re saying because then they’re not as special and I think lawyers do this. I think all specialties do this. Just use the regular terms. If it’s front, say front. If it’s back, say back. Doctors, what are you doing? Cody Mehmet Catal, I
hope I said that right. The real question, how
much Dr. Mike is too much? Only after you’ve watched
all of my hundred plus videos three times over and then watch them one more time for good luck, that might be too much. Rebecca V, question, why is it that some people sneeze louder than others? Is it dangerous to sneeze quietly? I would not curtail your sneezes because when your curtail your sneezes you’re raising the
pressure inside your head, the intracranial pressure, unnecessarily. Just enjoy the feeling of a sneeze, but sneeze correctly. Don’t sneeze into your hand. Don’t just sneeze into the world. Sneeze into your elbow
so that the bacteria can stay in your elbow and you won’t spread it to the rest of the
world by touching things. What’s the deal with stage fright because I go on stages very
often these days and it really bugs me before
and while being on stage? Angelina, you’re not alone. The biggest fear in the
world is not heights. It’s not spiders. It’s the fear of public speaking or some other form of social anxiety. I’ve suffered from this. My friends have suffered from this. The more times you’re
able to expose yourself to that kind of situation,
the better you’re going to perform and the
better your going to do. The second thing about
that is if you’re able to look inside yourself
and wonder why is it that I’m so nervous about going on stage and you can confront those fears, for example if you say to yourself, well if I stutter people are
going to think I’m stupid. Pause right there. Is that thought rational? That if you stutter once, someone’s going to think you’re totally stupid? Possible, not likely and
if they do they’re the ones that are making the incorrect conclusion. Think about what’s making you nervous to go on stage, attack those thoughts, write them down if it will help you, put the more rational
thought in it’s place and then go out and keep doing it. It’s never going to totally go away, but that’s a good thing. That’s you’re mind getting you ready to go on stage and think quickly to answer people’s questions
and perform your very best. Vikkie Piercy, P.S. does anyone else think Dr. Mike seriously looks like Manny the makeup artists
sexy straight brother? Well, thank you for the sexy compliment. Yeah, we’ve been told this before. In fact, that’s how Manny
and I started talking on Twitter because someone tagged us and said that we look really similar. We actually get along well and we chat via Twitter all the time. We’re supposed to get a collab going sometime soon, but
because we’re on opposite coasts of the United
States it’s not that easy but I think it may be in the works. Kortizi00, what is a book you read recently that you enjoyed? I really enjoyed Jonathan Haidt’s “The Coddling of the American Mind”. Actually, I enjoyed it
so much that I’m going to be reading one of his other books “The Righteous Mind” I think it’s called. A lot of his thoughts that he put very eloquently in his book I’ve thought for a long time in my
practice with my patients, the things that I’ve observed in college when I was there, and the things that are happening on social media. So, I think that if you’re interested in that kind of reading material, definitely worth checking it out. (upbeat lo-fi music)

100 Replies to “Responding to Comments #12 | Public Speaking, Birth Control & Chin Fat”

  1. Hey, Dr Mike! What could it be when you often get shortness of breath after eating?
    Love your channel! ❤

  2. Hi Doctor Mike,I was wondering what are your thoughts about pills for losing weigh,because I've heard that after consuming them you weight twice as much. Is that true??

  3. Hey Dr. Mike! I know you normally don't recommend supplements, but for the gym, I generally like to take creatine post workout. What are your thoughts on supplements gaining some real scientifically-tested traction, like creatine?
    Thanks in advanced, love this series and your videos in general, keep up the great work, we all appreciate it!

  4. In Iceland we take fish cod oil as like a supplement, but as you said in your previous videos you are against supplements. So should we still be taking it?

  5. Hey doctor Mike! So I had a lab test run today, and one of the results was that I had a high level of monocytes. I did my Google research, but I don't trust that. What does that really mean from a professional standpoint?

  6. I once was trying a second-line medication for my adhd (I've become really sensitive to stimulants in recent years for whatever reason) and I quit that medication after only two doses because it was legitimately giving me a fever. When I called my psychiatrist's office, the nurse seemed confused, saying that wasn't one of the known side effects. He didn't seem terribly worried about that, though. Did I have an allergic reaction or something? Is it common-ish for people to get side effects completely out of left field from a medication?

  7. Hola Dr. Mike! Me encantan tus vídeos y creo que eres realmente lindo. Quiero saber si hablas ruso, ya que bueno tu familia y tu son de allá. Si es así puedes decirme •Cynthya te quiero mucho• en ruso. Besos!

  8. Dr. Mike: Just use the regular terms!

    (moments later)
    Dr Mike: you’re raising the pressure inside your head intracranial pressure

  9. So I sometimes have trouble deep breathing and recently it’s gotten worse to the point that I get really frustrated and have to stop doing whatever I’m doing until I can fully breathe again. What can I do to make it stop?

