Many people having stroke symptoms or a heart attack don’t know it. Lack of knowledge about the warning signs means they may dismiss a stroke as a bout of dizziness, while a heart attack might be chalked up to heartburn or a pulled muscle. However, if you ignore the symptoms
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Did you know women are twice as likely to die from stroke than from breast cancer? Many women think of stroke as a man’s problem. They don’t know the symptoms of stroke, or that seeking emergency care is critical when these symptoms occur.
But what they don’t know can make all
A stroke is a devastating event that changes the lives of nearly 800,000 U.S. adults every year. When a stroke doesn’t kill, it often leaves the victim seriously disabled and unable to live independently. Stroke is the primary reason for nursing home admission.
Ischemic strokes are caused by blood clots and
Many people having a stroke or heart attack don’t know it. Lack of knowledge about the warning signs means they may dismiss a stroke as a bout of dizziness, while a heart attack might be chalked up to heartburn or a pulled muscle. However, if you ignore the symptoms that
When you’re trying to figure out your individual headache reasons, you might find yourself wondering if you’re having brain aneurysm symptoms. If you are, it’s vital to seek medical attention, since brain aneurysm symptoms can signal that a blood vessel in the brain is leaking, or is about to rupture.
This year, an estimated 800,000 people in the United States will suffer a stroke—some for the second or third time. Although 10 to 20 percent of strokes are fatal, seven million people in the United States are living proof that many survive the event. But these people are at greatly
Vascular dementia (VaD) ranks second among memory loss causes after Alzheimer’s disease, yet it is often overlooked. But what is vascular dementia?
The condition is caused by vascular problems affecting memory regions and supporting structures in the brain, and is closely associated with cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disease. Causes of vascular
Brain Scan May Spot Early Signs of Cognitive Decline
Although not yet clinically available, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to measure blood flow in the brain could one day detect signs of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) long before the disease process has caused serious brain damage. According to a report published online
If you need to take an anticoagulant medication to prevent blood clots, you may be faced with a choice between warfarin and the newer class of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), including dabigatran (Pradaxa), rivaroxaban (Xarelto), apixaban (Eliquis), and edoxaban (Savaysa). Some of the factors that need to be considered when
Summer’s here, and with many of us spending more time outdoors now, sun protection looms large. In this month’s issue, we’re looking at how to choose the best sunscreen, and apply it properly—but another aspect of the summer sun you might not have considered is its heat. Older adults are