Tag: hemorrhagic stroke
Q: My brother recently suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. Can you tell me more about these, and what I can do to reduce my risk of having one?
A: A hemorrhagic stroke takes the form of either an intracerebral hemorrhage, which occurs if a weakened blood vessel within the brain ruptures and
The burden of high blood pressure in the United States is striking. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), 78,862 deaths in the United States in 2015 were due primarily to high blood pressure, and the number of deaths attributable to hypertension rose 37.5 percent from 2005 to 2015. Furthermore,
If you believe the advertisements and label claims of America’s booming supplement industry, there’s hardly any need to bother with an overall healthy dietary pattern or choosing foods associated with brain power benefits. Simply popping a pill—or a handful of pills—you can make up for any nutritional shortfalls in your
Dementia is not a specific disease, but rather a term used to describe a decline in cognitive ability severe enough to prevent someone from performing everyday activities. The cognitive skills affected can include all thinking skills, from the ability to make judgments to organizing speech, although memory loss is by
Before you begin reading this book, you might be wondering if it’s worth making dietary and lifestyle changes to protect your heart and your brain—especially if cardiovascular disease or dementia runs in your family. Genetics certainly play a role, but your genes are not your destiny. Research suggests a healthy
If you have an ischemic stroke, an artery supplying blood to brain tissue has become blocked. An ischemic stroke is often due to a blood clot that has become affixed to the artery wall. If you are treated within 4.5 hours of the start of symptoms, you may be a
For years, doctors have recommended exercise as a necessary component of a healthy lifestyle, designed to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. A large study published online April 9, 2018, in Circulation confirmed that higher levels of fitness were associated with lower risk of these cardiovascular events, as
TRAUMATIC HEAD INJURY DOES NOT RAISE RISK FOR DEMENTIA
It has long been believed that traumatic head injury (TBI) involving damage to the brain is associated with increased risk for dementia. However, a new study published in the Nov. 21, 2012 online edition of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
Having “one more for the road” sounds ridiculous and dangerous now. But back in the day, drinking early, often, and to excess was steeped into our culture. Two- martini lunches and/or cocktails at 5 o’clock were (and for some people still are) a daily routine.
With age comes many experiences, including