These Doctors Do What??? | Medical Reddit Review

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Sunscreen, swimsuits, football head injuries (concussions/CTE), dogs and babies… the doctors on Reddit have strong takes on all of these things and so much more. I decided to look at a thread about practices medical professionals have started based upon things they’ve learned from their patients. Some of the advice is good, such as having an up-to-date will and the benefits of quitting smoking. Other things, such as making sure you pee before you get inside ANY car… are a little too much for me. At the end I also share 3 ways I’ve changed my life based on my interactions with patients, including thoughts on skin cancer and coffee and alcohol consumption. Let me know down below if you think any of these will change the way you go about your daily life!
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  • "If you smoke you go to hell before you die"

    OOM-182 Unit-89275OOM-182 Unit-8927519 tuntia sitten
  • doctor mike, can shadow boxing replace daily walking. its covid time and my parents never let me outside so i cant be active, but in my room i love doing shadow boxing and little bit of push up, can it replace my daily walk ?

    058_Mahesha Abdullah Hidayat058_Mahesha Abdullah Hidayat21 tunti sitten
  • Dr. Mike: If you have had more than 5 sunburns in your life, you may have a higher risk of skin cancer. Me, who lives in Georgia where it is always hot: *trying to figure out how many sunburns I’ve had in my life*

    CPandABfangirlCPandABfangirlPäivä sitten
  • Hey dr Mike I got a birth defect in both my knees my back knee bone went in the front of my knee as grow older it hurts more my knees move sideways I got a knee brace on my left knee and might need a brace for my right knee with that my leg get numb for no reason and my doctors don't know why but they say if they don't figure out what going with my knees I will have be in wheel chair for life that confused me and worry me about the wheel chair I'm so confused about all of this

    natalie Obandonatalie ObandoPäivä sitten
  • After 20 min studying I try to do a few minutes on my rebounder. Not sure that healthy now. 😉

    Isobella BrettIsobella BrettPäivä sitten
  • when sunburn was mentioned, does it means the reddish, hurts a lot sunburn? or dies it includes your skin getting darker with no irritation or pain whatsoever? i am often confused with this, since people often said they are sunburnt, but having only their skin get darker and their face doesnt hurt....but then there are ppl who counter-attacked them and said "thats not a sunburn" so i would really like if anyone care to explain what is the real sunburnt condition that may lead to a high probability of skin cancer....sorry it sounds stupid.

    Izza NisrinaIzza NisrinaPäivä sitten
  • Whai is this?....this guy almost talk like he is SCREAMING it the whatever microphone!!!!Get one man have money............

    Pine WindPine Wind2 päivää sitten
  • What is bears breed?

  • Man I really tried to think back at how many sunburns I've had. Definitely more than two but hopefully less than five.

    PondTurtlePondTurtle4 päivää sitten
  • bro i have had like 20 sunburns

    damien kingdamien king4 päivää sitten
  • On the subject of Dr's level of experience with my illness is so dang hard when you have a less common disease like Behcets Disease. I have even had a nurse try and say that it didn't exist *till she looked it up and the Dr corrected her, I gave her the benefit of doubt since she was new* or argue with me on the pronunciation of that disease *like what?*. Most Dr's when they read Behcets they look at me and say something along the lines of "I haven't seen this since med school" or "I've only seen this once my entire career" or "I have only had one other patient with this condition". Its a constant learning experience for both myself and the Doctor. Its also an ever changing disease and incredibly hard to treat since as he has put it this disease can be different in each geographic region, or whether your male or female can change how it affects you, enviromental factors. Alot can be a factor in how it acts. Then there is the fact they still dont understand what triggers it, where it came from entirely or all of its symptoms. They know a lot, but there is an equal amount of what they dont know that is the scary part. I have a deadly form of this disease and its incredibly painful. We are just managing it right now the best we can since there is no cure. I trust in my Doctor because he has been honest with me right upfront. He was also the only one I could find that wasn't either across the state or that would take my insurance that even knew what the disease is and bonus he specializes in it *granted it was at the bottom of the list of things he specialized in*. Its been nice to have a doctor that can talk to me. After not being diagnosed for the first 19 yrs of my life and suffering then after being diagnosed and not being able to find a doctor who could help me or even wanted to try because its not an easy disease to treat or they just didnt know what to do, it was beginning to get frustrating. on top of all that I was recently diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis. I'm sure there are alot of people in these comments section in the same boat as me. It sucks and it is even more sh*tty to have it on top of behcets. I honestly hate living like this somedays and there for awhile I really was close to giving up because the pain is just so intense somedays. However I'm finding light in my life again and doing my best to fight through the rough days. I hope everyone else out there who is suffering can start to feel or find some sort of light in there lives. Find something that makes you want to keep going.

