Dr Oz: Nate Berkus & Appendix Surgery for Appendicitis

Dr Oz was joined by Nate Berkus and one of Dr Oz’s biggest fans, both of whom were Doctor Oz’s Assistant-of-the-Day for the Dr Oz Surprise Party Show.  Dr Oz sent Carolina Bermudez from z100 to one of Dr Oz’s biggest fan’s home to ask her to be the Assistant-Of-The-Day.

Dr Oz: Appendix & Appendicitis

Dr Oz said that everyone is born with an Appendix, but 1 out of 12 of us get infections in them and have them removed as a child.  Dr Oz’s Assistant-Of-The-Day had her Appendix removed Dr Oz & Nate Berkuswhen she was 13 years old, and Nate Berkus said that Dr Oz diagnosed him with Appendicitis when he was in the middle of a trip to Cairo.  Berkus was on the Today Show and was in crippling pain and so he sent an e-mail to Dr Oz who told him to go to the hospital right away to get treated because it sounded like Appendicitis.

Dr Oz: What Does The Appendix Do?

Dr Oz said that where the small bowel meets the large bowel, there is a small thing that comes out the bottom and this is the Appendix.  The Appendix provides your intestines with nutrients and contains back-up bacteria.  Your appendix gives you new bacteria and is a defense mechanism that helped our ancestors to survive things like Cholera and Salmonella.

Dr Oz: Appendicitis Symptoms

Dr Oz said that the following are the main symptoms of Appendicitis:

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