Let’s run down Dr. Mehmet Oz’s credentials…He’s a cardiothoracic surgeon, a former television host, and the current Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. That’s pretty good, but now we need to add to that list a “lifesaver.”
Dr. Oz was on a plane this weekend traveling from Louisville, KY to Philadelphia, PA. Somebody on the American Airlines flight said that a passenger was in distress.
The doctor heard the news and immediately got out of his seat and went to “the bay” where an unidentified 27-year-old male had collapsed on the ground on his way to the bathroom.
“When I got to him, he was conscious but disoriented,” Oz recalled. “I asked the stewardesses to come help and get me something with sugar in it.”
The flight attendant brought Dr. Oz a soda with both sugar and caffeine in it. The man began to recover.
“He had driven all night long to get to the airport,” Oz reported, “and I’m sure he was dehydrated because, with fluids, his blood pressure came up.”
Dr. Oz has emphasized the importance of hydration for a long time, he even had TV shows focused on its importance.
“People get dehydrated all the time on planes, especially because it’s high altitude and the air is drier,” Oz said. “Make sure you drink enough water. Caffeine doesn’t work as well as water, because caffeine gets you to pee out whatever fluids you’re taking in. Just take water.”
Dr. Oz is currently running against Democrat candidate John Fetterman for the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by Sen. Pat Toomey (R), who is retiring after two terms.
This guy looks like he could handle just about any crisis that comes, let’s hope he can do the same in the Capitol after the coming elections.