ischemic stroke

Ischemic Stroke: Causes and Treatment

About 87 percent of all strokes are ischemic. These strokes most often occur when an artery bringing blood to the brain becomes blocked, stopping blood flow. Less frequently, a severe drop in blood pressure causes an ischemic stroke. Brain cells (neurons) rely on a constant stream of blood supplying oxygen … Read More

How to Prevent a Stroke

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, so it’s in your best interests to prevent a stroke whenever possible. The encouraging news is that there are precautionary tips for how to prevent a stroke and a large percentage of ischemic strokes could be prevented by … Read More

Get Help Fast for Heart Attack and Stroke Symptoms

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 … Read More

Elderly Diseases: The Big 12

For both the youthful and the elderly, diseases can be a reality, and they require attention. Many different diseases can affect the human body, but certain ones rank among the most common causes of major illness in older adults. Some of these elderly diseases affect both men and women and … Read More

What Is Vascular Dementia and How Does High Blood Pressure Cause It?

Vascular dementia, the second leading kind of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, is relatively unknown and unrecognized by the general population compared to Alzheimer’s. Yet it is responsible for at least 20 percent of cases of dementia.[1] The majority of dementia sufferers actually have both Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia; this … Read More

Enter Your Login Credentials
This setting should only be used on your home or work computer.

×