April 2023 Ask Mark Anything

Hey everyone! The April Ask Mark Anything is here and available exclusively to the Dr. Hyman+ Community. Over the past month, our team collected questions from the community and found the most popular topics to ask Dr. Hyman. Check out the video below!


 Topics Discussed:

  • Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) have a place in Functional Medicine, and if so, would it have positive effects on autoimmune disorders affecting the skin? (00:31) 
  • What is Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and how can you treat it? (4:56) 
  • Is there a connection between high BPH and estrogen? (7:48) 
  • What is the supplement Berberine used for, and who can it benefit? Are there any pros or cons to using it? Does it have a beneficial role in Gut Health? (8:53) 
  • What could be the possible causes of having a urine test that came back positive for having red blood cells in it? (10:31) 
  • What is the best way to support kidney health? (11:56) 
  • What are the reasons that skin seems to get thinner as individuals age, and why does bruising seem to occur more quickly? Is there anything a person can do to prevent this? (14:38) 
  • Would you recommend intermittent fasting for someone with IBS and constipation? Who would not be a good candidate for intermittent fasting? (17:18) 
  • Is there a type of exercise that can help improve heart rate variability? (21:07) 
  • What are the potential causes of having very high blood sugar levels before you even wake up or eat? (24:49) 
  • When taking a supplement for mitochondria support, can you take it periodically, or does it only work if taken every day? (27:50)
  • What is the best way to help the body cope with the effects of estrogen blockers being taken after being diagnosed with breast cancer? (29:43) 
  • Can Dr. Hyman share how he recovered from your root canal infection? (31:47)
  • What are the benefits of infrared therapy? What is the best way to get infrared therapy? (35:47) 
  • What do you think it would take to have Functional Medicine visits or treatment covered by insurance, and what challenges prevent this from happening right now? (39:09) 

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Thanks for tuning in, until next time. 

-Dr. Hyman & Team Dr. Hyman+

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