Two top doctors present a comprehensive, light-hearted podcast for the hypochondriac in all of us. Christopher Kelly, MD, and Marc Eisenberg, MD, FACC, are highly accomplished physicians and health experts from UNC Health and Columbia University Medical Center, respectively. This podcast is an adaptation of their book "Am I Dying?!: A Complete Guide to Your Symptoms--and What to Do Next," and aims to walk listeners through common symptoms and medical myths to provide a helpful, conversational guide on what to do when you experience symptoms, offering advice on whether to chill out, make a doctor's appointment, or go to the hospital.
Everyone's afraid of the big one, the widowmaker, the coronary... but what exactly is a heart attack? What happens in the body, and what can we do to prevent or stop it? The doctors cover the ins and outs of your ticker, with tips on how to keep it beating.
Seeing your lunch again sooner than you thought? The doctors discuss when this defensive reflex, which protects the body from poisons, can backfire and make life miserable. Plus, the one drug that leaves its biggest users praying to the porcelain gods.
Loss of Consciousness
Passing out is a scary symptom, but it's not always a sign of a serious problem. In this episode, the doctors talk about what happens in the brain when you pass out, and when to suspect heart troubles. Plus, Chris contemplates the origins of the term "swooning."
Holding in your cough so no one thinks you have COVID? Locking yourself in the bathroom to privately give your lungs some relief? Learn when a cough is likely to be an infection, and when it's more likely allergies or even acid reflux.
Bloating and Gas
Everyone passes gas, but perhaps your tummy is a bit too talkative. The doctors cover the top reasons for excessive bloating and gas, with some tips on how to keep your guts in check. Chris pulls Marc's finger in the soundbooth, and immediately regrets it.
Swollen Feet and Ankles
Embarrassed by the cankles bulging through your sandals? In this episode, the doctors explain the many causes for swollen feet. Should you just put your feet up -- literally -- or get tested for kidney failure?
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A spoonful of humor
Helps the medicine go down. So funny and super helpful advice! Highly recommended from a fellow MD!
We are dying...
...but this podcast helps us understand why heart desease is one of the leading causes of death with smarts and wit!
Easy to understand! Entertaining and informative!
I stumbled across this podcast and binge listened to the episodes already produced! I hope more will come out soon as it is addictive and helpful to listen to! Both doctors are down to earth and explain medical issues in a light heartened and easy to understand way. I’ve already learned that I don’t pee too much and that I need to get my skin checked. It’s a must listen for anyone interested in what happens with their body. Added bonus is the humor in it makes it fun to listen to!! Keep the podcasts coming!!