    Ana MAna M4 päivää sitten
  • The intention thing with the substances I agree with. Especially with psychedelic drugs. You should think about whether you’re smoking weed, taking mushrooms or even drinking to solve a problem, or to have a good time, relax, learn something etc

    AlexAlex5 päivää sitten
  • uhhhhh. i mean what human hasn't had 5 sunburns...i'd be concerned if they haven't had at least 25....this would be like someone saying i've only had 5 hamburgers. well, that'd be sus

    Jacob AlleyJacob Alley5 päivää sitten
  • BE-WOO!!

    Rachel ChouRachel Chou6 päivää sitten
  • Imma go count my moles now...

    Ewa DabrowskaEwa Dabrowska6 päivää sitten
  • Doctor Mike: "Never become sedentary" Also Doctor Mike: "Make sure to get between *7-9* hours of SLEEP every night Me: That requires lying down and being sedentary for 7-9 hours every night Also me: Good thing I move in my sleep!

    Erica CoopersmithErica Coopersmith6 päivää sitten
  • “Have you had over five sunburns during the course of your life? The more sunburns, the higher the risk.” My entire childhood was me being predisposed to skin cancer. Outside public swimming pool + summer heat in Utah + very fair skin = me getting a full body sunburn.

    Crazy TawnyCatCrazy TawnyCat6 päivää sitten
  • I keep waiting for a punch line after he reads a statement. Been watching too many meme reviews...

    nhhshusky21nhhshusky216 päivää sitten
  • i dont like humans. yes not even myself

    aman_01 ahmadaman_01 ahmad7 päivää sitten
  • Even if I were a smoker I'd have quit it the way he said to quit smoking.😜😜😜so adorable

    Debjani BhattacharyaDebjani Bhattacharya7 päivää sitten
  • I think you may have misinterpreted the "only use mind altering substances with a purpose" one. I'm pretty sure what they mean is something like, I'm goin to have wine with my dinner, to help relax or unwind or as a reward for having a good day, it can be very simple purposes, just avoiding it becoming an unconscious habit, which can then grow unnoticed.

    Erin TuncanErin Tuncan7 päivää sitten
  • The doctors obsessively trying to protect their kids sound like they should be in therapy to deal with the things they've seen.

    BetterLifeAheadBetterLifeAhead7 päivää sitten
  • I have 42 moles just on my arms. I don't tan or stay in the sun much. Is it really that significant or worth checking on?

    BetterLifeAheadBetterLifeAhead7 päivää sitten
  • Dr mike: “don’t have 5 or more sunburns” Me: cries in red hair and a dad who forgot sunscreen

    Teddy McFaddenTeddy McFadden8 päivää sitten
  • You say wash with any soap before going in for surgery, but I've always been given Hibiclens by the dr. So is that not necessary? Also, my son was jumping on a trampoline and fell, and pinched his balls between the springs.

