Dr Oz: Stroke Warning Signs For Women & Cell Phone Danger for Kids

By on January 15, 2013

Dr Oz: Stroke – Pain vs Numbness & Tingling

Dr. Oz and Dr. Sanjay Gupta are talking about the warning signs and risk factors for a Stroke. They are different for men and women and knowing the difference could save your life or the life of someone that you love.

Dr Oz: Stroke Warning Signs For Women – Sudden Hiccups

Dr Oz: Stroke Warning Signs For Women & Cell Phone Danger for Kids

Dr Oz & Dr Sanjay Gupta outlined the important warning signs that women should not ignore related to stroke. They also discussed cell phone danger for kids.

Dr. Oz says that up to half a million women will have a stroke this year and about 1 in 5 of them will die, but this can be prevented if you know the symptoms. Dr. Sanjay Gupta says that women often die more than men from a stroke because they do not recognize the symptoms, so understanding and recognizing those symptoms could literally save your life. The most important thing to note with all of these warning signs is that they come on suddenly and if they do you need to take immediate action. Dr. Gupta says that a fast response is the key in a Stroke situation, so he advises that you call 911 because getting treatment in the first three hours is crucial.

  • Sudden Nausea or Vomiting
  • Pain on One Side of the Body – While the classic sign of a stroke, like in men, is numbness or tingling on one side of the body, this often shows as pain for women.
  • Sudden Onset of Hiccups – Obviously not everyone who has hiccups will have a stroke, but this is a warning sign that you need to know.
  • Extreme Exhaustion – Dr. Sanjay Gupta describes is as a sudden need to lie down and take a nap. It is important to remember that it is sudden and not something that builds, but Dr. Oz adds that you should NOT lie down because you may not wake up. You need to tell someone what you are feeling and get help right away.

Dr Oz: Cell Phone Dangers

There are opposing opinions when it comes to the dangers of using cell phones. Some believe they pose no danger and others who believe they are very detrimental to your health. Dr. Sanjay Gupta says that nobody really knows for sure because cell phones are fairly new in the United States, having only been used since the mid 1990’s. He adds that you need about 30 years of research and data to have definitive results on something like this and we are simply not there yet.

Dr Oz: Cell Phone Radiation Government Regulated

Dr. Oz has some statements that you may have heard before that are related to cell phones and the risks involved with using them. Dr. Sanjay Gupta is going to clear up any confusion, so you can have the correct information regarding your use of cell phones.

Cell phone radiation is regulated by the government – Fact or Fiction? Dr. Gupta says that this is a fact, but he does have more information that you need to know. The amount determined was based on a person who used a cell phone just once per week and I do not know about you, but I am pretty sure a lot of us use our cell phones a lot more than that. The other important detail to keep in mind is that this was also determined using adults. The amount of radiation absorbed into a child’s skull is much higher than that of an adult.

There’s a warning to keep your phone a certain distance from your body – Fact of Fiction? This is another fact. Did you read the instructions that came with your cell phone? You may want to take a look because this warning exists, for example Blackberry users are advised to keep their device about ½ an inch from their body when in use.

Cell phones emit the same kind of radiation as X-Ray machines – Fact or Fiction? Dr. Sanjay Gupta says this is actually fiction. We still need to be careful, though, especially since there are not enough conclusive studies to determine the danger of regular cell phone use, especially for our children.

Dr Sanjay Gupta: Cell Phone Safety Tips

Dr. Sanjay Gupta says that since we are not going to stop using our cell phones anytime soon, there are a couple ways you can lower your risk for any potential danger.

  1. Wear an earpiece – This keeps your cell phone away from your body, plus it is safer while driving.
  2. Allow Kids Minimal Usage – Our kids will be using cell phones longer than we will, so avoiding it as long as possible reduces their risk.

Dr Sanjay Gupta & Dr Oz Play Operation

Dr. Oz says that there has always been a friendly rivalry between surgeons, especially heart and brain surgeons, so he challenged Dr. Sanjay Gupta a fun challenge. They played a life-sized version of the board game Operation as a fun way to end the show.

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