Tag: stroke prevention

New Stroke Risk Factors Identified, Guidelines Issued for Women

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

Slash Your Stroke Risk by Addressing Crucial Modifiable Risk Factors

Around 750,000 people have a stroke every year, and of these, 5 to 14 percent will have a second stroke within 12 months. Many of the risk factors for stroke can be mitigated with simple lifestyle changes—according to the American Stroke Association, 80 percent of strokes are preventable. However, research

6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Your Heart

6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Your Heart

The thick gel found in the leaf of the aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of topical conditions. In fact, aloe gel was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines in the 18th and 19th centuries. The gel is composed of 95 to

Minerals Linked to Fewer Strokes

Are you getting the minerals in your diet that you need to help reduce stroke risk? In a new look at data on more than 180,000 women in the Nurses’ Health Study, combined intake of magnesium, potassium and calcium was associated with lower stroke risk. Separately, participants with the highest

Heart-Healthy Diet Still Key in Disease Prevention

New heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines were recently issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology. Based on the evaluation of years of scientific research, the new guidelines outline the best strategies for weight management, optimal cholesterol levels, heart disease risk assessment, and lifestyle measures

Rules Change for Predicting High Stroke Risk

If you have atrial fibrillation (AF), but were told you did not need to take an oral anticoagulant to prevent stroke, that may change.
New guidelines for the prevention of AF-related stroke use a different formula to predict stroke risk than older guidelines. As a result, two-thirds of patients previously considered

TIAs Can Have Long-Term Impact

For many patients, there is nothing “transient” about suffering a transient ischemic attack (TIA), an event that disrupts blood flow to the brain and causes symptoms much like those of a more severe stroke. These include difficulty with speech and vision, and numbness or weakness in the extremities and face,

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