stroke risk

What’s Considered a “Normal” Triglyceride Level?

Coursing through your bloodstream right now are compounds called lipids, which are fats, oils, hormones, and cholesterol. Some are helpful and necessary. Others aren’t. While HDL and LDL cholesterol get most of the attention when it comes to your lipid profile and how it relates to your risk of heart … Read More

What Causes Strokes—and 6 Ways to Prevent Them

A stroke occurs in the brain, but it can affect your body from head to toe. What causes strokes is a partial or total interruption of the blood supply to your brain. Suffering a stroke can be fatal, or it can cause brain damage, paralysis, and other complications. “A stroke’s … Read More

Is There Such a Thing as a Mini Stroke?

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. Ischemic strokes are categorized according to the severity and duration of symptoms. … 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

Recognize Atherosclerosis Symptoms That Indicate Heart Disease

What causes coronary artery disease (CAD) is a process called atherosclerosis. Symptoms develop when cholesterol, fats, and other substances such as white blood cells collect in the walls of the blood vessels that keep the heart supplied with blood—the coronary arteries. Cholesterol and other materials form plaques. Unfortunately, atherosclerosis symptoms … Read More

Could Depression Contribute to What Causes a Stroke?

It is important to know what causes a stroke to be able to effectively prevent one. Some risk factors like hypertension, current smoking habits, and poor diet are pretty well known. But did you know that having depression might also increase your risk for having a stroke? What causes a … Read More

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