Dr. Michael Roizen, MD


Michael F. Roizen, MD, a Sharecare Editorial Advisory member, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Williams College, Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, and is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine. In 2007 Dr. Roizen was named the Chief Wellness Officer (the first such position in a major healthcare institution in the United States) for Cleveland Clinic, and Chair of its Wellness Institute. Dr. Roizen co-founded RealAge and chairs its Scientific Advisory Board. He is 64 calendar years of age, but his RealAge is 44.3. He and Dr Oz have authored 8 NY Times bestsellers between them, and three separately, including 4 #1 NY Times Bestsellers, including RealAge, Are You As Young As You Can Be, YOU: The Owner’s Manual, YOU: On A Diet, the Owner’s Manual for Waist Management, and YOU Staying Young, the Owner’s Manual for Extending Your Warranty.



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  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Common causes for having a wave pool during your period include having a polyp, fibroids or too thick of an endometrial lining. Often, these can be controlled with oral contraceptives, but if your bleeding lasts for greater than seven days or you need to change tampons more than every two hours,...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    There is more than one kind of arthritis of the knee. The most common type is osteoarthritis due to wear and tear that causes loss of cartilage and bone-on-bone inflammation. Other types of arthritis that can affect the knee are: rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis after trauma, arthritis from hereditary...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- They may not have had fast food, TVs or cigarettes, but people of ancient times commonly developed clogged heart arteries -- and a new research review speculates on some reasons why.

    Using CT scans of mummified remains...Full Article

  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Our understanding of how the stomach works has allowed us to develop bariatric surgeries that manipulate the physiology of the stomach and the digestion process, to help people better control their weight. While several different surgical procedures exist for weight loss, they all fall into two kinds...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    In general, if you eat a balanced and healthy diet, with four servings of fruits, five servings of vegetables, and plenty of grains, you should get most of the nutrients you need through your food.

    However, most of us have busy lives and hectic schedules, which means that it's not always easy to eat a balanced...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Some recommendations:
    • It's a perfect time to try meditation and deep breathing.
    • Find a surrogate worrier—someone who can sweat the small stuff. This is a great task for a husband, friend, or a mom who insists on helping with something.
    • Find a buddy who's been through it all before. Her ex
    ...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    One good suggestion for improving your brain function in everyday life: Get out of that rut. At work, many people follow the same routine every day: Get coffee, sit down, check eBay, get more coffee, return e-mails, take bathroom break, do paperwork, call client, grab lunch, get yelled at by boss,...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Some of the most common causes of knee pain are swollen or torn ligaments, meniscus (cartilage) tears and arthritis. If an old knee injury was not properly treated, it may cause occasional or constant knee pain. Knee cap pain is common in women, especially runners; it happens when the knee cap slides...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    You should ice an injury for 48 hours after it occurs because of the swelling (and for the sympathy you might get, of course). While swelling indicates an increased fluid or blood deposits in the area, it slows down recovery from the injury as the swelling from fluid makes joints stiffer and more...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Anxiety is characterized by a feeling of uneasiness, apprehension, or tension in response to stressful situations and can be mild or intense enough to trigger panic. Brought on by alcohol, caffeine, and certain drugs, as well as conditions like a heart problem or a lack of vitamins, some anxiety...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    As you know from your first love (whether it was Sammy in seventh grade or Cheryl Tiegs in a bathing suit), the mind and body have a strong connection. You feel different when you're happy. In fact, you're healthier when you're happy. So it shouldn't be a surprise that your emotions can have an e...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Are you breathing -- you are at risk. Seventy percent of people in the developed world at age 70 develop some form of high blood pressure. So we all are at risk, until we have no pressure -- called nopertension. A bad condition, since your blood pressure is what pushes blood from your heart to your...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD posted a photo:
    If you don't like something in your life, change it. Every morning provides a new opportunity to change and grow.
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    In reality, most memory loss is a little like vegetable soup. Your brain is really a pot of several cognitive ailments at once-some neuron loss, some neuron tangling, some vascular problems-that all contribute to losing some ability to recall information. In fact, almost all of us have some of the charac...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    The environment continually ages our bodies through oxidation or other internal processes. What is oxidation? Like the rusting of your house's foundation or pillars, it is a natural process and a byproduct of your body functioning properly. But when too much oxidation occurs, it puts you at a higher risk...Read More