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.
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.
Could this be the most important topic that the doctors discuss on this podcast? High cholesterol increases the risk of heart attack and stroke for millions of Americans. In this episode, the doctors explain how often to get tested, what numbers to look for, and how to know when your cholesterol needs treatment.
When is fatigue appropriate and normal? And, when is it a sign of a real problem? The doctors discuss this extremely common symptom and many of its causes. Then, we find out why Marc was voted "most likely to induce fatigue" at his high school.
Do you ever wonder if you could be allergic to pizza? Or if your hair grows in thicker after you shave? And why do pretzels make you thirsty? These listener questions and a few others are covered by the doctors and the answers may not be what you expect. Finally Marc asks the ultimate question about nails and death. You really want to listen to the end of the episode.
Are you looking forward to getting a COVID-19 vaccines or are you on the fence? In this episode, the doctors strongly recommend getting the vaccine when its available to you and explode some of the myths regarding vaccines in general and COVI-19 vaccines in particular. Also, Marc contemplates running for Governor of New York.
Have you ever wanted to hear a doctor make another doctor comically uncomfortable? Well, you've come to the right place. On this episode Chris runs through a list of symptoms related to the testicles while Marc squirms in his chair.
This light hearted podcast is filled with many laughs and tons of information. The episodes are filled with information that I never knew. It is a must listen to podcast. I look forward to Thursday’s.
This is a great concept but these guys tell terrible jokes. They try to do this snarky banter, accusing one another of having different medical problems or being on medications. If it was funny I’m sure I’d enjoy it, but it sounds forced and makes me cringe.
Perfect dose of info
Am I Dying is just right for this boomer. I like the rapport, the pacing and, most of all, the information. These are like-able doctors, authoritative but self-deprecating. They're good at tackling just one pressing question at a time. If the listener hasn't had these worries, I'm sure someone they know someone who has. Definitely worth subscribing. Highly recommend.