Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Stroke Awareness Month with Dr. Cathy Sila, MD of UH, Case Medical Center

The month of May is "Stroke Awareness Month"--Jim spoke with Dr. Cathy Sila, MD--Neurologist at University Hospitals - Case Medical Center, Department of Neurology. She discussed the cause of most strokes which is a result of hardening of the arteries from plaque build-up in the blood vessels aggravated by high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and cigarette smoking. Eating healthy and exercising regularly can help but inherited conditions can be the cause of strokes and a person will need the help of a physician for treatments to prevent a stroke. An estimate of 80% of strokes could've been prevented if the patient would actually meet with their doctor and received a diagnosis/exam to find out their condition. Take a listen here:

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