Cleveland Clinic offers free health tips

Posted Nov 16, 2010 by Christopher Wager
This is the first in series of useful health tips being put out by the doctors and specialists of Cleveland Clinic. It consists of useful information everyone can use.
The Cleveland Clinic of Ohio, known as a hallmark in medicine, is now offering free health tips that people can use from some of the hospital's top medical teams.
We all have heard of women's menopause, hot flashes, night sweats. Have you ever heard of male menopause otherwise known as Andropause. According to the Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Edmund Sabanegh, Director of Urology, Andropause is a real condition in males in their 50's and 60's and even affecting some men as early as in their 40's. This condition is due to low testosterone levels. Treatments are available and men should seek the advice of their doctor.
The Clinic also offers tips on the warning signs of a stroke. The Cleveland Clinic shared the results of a new study done in Canada that revealed one in eight stroke victims were given a warning stroke. The study done at The University of Western Ontario by researchers learned that of the more than 16,000 stroke victims studied 2,000 of them were in fact given warning strokes where the symptoms lasted less than a day. The Cleveland Clinic offers these warning signs that you may be having a stroke. If half of your body becomes weak or you have a loss of sensation, sudden loss of vision in one eye or both eyes, a sudden onset of confusion, trouble speaking, or understanding. If you experience any of these warning signs, don't wait, seek medical attention immediately.
Concussions caused by sports injuries or other trauma can have lifelong consequences that can affect a person's daily life according to the Clinic's sports medicine experts. They offer some sobering statistics. In America, approximately 1.5 million people receive a sustained injury to the head. Of those victims, 50 to 100,000 have prolonged problems that do in fact affect their daily lives. However, through high tech techniques and proper practice of evaluating athletes before and after engaging in sports activities can go a long way in preventing and treatment of this injury.