  10. So most nights I talk in my sleep, even have long conversations and really vivid dreams, which most of the time turn into horrible nightmares. So I often get out of bed and scream in my sleep or get out of my room and wake up everyone else. Not only does it scare the crap out of my family, but it also never allows me to get a good night of sleep and I never feel fully rested in the morning. What can I do?

  11. I recently had knee surgery and found out I am a keloid scarrer. is there any way to remove them or keep them from happening?

  12. 1:58 ok so change ur position when you feel numb and stuff, but I can’t cuz it’s usually during school and assembly so I can’t! So yeah

  13. So I'm not exactly sure if you have this knowledge or if it's only physical therapists but I'll ask anyways. So on the last day of the ski season, I ended up tearing my MCL grade 2. It took me around 10 weeks to fully recover. The thing is, whenever I flex my leg, almost everytime my knee cracks(decent intervals.) Oh yeah also, I've had this problem with my hip where when I extend it outwards, it pops(lower frequency rate) followed with sudden pain(moderate.) An example of when this happened was while I got off my bike where I brought my leg over the bench while my other leg stayed on the pedal, this made a pop loud enough for me to hear and was followed by a "Damn that hurt." pain. Also this has been happening for atleast a year.

  14. A question for the Godly Doc:

    Is sugar intolerance a thing? Because it seems like it shouldn't be and it's rarely diagnosed, but people say they have it.

  15. how can people with ridiculously greasy hair get rid of it?? my hair gets oily after 24hrs of washing it, and even though i know its bad to wash hair everyday, it’s the only option for me at this point. any advice is welcome lol

  16. I've recently taken an arrow to the knee, does that mean my adventuring days are over or will a potion of minor healing or two help?

  17. I have terrible migraines, so bad that I have to leave work. Why do I get these migraines and how do I stop/ prevent them? I’ve heard that vitamin B2 stops it, same with 500mg of magnesium. I’ve also heard that CBD oil stops them, do any of these work? What can I do?

  18. What do you think about using testosterone to improve quality of life? (*Age: 30+). Not talking about testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).

  19. What brain chemicals does exercise release? And does the length or intensity of the exercise increase the chemical output? Do you get more energy from exercising regularly?

  20. Hi-lo, so is acne a form of herpes and if so like why? Also, it would be tots awesome if you were able to collab with doctor pimple popper! Stay shining bright like a diamond from Moana😁

  21. Love your videos and all the info you give! I have two questions 1) is being a pharm tech a good way to get your foot into the medical field? 2) what's the best way to tone or get rid of belly from 4 c sections?

  22. I have a metel rod plate and swrve and my rist really hurt when it raines so whar can I do insteed of pian medes that just make me sleepy

  23. You often say that each medical case is individual. In this case how would you describe an absolutely normal and healthy person? Or does everyone just have a hidden disease? ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  24. Can you talk about "man spread"? People complain about it but don't understand that if you have large testicles it's necessary in order to avoid discomfort.

  25. Hey Doctor Mike! Hope you’re having a wonderful day! 💕 So I was wondering what your thoughts were on high heels on girls. Do you think they look good? Do you think they are bad for our bones or health? I’d love to hear your opinion. Thank you! ❤️

  26. Hey doc ! I believe cracking knuckles is only when necessary but the problem is I've been addicted to it since I was a kid (I'm 19) + I don't only crack my fingers but also my wrests, ankles, toes, neck (recent but makes me afraid), and the weirdest ever : I crack my throat too.. So can you help me know how to stop it or at least control it ?? Love your content by the wayayayaaay.

  27. You: Expose yourself more to that situation (stage fright).
    Write down what makes you nervous

    Me: Writing down ALL THOSE DAMN EYES ON ME AND MY CLASSMATES- (I'll probably need therapy after going back to school)

  28. I think my biggest question, is whether or not age reversal would actually be possible in the future? What are your thoughts and opinions on it ?

  29. Probably too late to ask a question but is it unhealthy to have rather common nose bleeds? Sometimes my nose will bleed for over 10 minutes in a day but this only happens every couple weeks

  30. Two questions:
    1. Does a monthly fast (abstaining from food/drink for twenty-four hours once a months) have any health benefits?
    2. If someone has an open wound (i.e. GSW or stab wound) and their heart stops, would CPR/chest compressions help or hurt the person?

  31. Pls pls pls see this question dr.mike. Many doctors have told me that obesity is the reason for excess facial hair. Will reaching your ideal weight help to reduce the growth? If it still doesn't go away what do I do next?

  32. Q: Why does my heart race and my hands get clammy when I see my crush?
    Mike: You're body is getting ready, it's getting turned on.

    So any time we watch Doctor Mike's videos then?

  33. Doctor mike do you have any tips to grow out nails. I do bite my nails but I have tried many things to try stop biting my nails and I get nervous and start biting.