    Alucard PeachAlucard Peach8 päivää sitten
  • I grew up in a Latino family and there's one golden rule for going out, pee before you leave cuz we not stopping nowhere to pee. 🤣🤣

    Ari GAri G8 päivää sitten
  • My mom never let me on trampolines growing up because I'm hypermobile and especially when i was little i was at severe risk for dislocation. Well, i could go on them, but only by myself, only on the ones without nets (if you look into it the nets actually really increase the injury risk) and i couldn't do any tricks or anything

    thriftedjumperthriftedjumper10 päivää sitten
  • Okay what about the opposite 🤔 Standing in place for many hours at a time ..? That can't be the best either right? Gotta move , be active 💪🏼

    Angelica EchevarriaAngelica Echevarria11 päivää sitten
  • @doctormike does thrive include diets for people with ibs

    Beautiful ScarsBeautiful Scars11 päivää sitten
  • Am I the only one who's bellybutton gets sweaty? May just be me having lots of fat.

    Cheri BerryCheri Berry11 päivää sitten
  • Literally got Thrive Market and Noom Bc Dr Mike said so

    Carolyn LawsCarolyn Laws11 päivää sitten
  • @DoctorMike can you do a video on how to break out of a sedentary lifestyle - example setting up plans and goals, etc?

    CazamolineCazamoline11 päivää sitten
  • My comedic theory: Gweneth Paltrow is scamming rich people to be a troll. Actual reality: Materialism and ignorance don't mix well. Thus creating monster narcissists that end up being 'role models'🤦🏼‍♀️. Also, I am using 'goop is poop' in the future. Thanks Dr. Mike for that one!😆

    C 546799C 54679911 päivää sitten
  • I started smoking when I was 12 and made the switch to vaping when I was 17 (and I’ve splurged with cigarettes every once in a while). I’ve been vaping for over 3 years now, and when I tried to use the patch I was also vaping. It’s hard to stop, I keep making the excuse that I’ll stop vaping when I want a baby, hopefully I follow through. If you have started smoking it’s a friggin struggle. If you haven’t smoked plz don’t do it cause it’s a b!*ch and a half to stop.

    Emma NemzEmma Nemz11 päivää sitten
  • Have you had over 5 sunburns? Wait wait wait..... you are telling me that there are people who /have/ had a sunburn... but less than 5? Like I get that some people don't burn easily but if you can burn.... how do you not burn all the time? I've been sunburnt on overcast days O__O (Yes now I am very careful. 4 skin cancers in my family... I'm not longer playing with that).

    SpifflehSpiffleh11 päivää sitten
  • 🧡💛💚

    Don't Worry be HappyDon't Worry be Happy12 päivää sitten
  • What kinda nuts is he eating?

    Ananthalakshmi RagiAnanthalakshmi Ragi12 päivää sitten
  • If you’re going through something or anything everything will be okay go watch doctor Mike to make you laugh and be yourself again I appreciate support and love him so much and no matter what and everyone in this world ignore haters be positive have hope!😇😇😇😘😘😘

    Preslee CarsonPreslee Carson12 päivää sitten
  • “Stop smoking to get all of these benifits” Me a teen: ok I’m going to start smoking and get addicted so I can stop

    Janelle MackmerJanelle Mackmer12 päivää sitten
  • i dont even smoke but the "stop for dan" sold me

    vicky wenvicky wen12 päivää sitten
  • "I dont even know what I'm doing right now." I'm assuming you meant clear cut

    RaindropRaindrop12 päivää sitten
  • 5:02 JonTron has 2 exellent videos on this very topic for you to react to.

    Renko KnookRenko Knook13 päivää sitten
  • Dr Mike: Have you had more than 5 sunburns in your life Me: worries in Caribeann that get sunburned once a month

    El_fantasma_ locoEl_fantasma_ loco13 päivää sitten
  • Hello doctor mike, I am from India and here people are not much aware about the protection(mask) they are using where they are using fake masks with one layer of cotton and respirator mask. Could you please provide some clearity on which type of mask can be used as here in India not every one can afford buying N95 every month.

