#1130 MM- Oral Bacteria May Increase Stroke Risk
Release Date: 06/07/2019
Keeping your mouth clean may help prevent a stroke. This is Judy Gaman and this is your Stay Young Medical Minute. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off by a blood clot. This results in a lack of oxygen being brought to the brain and can lead to tissue death and loss of brain function. According to a new study, good oral health may be key to stroke prevention. New research out of Tampere University in Finland found oral bacteria in the blood clots of stroke victims. The study consisted of 75 ischemic stroke victims. They sampled the blood clot after removal and found that 79% of participants had oral bacteria in their blood clots. More research will need to be completed to better understand the data collected. In the meantime, make sure that you are seeing your dentist regularly. This Stay Young Medical Minute is brought to you by Executive Medicine of Texas, a leader in preventative and proactive medicine. Learn why patients from around the globe trust Executive Medicine of Texas to their health. Visit EMTexas.com that’s EMTexas.com.
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