  34. Mike: "and you can confront those fears"

  35. Sometimes when I swallow, my tongue will sort of fold over in my throat. It hurts a lot and I have to yawn to get it back in place. Could this happening be dangerous?

  36. Dr Mike, I am a chef, and we are obliged to make some hygiene courses. Last one I had to do, we were adviced to sneeze not using the elbow, because the force of the sneeze, sends bacteria backwards and sprays them all over. They told us to sneeze kind of back, and towards the floor.

  37. Hey Dr. Mike! Does often using of headphones has any proven harmful effects on your ears? Btw I love your videos, you are my big motivation to become doctor, thanks much ❤️

  38. kids? i didn’t know his audience are kids im 30 years old hahahaha your crush answer was lame i think u broke this kid’s heart hahahahahaha
    public speaking it is one of the hardest things i agree with u on that

  39. I have a pilomatrixoma on the side of my jaw and it's getting bigger and pressing on new nerves since my last appointment (where we decided on hopefully getting me surgery), should I report it?

  40. Are there any extra steps my mom who has an autoimmune skin disease take when she goes out in public to avoid getting sick? She usually just wears a medical mask and wipes down anything she touches (cart handles, etc) and always ends up with what I call anti-fevers (her temp drops drastically but she still has fever-like symptoms).

  41. Dr. Mike I'm going to college soon. I love medicine but I'm afraid because I don't like how many years it takes. Should I proceed medicine or not??

  42. Hi Doctor Mike!
    I love listening to your videos while I'm doing tedious computer stuff at work.
    My question for you is…
    What is Celiac (or Coeliac) disease? Can you explain it in detail.
    Also, what is the process of being officially diagnosed if either you are still eating gluten or if you have already started a gluten free diet for a while now?

  43. Hello! I was wondering about your thoughts on equine therapy. I ride horses and care for them a lot for over 3 years now and I was wondering what you think of animal therapy in general! Btw love ur channel sooooo much!

  44. Dr Mike! I have a question about my fingernails. I had false nails on and had teeth removed and in my sleep the blood got under the fake nails. When they all fell off 6 out of 10 nails have green/brown patterns on. The Internet says its a fungal infection but I don't know

  45. My finger swelled up and there's purple I think I put to much pressure on my finger then this happened cause idk what caused it.

  46. Doctor Mike, I recently watched What The Health on Netflix and wondered if you agree about the corruption of the meat and dairy business and if I should go vegan. If you haven't watched it, it is very interesting.

  47. Dr Mike,
    I work at a fast food restaurant and if I’m taking orders the entire shift this happens 10+ times a shift. I end up mixing numbers when I speak. For example, if someone’s total is $13.68 in my head I know it’s $13.68 but when I tell them their total it often comes out as $31.68 or 13.86 but it’s usually with the last two digits only. Is this something concerning enough for me to go to my doctor with?

  48. Hi, Dr. Mike! I've been having migraines with aura a few times a year since early puberty, I'm 30 now. Is there a chance of it damaging my brain in the long run, should I see a neurologist?

  49. Hi doctor Mike! I wanted to know what you think of the underwear containig silver particles which allegedly is antibacterial. Is it true or is it a scam like those detoxing foot pads? Thank you for your answer.

  50. Is there any sequence on how to ask dr Mike a question? Or do you just pop a random comment to a random vid? I haven't noticed this being mentioned in the vids so far.

  51. We read The Righteous Mind for my college class and its a fantastic book with many interesting points of psychology 👏 I highly recommend it

  52. Hi Dr. Mike! How are you? I hope you are well as you read this! I have 2 questions:
    1) I’ve always wanted to go into medicine because I find the human body fascinating, and (more importantly) I want to help those in need because there are so many people in my life who have helped me. When they grow old, I want to help them in return. However, my GPA is so low that it’s nowhere near competitive for most med schools (about a 3.1 cumulative GPA and major GPA below 3.0). What advice would you give someone like me who really wants to go into medicine but seems to be struggling with school?
    2) At the end of this school year, I will graduate with a B.S. in clinical laboratory science. In my immunology and clinical chemistry courses, we’ve talked about how our university’s med school (in particular) doesn’t really have much of a clinical laboratory curriculum. This is understandable since there’s so much more to learn in Med school, but it has resulted in some misconceptions about diagnostic tests. For example, I was reading an article last year about doctors in the ED using POC pregnancy tests on patients presenting with signs of pregnancy. However, many of these tests show up as false negatives due to the Hook effect. The clinical laboratory prefers doing a blood test for hCG in these cases since it’s more sensitive and less likely to produce a false negative. However, TAT for the blood test is usually around an hour, so I can understand why ED physicians prefer not to use it. So what are your thoughts on adding more clinical laboratory education to the med school curriculum, and how do you think we can educate more healthcare professionals about the advantages and limitations of clinical lab tests?

  53. Dr. Mike, can you please explain a runner's high? How often do they occur? How long do they last? Do you get them? Love your videos. Thanks. 🙂

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