Paula Abdul Tells Dr. Oz About Her Secret Battle With Disease 5/22/2012

Dr. Oz has Paula Abdul on the show today and the teasers show she will be revealing a shocking health problem she has been battling for years. Oz gets up close and personal as he asks her if she is on drugs and how she can explain some of her past erratic behavior. Rumors have it that Paula has been in pain for many years with a disease called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome or RSDS. She will also be giving out her secrets for looking so great and staying fit. Is she taking a natural approach to beauty like Oz always promotes? Find out all the answers today. Oz will also be talking about “at home” solutions to keep the plastic surgeon away and you looking good.

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So what is RSDS? RSDS is also called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and it is neurological disorder where victims experience tissue swelling, severe burning pain, heavy sweating, extreme touch sensitivity, and pathological changes to your bones and skin. RSDS/CRPS is when nerve damage occurs and doesn’t heal like it should. Can you imagine the pain you feel when you have a pinched nerve in your neck? Now imagine that this pain stays for years and nver seems to heal and you can get a general idea of what people with this disease suffer through daily.

Diagnosis to this disease is hard to make because there is no test that can be done specifically to check for it. It requires the doctor and patient continually evaluate symptoms and document the progression over time. If you don’t have a regular doctor who has treated you for a long time, you could go undiagnosed for years before finding out you have RSDS.

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Other guests on the show today include: Dr. Anthony Youn, Jeffrey Saad, Barry Michels, and Phil Stutz. Make sure to look in your local TV Guide for the time on your area. If you miss the show, check back here on CMR for our complete recap of all the latest Dr. Oz news at 5pm.
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