Stroke

Stroke Risk Factors—Why Younger People Are Having Strokes

…the age of 65 needed to worry about having a stroke. But a new study published in the journal Neurology has found reported that 15% of all strokes are now occurring in people between the ages of 15-44. They also reported that hospital discharges for stroke patients in this age range rose from 23% in the…

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Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone

…and waning circulation to the brain, small vessel disease, TIAS’s (transient ischemic attacks), and mini-strokes. The most common type is multi-infarct dementia; the result of several strokes. As a cardiologist, I’ve seen many cases of VaD because it’s more common in those with cardiac conditions…

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Eight Stroke Prevention Tips

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE The following eight tips can help you improve blood circulation and even reduce your risk of stroke: * Address any lifestyle-related or heart risk factors you have with your doctor. * Follow a good cardiovascular nutrition eating program, such as the PAMM…

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Improper Grilling Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

…benefits of omega-3s, including increased HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels, improved blood circulation, and reduced risk for heart attack and stroke. So eat up and enjoy how delicious healthy heart nutrition can taste! A Taste of the Orient This taste delight combines the protection of soy sauce…

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One Thing Your Cardiologist Will Probably Never Tell You

…your doctor complaining about cardiovascular problems, difficulty maintaining good cholesterol levels, bad circulation, or fears of heart attack and stroke, he/she will likely talk to you about proper medication. But I go a step further. I also encourage you to “feel.” You see, if you allow yourself…

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Prevent Blood Clots

…abdominal discomfort. Indeed, blood thinning is a double-edged sword. While anticoagulants help prevent thrombotic and embolic strokes, I have to bear in mind that the risk of a stroke-induced hemorrhage is higher for those on Coumadin. So now you can see why people trying to prevent blood clots struggle with…

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Heart Risk Factor: Homocysteine

…disease, including coronary atherosclerosis, peripheral vascular disease, and carotid artery disease. In fact, some research shows that 42 percent of strokes, 28 percent of peripheral vascular disease, and approximately 30 per?cent of premature cardiovascular disease are directly related to excessive levels…

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Recognizing a Stroke

…newly recognized sign of a stroke. The previous pneumonic was to think of the first three letters of the word stroke (S,T, R) and take action. The new advisory, and one that is CORRECT, is use the first four letters of the word stroke (S, T, R, O) to assess for a stroke. Below is my abbreviated version…

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C-Reative Protein (CRP) and Your Heart

…the medical world has started to take note of. It’s a blood protein that, when found in elevated levels, may indicate a risk for heart attack and stroke. CRP can be detected when there is inflammation resulting from trauma or infection. Let’s look at some study results: A 1985 Finnish study found…

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Stroke 101: Risk Factors for Stroke

Strokes go by many names, and there are a couple different kinds but, simply put, a stroke is are a cessation of blood flow somewhere in the brain. The loss of blood supply can last from a few seconds to the rest of your life, and can affect any area of the brain, large or small. In the old days, strokes

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Preventing Stroke With Vitamin C

…hemorrhagic strokes, resulting from a blood vessel that bursts somewhere inside the brain. Hemorrhagic strokes are more deadly and tougher to treat, so anything that can be done for preventing this stroke is valuable. For the study on the health benefits of vitamin C in preventing stroke, researchers…

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How To Prevent Stroke

…Americans suffer from a stroke, making it the third leading cause of death in the U.S. About 15 percent of the time, strokes are preceded by an early warning signal called a transient ischemic attack, or “mini-stroke.” After a mini-stroke, the chances of a full-blown stroke occurring within 90 days…

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Stroke Symptoms for Women

…grandmother’s massive stroke may have been prevented. Since May is National Stroke Awareness Month, I wanted to use this opportunity to spread the word about what risk factors for stroke women should look for. Warning Signs of Stroke in Men Men tend to follow the textbooks. Their strokes tend to present themselves…

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Heart Attack and Stroke Differences

…attack and stroke and even TIA. A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is, as its very Latin name implies, a temporary (transient) episode of lack of oxygen (ischemia). We use the word attack because the person is often “attacked” abruptly with symptoms. The symptoms of both a TIA and stroke can be as…

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Diet Soda Increases Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

…the American Heart Association’s International Stroke Conference, drinking diet soda can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. Researchers said that consuming as little as one diet soda a day could increase your risk of heart attack and stroke by 48 percent. How Can Diet Soda Cause a Stroke?…

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How Fruits Dramatically Reduce Stroke Risk

…veggies is protective when it comes to reducing the risk of stroke and other health concerns. But now European researchers have found that the color of a fruit may offer additional health benefits and that certain fruits dramatically reduce stroke risk. The latest findings from a new study in the Netherlands…

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Quick, Easy Stroke Recognition

…trying to maintain healthy blood pressure levels. Doing this will go a long way toward helping you to avoid a stroke, as well as other cardiovascular problems. For more information on strokes or other cardiovascular problems, visit www.drsinatra.com.

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Walking Can Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke

…attack and stroke. In a study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 4,065 nurses ages 40 to 65, without cardiovascular disease or cancer, completed detailed physical activity questionnaires. The surveys revealed that walking was associated with reduced risk of stroke. Walking…

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A Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Heart Attack and Stroke

…What they found is that a chronic lack of sleep—less than six hours a night—raised the risk of developing or dying from heart disease by 48% and stroke by 15%! The reason is a lack of sleep decreases your levels of the satiety chemical leptin so you’re more likely to overeat, contributing to obesity…

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