Strokes increasing among young people
Drs. Siegel and Samadi explain
- Duration 5:07
- Date Oct 14, 2012
Drs. Siegel and Samadi explain
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And it's time now for -- house call joining us this morning as always doctor Marc Siegel.
He's associate professor medicine NYU's -- to a medical center.
And the author of the inner pulse unlocking the secret code of sickness and health.
And doctor David somebody's here to the vice chairman of the department of urology.
Cheaper robotics at the Mount Sinai Medical Center doctors could warn you we're not just great to have you here both of you can see who you talk about stroke.
It affects a lot of people and there's a shocking new study out that says if it affects.
More young people than previously thought under 55 years old doctor -- so were all yours -- not.
Americans every year suffer from stroke it's the number one disability in the United States.
What is a stroke stroke occurs when brain cells die why -- they die because you either get blood.
In the brain or you get not enough blood flow to the -- -- given the constriction for a clock those -- the main reasons.
Now why are younger people having Jamie's I would think we're down -- average age of 69 now why why does this study in Cincinnati which looked at thousands and thousands of patients.
Showing that it was published in neurology at top general.
The answer is I think it's lifestyle I think that too many people are overweight and United States.
Still too many people smoke there's too much in activity there's too much diabetes what we've talked previously on the show about a diabetes epidemic we have to look at lifestyle.
We have to change what we.
There's another study out of Finland that shows that we should be having more lycopene which David has talked about previously it's in tomatoes.
There was a dramatic study that shows that eating more tomatoes seem to decrease the risk of stroke we have to have.
More vegetables more fruits exercise more is actually something for people out -- -- remember the American stroke association.
Says look for fast face drooping arm weakness speech difficulty call 911 if you see someone with face -- -- difficulty speech difficulty.
Call 91 more but -- -- you don't have to see those things in order to confirm that it's a stroke.
You're exactly right and I think the best way and easiest way.
To really think can understand stroke -- it as almost like a train.
That takes off to from the station majority and it happens over time.
The first stop really the one that gets it is diabetic that's the first passenger or diabetes does it really distorts.
They're lining of the vessels that's how -- dole starts.
His second place that this train is going to stop.
Is smoking now the southern -- is smoker's gonna get on the train and -- -- hanging out with diabetes worse combination because it's going to again effect allowing me.
You want to know -- a third passenger.
High cholesterol high cholesterol is going to now build -- of plaque.
Now it's a great union you have smoking you have diabetes -- you have -- so wonderful what else do we need for the -- to really get completely new driver did a good idea what the name of this -- training it's it's called metabolic syndrome -- will get to it.
The final stop these high blood pressure because now you have damage the vessel.
You have the -- now we're gonna put this pressure behind it.
And the last stop is unfortunately.
Something called stroke is now his warm sharp stop industry can pass and that's something called.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- If you get some sort of drug quit blindness or you get -- or you feel busy you're about to pass out.
Don't want dismissed this is really important -- the first sign of stroke.
-- you need to know.
What happens in the last stop when you have distraught.
The book club now most of the -- you can't get enough blood and oxygen also you become paralyzed this was described by hippocrates years ago I was still learn about this.
In the final stop you want to make sure -- friend of yours or someone that recognize you Jamie.
Know about this fast because that's a quick way to know someone is having a bad migrate or if it's a stroke facial.
Arms that the you know I asked him to hold it one falls.
Speech is very and again 911 the reason is because you have three hour period.
You get -- fast they can get -- MRI they can dissolve this -- and the recovery is wonderful.
Is brain loss and always remember that doctor one of these you have to ask about decried arteries Lotta times we were both sides right because that's that's a common Colin -- -- -- and one of the ways we prevent the stroke from happening in the doctor's office is we.
Get blood pressure under control when you Staten drugs to lower cholesterol.
We get people lose weight we controlled diabetes and we start screaming things like the carotid arteries to see if -- the driver of the train who's gonna watch out the -- to these passengers don't do them harm.
That's what it is but your point is well taken.
Young people need to be -- more.
Because this morning you find this time block this -- -- The better we can prevent it from them getting on live on it would disrupt that's a very good point good percentage -- -- absolutely because if you -- golden rule is that you're talking about and other things -- what percentage of the way it's basically is sound over the abroad it's called -- but the doctors will find I felt great question yeah all right guys thank you documents that is -- import.