Dr. Reza Jahan, MD

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  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    Quick medical treatment is the key to surviving and reducing damage from a stroke. A person having a stroke should be rushed to a hospital emergency room immediately. During a stroke, the blood flow that carries oxygen to the brain gets interrupted. Brain cells begin to die as a result. Restoring...Read More
  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    Because stroke symptoms might be hard to recognize, some people ignore them because they don't realize how serious they are. Others believe their symptoms will resolve on their own, which is rarely the case. Some people worry about the cost of medical treatment or think that nothing can be done for...Read More
  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    A stroke is sudden injury to the brain caused by an interruption in blood flow. This injury can be temporary or permanent and in many cases can be fatal. The sooner a person can get medical treatment, the better the chances of survival and recovery.

    During a stroke, brain cells begin to die when...Read More
  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    A glass of red wine has been shown to reduce the risk of strokes as well as heart attacks. Most strokes are caused by blockages in blood vessels, and red wine contains a chemical that can open up blood vessels. Researchers are working on a pill that contains a similar chemical.
     
     
     
     
     
     
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  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    There are two main causes of a stroke. A stroke can happen when blood flow in your brain gets blocked. This is called an ischemic stroke, and it is the most common type. Ischemic strokes happen if fatty deposits called plaque builds up in blood vessels to your brain, making them narrower and narrower...Read More
  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    Experts have different opinions on how much time doctors have to treat a person who has had a stroke. In cases where a stroke is caused by a blood clot, a drug called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) must be given within three to four and a half hours after symptoms begin, in order to dissolve...Read More
  • Reza Jahan, MD - Los Angeles, CA - Radiology
    There are some risk factors for stroke that you cannot control or change:
    • Age. Strokes can happen to anyone, but your risk increases as you get older.
    • Race. People who are black, Native Americans and Alaskan natives have a higher risk of stroke than other races. This may be due to higher rates
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Routine screening for heart disease isn't effective for people with diabetes who have no symptoms but are at high risk for a heart attack, according to a new study.

    Researchers found the screenings do not help prevent heart attacks or help patien...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There are clear differences in the brains of people with chronic fatigue syndrome and the brains of healthy people, new research indicates.

    Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine said their findings could help doctors diagnose thi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans are helping scientists better understand the bond between people and their beloved pets.

    The study included 14 women who had at least one child between the ages of 2 and 10 and one dog that had been in the household for two or more year...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Measuring how quickly a child's brain processes sounds might help identify the severity of autism, according to a new study.

    Observing children's brainwaves may also allow identification of autism earlier than is currently possible, the study au...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Modern forensic techniques are shedding light on a 500-year-old mystery: Which battlefield injuries might have killed King Richard III, the last English monarch to die in battle?

    A new analysis of the king's skeletal remains, using whole-body CT...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An injected iodine-based substance often used to enhance the images produced by CT scans is safe for most patients, a new study reveals.

    The so-called contrast material is used in at least half of the 80 million or more CT scans performed in the...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Colon / Rectal Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may be performing too many repeat colonoscopies on people who've had pre-cancerous polyps removed during an earlier colon cancer screening, a new Norwegian study suggests.

    Many of these patients have no greater risk of dying from colon ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An exercise component of the popular Nintendo Wii video game may help multiple sclerosis patients improve their balance by rewiring their brains, a new study suggests.

    No medications exist to preserve balance in MS patients, and some drugs make ...Full Article