Dr Oz: Carotid Artery Disease Risks, Causes & Prevention


Dr Oz: Carotid Artery Disease – Are You At Risk?

Every 45 seconds, someone has a stroke because of Carotid Artery Disease.  A stroke happens when the brain has been starved of blood.  In this segment, Dr Oz called up Michelle, an audience member, to assist him with the explanation.  Dr Oz, assisted by Dr. Carolyn Brockington, MD, listened to Michelle’s arteries and performed a Carotid Ultrasound Test.

Dr Oz: Carotid Artery Disease Risk Factors

– High blood pressure
– Smoking
– Diabetes
– Heavy alcohol abuse
– Heart disease
– Family history
– Age

Dr Oz: Carotid Artery Disease Prevention

– Limit amount of fat and cholesterol in diet.
– Know your blood pressure number.
– Consider taking a daily baby aspirin.

Dr Oz: Carotid Ultrasound Test

Dr Oz listened to Michelle’s Carotid artery, which is located in the neck area.  He listened for a pumping sound because, according to Dr Oz, you can identify the disease just by listening.  You can also identify the disease with a Carotid Ultrasound Test.

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