Dr Oz: Medical Myths Debunked
There are a lot of interesting rumors out there about your health. From your breasts to your toe nails, Dr Oz is debunking medical myths that have been fooling you.
Does Wearing a Bra Prevent Sagging Breasts?
Myth. Dr Oz always thought that women could just wear bras to prevent sagging breasts. A new study suggests that wearing a bra could cause more sagging. He said that the ligaments in breasts need to move to stay that perky way you want them. When you’re strapping them in all the time, they can move and maintain their properties.
Dr Oz showed on a model what this looks like. As ladies, we like to be secure and have control over that area, but he said that letting them run free at night could be a really good thing. He recommended this especially for women under 35.
Toenail Infections Should Be Treated?
Myth. The common reaction for a toenail infection would be to see a doctor and treat it, but Dr Oz has learned that this is a myth.
If your toenail is yellow and there is no pus, flaking or redness around the nail, you probably have a fungus infection. These are nothing to worry about and are simply cosmetic. There are laser treatments, if it bothers you, but it’s completely fine.
Now, if you do notice pus and redness, then you should see a doctor. He will be able to release the pus and pressure and prescribe antibiotics.
Myth or Fact: Beans Cause the Smelliest Gas
Myth. It’s true that beans cause gas, but what food causes the smelliest gas? It’s actually dairy. For those that don’t have a lot of lactase in their body it’s harder to break down dairy. When that doesn’t break down, the bacteria in the stomach eat the dairy, excrete gas, and cause you to bloat.
Those with plenty of lactase enzymes or who are younger will be able to break down dairy better. The dairy that will cause the worst gas? Milk and pudding.