Dr. Oz is taking your calls! Along with his wife, Lisa, and Dr. Roizen, Dr. Oz is answering questions from callers across the country and addressing several health issues and topics:
"I've always been really hot as far as my body temperature goes—why?"
Caller Angie says she is 5'4" and weighs 150 pounds. While the problem wasn't as severe when she weighed less, Angie says she has always sweated more than average.
There are several areas of her health that Dr. Oz says Angie should look into. "It may be that you have extra energy onboard so you want to burn it off, and increasing your body temperature—in fact, sweating—may be one of the ways of dealing with that metabolic problem," he says.
Other possibilities that Dr. Oz says could be causing Angie to sweat are allergies or toxins in her diet and maybe even thyroid disease. "[Thyroid disease] is the most common endocrine problem, especially in women," Dr. Oz says.
Dr. Oz says people who have extra weight on their bodies tend to have a higher body temperature and sweat more. While he says there may be many contributors to Angie's sweaty problem, losing weight will probably bring her some relief. "The number one thing for you to do is try to lose the weight, and the best way to do that is to build some muscle mass," he says.
"My daughter has had migraines for years…she has tried several medications, but is there anything more natural she can do to help with the migraines?"
Dr. Oz says a migraine headaches occur when the arteries going to the brain dilate too much and you get a surge of blood to the brain. He says the same type of blood surge to the brain happens to some people when they eat a very cold food, like ice cream, and suffer from a "brain freeze." Dr. Oz says you can help relieve a brain freeze by placing your tongue on the roof of your mouth while you eat ice cream. "That will keep the roof of your mouth warmer so the blood vessels just above it—which are in your brain—don't spasm as much and sort of stops that cascade that results in a brain freeze," he says.
Dr. Roizen says sometimes headaches that seem like migraines are actually caused by certain foods. "Eliminate all wheat, barley and rye at one time, [then] eliminate all pepper and all salt at one time," Dr. Roizen says. "It is often, believe it or not, the salt/pepper balance that is associated with getting better with [headaches]."