    Farhan SipahiFarhan Sipahi13 päivää sitten
  • How much coffee is too much?

    J PJ P13 päivää sitten
  • I have scoliosis is there a way to correct it?

    J PJ P13 päivää sitten
  • *cronch*

    Qtaro KujoQtaro Kujo13 päivää sitten
  • My brothers need to stop for dan!

    Qtaro KujoQtaro Kujo13 päivää sitten
  • *"DO IT"*

    Qtaro KujoQtaro Kujo13 päivää sitten
  • "NEVER SMOKE A CIGARETTE" as I was smoking a cigarette. I've just been told off by Dr Mike.

    Oakley JaeOakley Jae13 päivää sitten
  • For someone with a pretty common diagnosis (Tourette's specifically but tics in general) a surprising amount of doctors Iv'e been to have either never heard of it, seen it, or treated someone with it. It's really surprising.

    Coco WakeCoco Wake13 päivää sitten
  • My friends dad who worked on an ambulance occasionally wouldn’t allow her to have a trampoline either. He got soooo many calls for trampoline injuries.

    Cinnamon stripsCinnamon strips14 päivää sitten
  • Who even counts all their moles!?

    BouitazBouitaz14 päivää sitten
  • Me who just got a sunburn yesterday because of my face mask: 👁👄👁

    Shelby GatesShelby Gates14 päivää sitten
  • Hello! Super random question. What snacks are good options for someone with breast cancer? I am trying to make a gift basket for a dear friend but I have no idea what a cancer diet consists of Please please and thank you!

    lily Fuenteslily Fuentes14 päivää sitten
  • Bladder rupture. I never thought about it before, but now that you told me not to think about it, I probably will. Thank you very little... just kidding.

    Sheryl ChristensenSheryl Christensen14 päivää sitten
  • Dr. Mike: lists factors for skin cancer Me: Heyyyyyy, 2 out of 3 ain't bad, amirite!? Dr. Mike: ........

    Michelle RiggsMichelle Riggs15 päivää sitten
  • My two-year-old son was bitten in the face by my grandmother's dog(a Welsh Corgi) I was sitting right next to them and hate to think what would have happened if I didn't grab him immediately. Thankfully he did not need stitches and he only has a tiny scar in the outside corner of his nostril. He had been playing with the dog all day long and the dog had never shown any aggression towards him whatsoever. It literally came out of nowhere. So, I can definitely attest to keeping littles away from dogs, or at the very least being extremely cautious.

    Zivarra SkyZivarra Sky15 päivää sitten
  • 6:20 Trampolines are simply designed badly. There is absolutely no reason why a kids trampoline should have exposed steel tubing.

    Phi TsfPhi Tsf15 päivää sitten
  • What if I start smoking, get really bad, then stop and feel emmediately better

    ArtsySmartsyArtsySmartsy15 päivää sitten
  • Doctor mike. What i am forced to be sedendary due to my disability . Am i just fucked forever... Well at least i never had problems with weight.

    ssuo benssuo ben15 päivää sitten
  • 5:02 - "Goop is poop" SMASHED the like button so hard, Gwyneth could feel it. (At least I hope she did - SMASHED the like button again, just to be sure).

    cdrice999cdrice99915 päivää sitten
  • Ayo doc, is pee stored in the balls?

    Phat YoshiPhat Yoshi15 päivää sitten
  • As a very white person, I burn once every year, minimum. It’s usually not as bad the rest of the year, but even with sunscreen(sunscreen religiously!), high spf, I still burn. It just has to happen, no matter what I do

    Fragile Like a BombFragile Like a Bomb15 päivää sitten
  • this guy is a doctor=$$$$$$$ and now youtube sponsors = $$$$$$$$. chill bro but good job

    liam thorkelianliam thorkelian16 päivää sitten
  • “Bear in their sleep” Bear: 👀🗡

    amy graceamy grace16 päivää sitten
  • parents can be very irresponsible around pets. an adult wouldn't yank on a dogs ears or tales . when a child does, why are they surprised the child gets bitten. unfortunately, the dog ends up being given away. not the dogs fault, parents fault. rugby players don't wear helmets and don't have concussions on the level of football. They are not allowed to hit that high up in the body, I think the rules of tackling should be changed

    Tammy CatTammy Cat16 päivää sitten
  • I've had at least 30 sunburns and I'm not even 20 yet...

