Dr. Oz The 4 Vaccines Every Woman Must Know About




WEDNESDAY – OCTOBER 28, 2009 
Essential Vaccines; Dr. Oz reveals the 4 vaccines every woman must know about.
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Dr. Oz teaches us everything we need to know about the four vaccines that he cares about for adult women. He says the diseases we thought were under control are back. Chicken pox, Shingles, Measles, Mumps, Rhuebela, and whopping cough, all are on the rise. A danger not to just adults, but the children too. There are also newer threats, Hepatitis B, and H1N1, as we all know as the Swine Flu. There are vaccines that can protect you and your loved ones against all of these diseases. But many Americans are suspicious of these shots. Some don’t trust the Government to deliver the essential health care, and more don’t know basic vaccines every adult needs.

If you think you had your last vaccine when you graduated grade school, you could be putting yourself in grave danger. There are at least 4 essential vaccines every women needs to know about.

1. Tdap — Dr. Oz is joined by Dr. OB/GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton who is also the medical correspondent for CBS news. First they talked about Tdap — Tdap is a vaccine that protects us against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis(whopping cough). Most of us are vaccinated against these 3 illnesses as infants, but as we grow up our immune levels start to wane and fall off a little bit. Dr. Ashton cares about that because Pertussis(whopping cough) can be devastatingly dangerous to newborns, and what she has learned is adults are the vectors of spread and the ones that pass it on to newborns.

Dr. Oz also spoke with Dr. Michelle Barron about why we are seeing whopping cough in adults. Dr. Barron stated we are seeing more whopping cough because as we age our immune system changes, and if we are not initially exposed to it again, then we will lose our immunity to it. So, Tetanus which is a combination of all 3 every 10 years.

2. Hepatitis B — Hepatitis B is spread through contact with blood, and through sex. In other parts of the world Hepatitis B is a big, big deal says Dr. Oz because it can affect the liver, and it’s not reversible sometimes. The symptoms of this is — fatigued, it’s chronic fatigued, loss of appetite, joint and muscle pain, and jaundice.

Dr. oz says that a lot of people don’t get vaccinated because of their concerns about the risks of vaccinations. The Hep B vaccine consists of 3 shots, after the first one you get, the next one is a month later, then 6 months later you get the last one.

3. Varicella — Varicella is a vaccine that a lot of people haven’t heard about, Varicella is chickenpox. He wasn’t talking about the chickenpox we had as a kid, he’s talking about chickenpox that causes Shingles. There’s a Vericilla vaccine for Shingles. Shingles is an ailment that looks like little blisters on your skin, that can be quite discomforting. Shingles (varicella-zoster) is a manifestation chickenpox, so if you’ve never had chickenpox your not going actually manifest varicella-zoster shingles. But if you had chickenpox as a kid is at risk for developing later in their adult life says Dr. Barron.

Dr. Oz ‘s stated another valid point that a lot of Americans are not getting vaccinated. Their not getting vaccinated because their not sure if their necessary, their not sure their effective. So, Dr. Oz introduced us to Dr. Sherri Tenpenny. Dr Oz threw the question at her that many people have asked over time, are we better off getting the actual illness than the vaccination. Dr. Tenpenny says there is a lot to be said for that, and that just because you are exposed doesn’t mean your going to get sick. There are a lot of reasons why people need to look at the potential side effects, and the risks of the vaccine first, and know what the long term complications of contracting one of these illnesses.

4. H1N1 Flu Vaccine — Dr. Oz says there is a lot of antagonism on getting vaccinated, especially to H1N1, because they feel the Government is pushing them. Dr. Oz says he thinks the Government is just trying to warn us the same as if a category 5 storm was coming, letting us know it’s coming — it may not hit, but it is a warning of it’s coming. Oz says we need to make an adult decision based on the pros and cons, risks and benefits.

More than half the population is not planning on taking the vaccine for the H1N1 Virus. Dr. Ashton stated that about 35% of the U.S. population receives a seasonal flu vaccine, that fact now is that poll is now in the 50% range that is considerably higher than seen in a typical flu season. 36,000 Americans die each year from seasonal flu, that’s about 300 people a day over a typical 6 month flu season. Since swine flu has started we are losing 4 people a day, that perspective and that context is important.

Dr. Oz & Dr. Ashton – The 3 major categories — Pregnant women and kids under the age of 18 who have chronic health issues. Dr. ashton says it comes down to risk versus benefit, risk of the vaccine, which the NIH officials have told them you can never say is 0, but it so low it is unmeasurable, versus the risk of influenza and pregnancy which is very high. When you talk about children, they are bearing the brunt of this H1N1 flu and they have seen a lot of children get critically ill and to this date, 81deaths so far in the pediatric age group.

Dr. Barron tackled the issue of the average healthy person by saying a lot of people are taking more responsibility for their health, and looking at other ways to stay healthy, and they really don’t feel that the vaccine is going to be necessary.

Dr. Oz Get His Second H1N1Swine Flu Shot

Dr. Oz says “As a physician-a health care professional in new York State, I am encouraged, in fact I have to, to practice in my hospital to get the H1N1 vaccine which I’m ok with that because I take care of a lot of people who have some of the high risk criteria were talking about, so I am going to get it today with you on stage”.

Monica from the Walgreens Pharmacy gave him his first shot and said he survived, Today was Dr. Oz’s second shot.

How To Tell If It’s Heartburn Or Heart Attack

Dr. Oz asks would you know the difference between the symptoms of heartburn, and the symptoms of a heart attack. Because knowing the symptoms could mean the difference between life and death.

Here are symptoms of a heart attack that women should never ignore
Pressure, tightness and squeezing pain across the chest
Pain radiating down the arm, shoulders, jaw, neck, and back, particularly on the left side
Shortness of breath
Dizziness, sweating, weakness, overwhelming fatigue
Feeling of impending doom
Headache, blurry vision, lightheadedness, feeling faint
Gastrointestinal symptoms such as indigestion, nausea and vomiting
Coughing and palpitations

He had Lori from the audience do a little quiz to match up the symptoms of heartburn and heart attack, and you guessed it, they are the same. So don’t fall prey to having a Heart Attack.

Organic Must Haves
Milk, yogurt, and cheese
All lettuces and greens such as kale, collards, mustard, swiss chard, and spinach
Apples, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, grapes, pears, nectarines, peppers, celery, potatoes, and carrots

Get regular foods such as;
Avocados, eggplants, pineapples, bananas, corn, kiwi, mangoes, papaya, sweet peas, oranges, grapefruit.
Squash, broccoli, cabbage, asparagus, cauliflower, eggplant, melons, and sweet potatoes.
Fish and other seafood.

Dr. Oz’s Orders of the Day!
1. Learn about vaccinations because they can save your life
2. Go organic, at least make sure organic dairy is on your list
3. Know the symptoms of a heart attack and heartburn

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