Dr Oz, How To Overcome Claustrophobia, Gag Reflex Quirks Explained

Dr. Oz Talks About How To Overcome Claustrophobia and Gag Reflex

During the final segment on today’s show Dr. Oz talked about weird health related quirks that many people have and what you can do to overcome these conditions.  To help assist him with this segment Dr. Oz invited psychologist Jennifer Hartstein on to the show to share some tips on how to overcome Claustrophobia and help for people who have Gag Reflex.

Claustrophobia And How You Can Overcome It

According to Dr. Jennifer Hartstein breathing is of utmost importance when it comes to Claustrophobia.  When you first begin to feel anxious and are afraid of a Claustrophobia attack you should concentrate on your breathing.  Dr. Hartstein gave the tip of looking at your keys.  Look at each key individually and think about where each key belongs.  She said that when you distract your mind you will lower your anxiety levels and this simple distraction technique can keep you from hyperventilating and all of the symptoms associated with Claustrophobia.

How To Overcome Your Gag Reflex

Many people have a problem with their gag reflex.  Dr. Oz mentioned that your gag reflex is important for everyone but some people have an hyper sensitive gag reflex.  He invited one particular woman on to the stage who suffers from a hypersensitive gag reflex.  She said that she can’t even brush her teeth or chew gum without triggering her gag reflex.  Dr. Oz gave her the tip of applying pressure to the palm of your hand (that your brushing your teeth with) with your other hand.  This will distract your mind and will lower your gag reflex sensitivity.

A Flexible Body Means Your Arteries Are Flexible As Well

Dr. Oz invited a woman on to the show who was super flexible.  Dr. Oz said that this is a healthy quirk that you can have.  He said that when you have a flexible body it is also a good indicator that your arteries are flexible as well.

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