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Ask Dr. Oz: Post Op #17

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An audience member asks if there is a difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia. Dr. Oz indicates that Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia.

Both take out our basic abilities to function and remember things, and as the disease advances, symptoms include confusion, irritability, long-term memory loss, a loss in bodily functions, and ultimately death.

Dementia can also occur from strokes, and most always occurs between 70 and 80 years of age. Alzheimer’s can occur as early as 45 years of age, and it’s onset is gradual.

The symptoms occur when blood clots block small blood vessels in the brain and destroy brain tissue. Dr. Oz encourages constantly working and challenging your brain to avoid such events, but sometimes it is unavoidable.

Irene has Psoriatic Arthritis and asks Dr. Oz if there are any foods that she should avoid to ease the pain. Dr. Oz insists that Irene stay away from saturated fats, which can be inflammatory, forcing the liver to over-work and make chemicals it doesn’t want to. He encourages Irene to take more omega-3’s, omega-9’s, olive oil, flaxseed oil, and to avoid processed foods.

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