    FamviriousFamvirious16 päivää sitten
  • My uni offers an online sports break. 3 times a week an instructor shows some easy exercises for 20 minutes... I haven't attended for a few weeks now but you convinced me to start again - and luckily the next one starts in 5 minutes 💪

    MsBluluckyMsBlulucky16 päivää sitten
  • Dr Mike: don’t sit down for long Me: working in an ad agency, sitting 9 hours a day. “okay”

    birdgveebirdgvee16 päivää sitten
  • The dog part. So important. In japan dogs owners seem to be annoyed that I’m staying careful when my daughter interact with their dogs... “don’t worry, he/she is he sweetest”

    Anouk SurmenianAnouk Surmenian16 päivää sitten
  • Dr Mike: more than 5 sunburns in your life put you in risk of skin cancer Me a blonde vampire aka walking tomato in summer: am I gonna die?

    Chris LauteChris Laute16 päivää sitten
  • Dr. Mike, can you respond to anti-vaccine videos by FIstreamr Paul Thomas MD. He’s a pediatrician who I tuned into to learn more about common childhood ailments and was greatly disappointed by his approach to vaccines. He’s “vaccine friendly” meaning friendly to delaying or skipping, and has written a book about his vaccine views. You’ve made some amazing vaccine videos and everyone should be primed to receive the COVID-19 vaccine next year. He’s said kids in schools shouldn’t have to wear masks and that masks don’t do much anyway. It’s doctors like him who worry me.

    Victoria JenkinsVictoria Jenkins16 päivää sitten
  • #stopfordan #goopispoop

    Nathan DerbyshireNathan Derbyshire16 päivää sitten
  • Over five sunburns in a year? Or? :-/

    Jewel ChenowethJewel Chenoweth16 päivää sitten
  • Dr mike - “when you’re constantly seated” Me in my wheelchair - *sweats profusely*

    EntirelyBonkersEntirelyBonkers16 päivää sitten
    • @Aura Guard wait if you workout your arms the blood circulates in your leg it’s an genuine question

      Aesthetic meaniAesthetic meani3 päivää sitten
    • If you're wheelchair-bound, you could do things like lift weights to get your blood moving. There are workable alternatives for folks whose legs either don't work or just don't work well enough.

      Aura GuardAura Guard15 päivää sitten
  • How does one try to avoid moles 😭🤣🤣🤣

    EliteraeEliterae16 päivää sitten
  • I know that laying in bed all the time is bad for you but I have to lay down to help with headaches

    Jorja PandaJorja Panda16 päivää sitten
  • This is a bit concerning. I have probably on the order of hundreds of moles on my body. Some are quite new... i have had numerous sun burns in my life. No indoor tanning though. Still, i am very much concerned i might skin cancer right now. New moles are popping up almost every few weeks.

    RoScFanRoScFan17 päivää sitten
  • I have so much moles

    ju4n_89ju4n_8917 päivää sitten
  • Ooo I have a question! Are all brown spots on your skin considered moles?? Or are the flatter ones more like freckles??

    Lizz DoeLizz Doe17 päivää sitten
  • 8:28 *sitting in bed for the 3rd day in a row because I have nothing to do with my life* uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    Will JayWill Jay17 päivää sitten
  • *packs bong as he tells us to stop smoking*

    Sarah ViolaSarah Viola17 päivää sitten
  • I asked my doctor about fibromyalgia. They don't take it seriously. I don't know if I'm having fibromyalgia pain or organ pain.

