Dr Oz Discusses the Five Biggest Health Mistakes Women Make and Varicose Veins

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(Best Syndication News) On Wednesday’s show, Doctor Oz covered several symptoms women need to watch out for. He also discusses a new treatment for varicose veins.

5 Biggest Health Mistakes Women Make

A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two and a half minutes, according to Doctor Mehmet Oz. Every 60 seconds a woman has a heart attack and every 32 seconds a woman is diagnosed with diabetes.

“It only takes a second to spot a warning sign, if you know what to look for,” Oz told his audience.

Here are the mistakes as explained on the Dr Oz Show:

Ignoring Exhaustion: Oz told women don’t ignore exhaustion. This could be a warning sign for a heart attack that could occur within the next month. When the heart is working properly, it is pumping efficiently. Exhaustion could be caused by an inefficient heart. He said if you experience exhaustion, see a doctor and have an echocardiogram and an EKG.

Unexplained Weight Gain Unexplained weight gain can be a warning sign for cancer, including breast cancer. As cancer cells grow they penetrate into the lymph system and secrete fluids. The fluids accumulate in the “belly”. Colon, ovarian and uterine cancer can also cause weight gain. Oz said to have doctors use their hand to “tap” your belly to make sure it is not fluid.

Frequent Urge to Urinate: Frequent urination could be a symptom of diabetes. Since the kidneys have trouble removing the sugar, diabetics will get thirsty and need to urinate more frequently.

Taking all Medications in the Morning: An ACE inhibitor is a common blood pressure medication. Doctors typically prescribe the medication for the mornings. Oz said that ACE inhibitors don’t work that well in the morning.

Here is a list of ACE inhibitors:

Captopril (trade name Capoten), the first ACE inhibitor
Enalapril (Vasotec/Renitec)
Ramipril (Altace/Tritace/Ramace/Ramiwin)
Quinapril (Accupril)
Perindopril (Coversyl/Aceon)
Lisinopril (Listril/Lopril/Novatec/Prinivil/Zestril)
Benazepril (Lotensin)
Imidapril (Tanatril)
Zofenopril (Zofecard)
Fosinopril (Monopril)

There is a study that backs up his claim. New research released last month found that angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors improve heart structure and function when given at sleep time.

Ignoring Memory Loss: Many people experience “age related memory loss. He told his audience how to tell the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and the less dangerous age-related symptom.

He asked an audience member to identify some common products while blindfolded. The first was a bar of soap. The second was a pineapple, the third was cinnamon and the fourth was a rose.

Oz said fish oil can help preserve memory. He recommended algae oil (350mg) twice daily or a 3.5 oz salmon twice a week. He also said that 150 mg a day of French Maritime Pine Bark can help.

Varicose Veins

Crossing you legs does not cause varicose veins. Oz called that a “myth”. There are valves inside the veins and when the valves fail varicose veins form. “This is not a cosmetic issue anymore,” Oz said.

There is a “brand new therapy” for varicose veins.

An Infrared light source (vein viewer) can be used to highlight the veins. During the foam sclerotherapy treatment, foam is injected into the veins and they disappear almost immediately.

The treatment is painless and permanent within 3 to 12 weeks. It usually costs between $700 and $1,100 per leg.

By: Nancy Connors
Entertainment Reporter

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