Whooping cough on the rise in US
Should you get vaccinated?
- Duration 4:10
- Date Jul 22, 2012
Should you get vaccinated?
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Welcome back everybody to Sunday house call I just heard a really bad -- from one of our -- studio folks working here.
Question is if you are coughing is it working -- it's spreading actually in the US in several states -- urging folks to get vaccinated against it.
It's a potentially fatal illness doctors money you heard that -- that was Mark Siegel.
If that's what what being -- sounds like I actually asked you if you would tell people so they know the difference -- money -- this coming back.
Multiple reasons million -- number one as you said some of the families are against vaccination.
Some of it is also -- -- call nature of this disease every five years you're gonna see that coming off.
And you know the other thing that they're really learn what I was saying this -- again I don't do -- -- golf every day.
But if this vaccination actually wears off you tell me if that's correct and on every ten years you have to get a boost there minority -- I.
I don't think I got one but -- you know the diagnosis of this is actually very critical because it starts.
We've tested playing runny nose it's almost a typical flu and then it's -- -- cough that can go on for days.
Or weeks and then you would start sounding like -- to seek but again which is a real art.
I remember a couple years ago this started -- in California.
Practicing and I remember in California actually it was on the rise is it season -- is -- certain places around the nation right now.
It tends to be all year round but especially like all respiratory viruses in the winter and I have to tell you -- this is a worse problem than anyone realizes.
The Center for Disease Control says about 151000 cases reported a year and it's on the rise but many experts think it's closer to a million and I'll tell you why.
It's because people don't know they have it.
When you get to be a grown up.
You're not -- that won't you have a little you -- rundown you have a runny nose you get a little bit of a coffee thing it's a virus it turns out.
Since we were over treating those things with -- just from acts that just -- for a license and you know what.
It turns -- we're probably getting rid of it without even knowing -- now that we're going around saying we're over diagnosing things because this is a bacteria.
Because it's -- bacteria.
Early diagnosis and early treatment is -- But there's so many infections out there that we're missing.
That are adults and our people in college and our teens are busy spreading this like wildfire the people we really don't wanna get this.
Which are infants because I guess that's because of the respiratory droplets at a time exactly and exactly and the infants don't have a Reppas respiratory tree that's developed yet so when they're there in the middle getting the original immunization series.
They -- -- big risk for this disease so I want I want everyone adults to get that booster to get them back.
Wash wash your hands and give vaccination -- -- and had an -- doctor.
Losses have been -- to doctor about ADHD there's some growing signs of this in adults don't know they have it doctor Siegel what should people come for.
Nine million adults have this attention deficit hyperactivity the sort of the first thing you do is ask yourself does my kid have it.
Because about 10% of kids have -- -- you know what Derek it runs in families and adults may not quality BHD but they may be.
Not focusing -- not have a great relationship at home where they may have trouble.
On the job or their sex life may be in trouble they may get fatigued David there may have problems -- motivation their -- mood swings all those things can be due to ADHD.
And you may be -- it something else.
But you need to get treatment if you have it and then maybe -- -- will work maybe medications stimulants will work but the key here is to get it diagnosed.
Those doctors -- what these are very very subtle and you know you see so these shooting crisis and a lot of adults may have this kind of symptoms and nobody can know there's.
And I found that also that the ADHD comes in different shape performs.
Some of them are in intensive types some of them -- impulsive types so there -- different.
And that's for the psychologists who really decide who has anger management so these people can hold onto their jobs they don't pay their credit cards are financially trouble.
-- some of them.
Are just the types and really get bored they start within their war.
He needed halfway and then go to the next -- Sedaris cognitive and behavioral therapies as mark mentioned.
We can just remind yourself with the daily calendars -- -- organizing your life talk to the psychologist I'm finally medication to really help you -- -- to dark and how about.