Stroke and Heart Disease Treated With an Integrative Approach at Patients Medical

Friday, May 28, 2010 General News
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Preventive Tips for American Stroke Month from Dr. Daniel Silverstein

NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients Medical, a leading integrative medical center in New

York City, offers innovative stroke treatments such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), acupuncture, diet therapy and customized intravenous nutrition drips. Daniel Silverstein, MD, holistic physician, recommends focusing on prevention to avoid a stroke and to live a longer, healthier life.

Over 150,000 Americans under the age of 65 die from strokes and heart disease each year. Dr. Silverstein believes many of these deaths can be prevented. "The number one risk factor is high blood pressure," says Dr. Silverstein. "High blood pressure is known as the silent killer because there are no symptoms."

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts, causing a disruption of the blood supply. This medical emergency is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States, and may soon become the leading cause of death worldwide. "A common misconception is that only seniors get strokes," adds Dr. Silverstein, "but young adults can also have strokes."

To decrease the chances of stroke, Dr. Silverstein suggests getting regular check-ups with a medical doctor, quitting smoking, eating a nutritious diet, as well as getting at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day. Dr. Silverstein recommends, "A diet that focuses on whole foods, limiting the amount of meat and other animal products will help naturally lower inflammation. Less inflammation means a decreased chance of high blood pressure, diabetes, and high LDL cholesterol. These factors may indicate a problem with the flow of blood through your vessels, which can result in a heart attack or a stroke."

At Patients Medical, the physicians partner with each patient, giving them an in-depth consultation to get to the root cause of the symptoms and create a treatment plan that is tailored to the individual. The doctors prescribe diagnostic testing to determine health risks before they turn into diseases. Patients of all ages are invited to reassess their health twice yearly with the holistic physicians to maintain maximum health.

Dr. Daniel Silverstein is a New York State licensed and board-certified internal medicine physician who has practiced in hospitals and private clinics treating patients with a wide variety of concerns – from stroke and congestive heart failure to hormonal imbalance and weight loss. His preference for holistic treatment led to his training in complementary approaches through the University of Arizona under the auspices of Dr. Andrew Weil, The Tahoma Clinic in Seattle, the American College for Advancement in Medicine, and the Institute for Functional Medicine.

About Patients Medical

Patients Medical ( is a unique integrative medicine center in Manhattan that combines the best of traditional and holistic medicine with modern technology to provide comprehensive care. Established in 1974, the center employs a multi-disciplinary staff including Board Certified Internists, Gynecologists and Nutritionists. The practice specializes in diagnosing the root cause of an ailment, then healing the whole person with personalized protocols that draw upon both indigenous and Western medicine. Patients Medical offers free seminars each month on bioidentical hormones, weight loss, thyroid, chronic fatigue, and nutrition.

SOURCE Patients Medical

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