    Sherrie MylesSherrie Myles17 päivää sitten
  • over 5 sunburns??? i had that many when i was 8 what the heck. but its okay because i dont go outside anymore 😎 jkjk lmaooo

    Ally ForbesAlly Forbes17 päivää sitten
  • Agreed with never leave an infant with dog unattended, there is an accident happened in Malaysia, few days old baby's arm was bitten off by dog when the mother leave to take something for few seconds inside the house when sunbathing the baby. What a heart breaking accident.

    Varideas Fit IdeaVarideas Fit Idea17 päivää sitten
  • My dad died when I was 4, me and my mum have always talked very openly what we would want in various situations and usually without becoming emotional, but at the start of the pandemic we decided to have a more serious one discussing some of the things specific to covid like if we would want trial medications used etc, that was harder and we both cried. It felt far more imminent than it ever had before and that was a tough one, but we already knew the normal stuff like organ donation, life support, funeral types, it was the specific things covid related we hadn't considered

    samantha lomassamantha lomas18 päivää sitten
  • I completely understand the good posture thing coming from neurosurgeons. Wish I knew how important that was earlier!!!! Sit up straight at your desk jobs, or you may pay later.

    K. R.K. R.18 päivää sitten
  • NEVER say "squeeze as hard as you can." In a neuro exam, I squeezed my physician's wrists. I held back, until she gave that command. I hesitated, staring in disbelief. My dominant hand was my right, but my left finger tips were heavily callused from slamming bronze strings into a rosewood fingerboard for a couple of hours a day. Sorry, Dr. D.

    Michael CMichael C18 päivää sitten
  • People keep telling me I ought to pick up smoking (cigs, weed, vapes, ANYTHING) to help me cope with my anxiety. I even had a therapist say I should try the sticky icky. I remain skeptical. But I am running out of other ideas.

    Ellie HarperEllie Harper18 päivää sitten
  • I try my best to limit the size of bottle I use when I'm binge watching yt videos reason being I will get up more often to refill it and if I need the toilet I will force my self to pause and get up both of which making me balance out th e laziness with the exercise

    mango avacadomango avacado19 päivää sitten
  • Dr. Mike has the most adorable personality ever! Half of the time I'm not even listening to what he's saying, i just like his energy ♥️

    Lebogang BarrelLebogang Barrel19 päivää sitten
  • Is it weird to be able crack your knuckles on repeat by just closing your fist?

    Skye ChanSkye Chan19 päivää sitten
  • "Goop is poop" 😂😂😂 Dr Mike, you the best!!!

    dr amandadr amanda19 päivää sitten
  • At 3:24: funny that this is in here. I have a HUGE fear that at any point I could drop dead before I go to the bathroom. Idk WHERE this fear came from, or WHY I even have it, but I thought it was kinda funny {the doctor comment, not my fear}

    Jordan RoseJordan Rose19 päivää sitten
  • The one time I have had to complain about was the one who told me, due to endo level 4, that I was barren and walked out of my cubicle. The nurse dealt with her.

    Debb CurryDebb Curry20 päivää sitten
  • Dr. Mike : “ NEVER have a sedentary lifestyle . “ Students going to Online Classes : ಠ_ಠ

    CookieCookie20 päivää sitten
  • why did he sound like trump when he was yelling about pee

    Patricia YeahnoPatricia Yeahno20 päivää sitten
  • I stopped tobacco products 8 years ago best decision ever.

    Lewis MinnieLewis Minnie20 päivää sitten
  • I hear my family say that I'm not social enough and that I'm not active enough Even though I am competitive swimmer and get medals on provincials and if I start gaming I do it with my cousin and friends online I also have theater after school Note: the epidemic didn't really hit that hard in my country so schools and sport clubs are open

    uwskie A-40uwskie A-4020 päivää sitten