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Upcoming Health Chats
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 12 Noon
Having high blood pressure is a major health issue and it becomes even more disconcerting when you’re on multiple medications without any improvements. The most important thing is to ask your nephrologist questions on how you can get your blood pressure under control.
We invite you to chat live with a nephrologist who specializes in resistant hypertension. We want to arm you with the information you need to stay healthy.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 12 Noon
A stroke, or “brain attack,” occurs when a blood vessel in the brain becomes blocked or bursts. The brain cannot store oxygen, so it relies on a network of blood vessels to provide it with blood that is rich in oxygen. A stroke results in a lack of blood supply, causing surrounding nerve cells to be cut off from their supply of nutrients and oxygen. When tissue is cut off from its supply of oxygen for more than three to four minutes, it begins to die.
In the United States a person experiences a stroke occurs every 40 seconds. Every 4 minutes someone dies of a stroke. Stroke is a leading cause of disability and is extremely costly with hospitalization, medication and loss of productivity. It is important to understand the cause and risk factors associated with stroke, stroke symptoms and what actions you should take if you suspect a stroke. What happens next and what treatment options are available? Take advantage of this opportunity to chat live with stroke specialist Dr. Abeer Farrag about stroke risk and treatment options available.