Toledo, OH (PRWEB) May 03, 2016
Each year, about 800,000 people suffer from cerebral vascular accidents, or strokes. Strokes remain a leading cause of death across the United States and account for one death every four minutes. Many people who survive a stroke are left with physical and mental impairments or are permanently disabled. HCR ManorCare is launching a video series called “Your Brain,” in conjunction with its medical journal “Balance,” in order to educate patients, family members and the general public about stroke and brain health.
Dr. Mark Gloth, Chief Medical Officer for HCR ManorCare, discusses various aspects of stroke in the videos, including risk factors, helpful statistics and what happens during a stroke. “So many people worry about heart health, digestive health and lung health,” according to Gloth. “We need to spread the knowledge about brain health. Knowledge is power when it comes to strokes. Knowing the signs and symptoms, getting help, taking preventative actions and focusing on general health can drastically improve a person’s chance of surviving and preventing a stroke.”
“Your Brain” is a five-part video series that dives deeper into hot topics surrounding stroke, and breaks the information down into a quick, easy to understand format by clearly defining confusing medical terminology and common health problems as they relate to the brain.
“So often, people leave conversations with medical professionals having more questions than answers,” Gloth said. “Our video series is aimed at providing answers to those questions and helping people better understand their bodies, their health and conditions that they may face. We hope that the series will encourage people to think about their brain and take a proactive approach to overall health care.”
The HCR ManorCare health care family comprises centers that are leading providers of short-term post-acute services and long-term care. With 56,000 caregivers nationwide, the HCR ManorCare centers are preeminent care providers in their communities. Quality care for patients and residents is provided through a network of more than 500 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and hospice and home health care agencies. These locations operate primarily under the respected Heartland, ManorCare Health Services and Arden Courts names.
Are you one of the 800,000 people who may suffer a stroke this year?
Strokes account for about 1 death every 4 minutes in the United States. Simple lifestyle modifications and knowledge can help prevent strokes and increase a person’s chances of survival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzka8MEDcos
Anyone, including children, can have a stroke. Are you and your loved ones at risk?
Stroke is when blood supply to the brain is cut off or a blood vessel bursts. Stroke does not discriminate; however there are factors that increase your risk. Health lifestyle changes can help prevent up to 80% of strokes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-SWrbUQYzg
Is your diet a Brain Healthy diet?
Modifying your diet to include more fruits and veggies and less salts, saturated fats and trans fat can increase your brain function and overall brain health, and decrease your risk of stroke. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB55GUqUemk
Are you doing everything you can to prevent suffering a stroke?
Physical activity, stress, social interaction, diet and smoking are all contributing factors to a person’s risk of stroke. What changes can you make to your daily routine to lower your risk? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxJMWf5Ooz0
Do you know your LDL and HDL levels?
One in six Americans has a high cholesterol level, yet only one in three Americans has had their cholesterol checked. Knowing your cholesterol levels is important in stroke prevention and knowing your risk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrhDct6A9QY