Help after a Stroke

People who have been affected by a stroke can find help and support in a number of ways. Survivors of a stroke often need help in adapting to their life being changed dramatically. Guidance and assistance can improve the quality of life for stroke victims. Support Stroke patients can find support from people who have… Read More

Stroke Support

Rehabilitation

When a person has had a stroke it will completely change their life as over 30% will have a physical and mental disability. A stroke can also have a massive effect on the family and people who will be caring for the person which can be an emotional and physical job. Recovery Process The stroke recovery… Read More

Stroke Rehabilitation

Types of Stroke

The two massive types of stroke are Ischemic and Hemorrhagic which also have variations within both of these. There is also another type of stroke called TIA (transient ischemic attack) which is a mild stroke that could lead on to a major stroke. Ischemic stroke is the most widespread which accounts for over 80% of… Read More

Types of Stroke

Life after a Stroke

There will be many problems stroke victims will encounter on the path to recovery. The main focus is to overcome these problems and to try to live as normal a life as possible. Such problems as post stroke depression, post stroke fatigue and post stroke dementia can all be overcome after time. There are a… Read More

Life after a Stroke

Hemorrhagic Stroke Treatment

Treatment for a hemorrhagic stroke attempts to stop bleeding and to minimize pressure on the brain. Below are medicines and surgery which are effective in how to treat a hemorrhagic stroke. If the patient already takes drugs to prevent blood clots such as warfarin or clopidogrel, they could be given blood product transfusions to neutralize the… Read More

Hemorrhagic Stroke Treatment

Complications

There may be stroke complications due to either the permanent or temporary damage that is caused. As it’s a brain injury, the complications will vary with each person. Paralysis on one side or of certain muscles, especially on one side of the face can happen due to decreased blood flow to the brain. Problems swallowing… Read More

Stroke Complications

Prevention

There are steps you can take to prevent a stroke by knowing stroke risk factors and taking on a healthy lifestyle. Also if you have had a stroke or TIA, the steps below could help prevent another from occurring. Below are ways of how to prevent a stroke. Blood Pressure Keep control of your blood… Read More

Stroke Prevention

Diagnosis

Stroke diagnosis requires quick medical attention so all tests can be carried out to get the most suitable treatment which will lead to good recovery. Once the person with the signs and symptoms of acute stroke or mini stroke has been taken to a hospital, a doctor will get as much information as possible to… Read More

Stroke Diagnosis

Causes

What causes a stroke? Strokes are caused by a blood flow stoppage to the brain. The reasons for the blood flow being interrupted are blood clots and blood vessels becoming weak, hard and narrow. Narrow arteries are mainly because of fat deposits building up in the artery. This means the blood flow to the brain… Read More

Stroke Causes

Signs and Symptoms

Strokes typically start suddenly and the symptoms can be distinct and vary between each person. Sometimes stroke symptoms can be hard to recognize, so it is critical that you know the signs and symptoms to act quick. Different parts of the brain control certain body parts, so to fully know what damage has been caused… Read More

Stroke Signs and Symptoms
Former British Prime Minister Has Died Following A Stroke

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Dies From A Stroke

The Former Prime Minister, Baroness Margaret Thatcher has died following a stroke this morning (08/04/2013). Her spokesman Lord Bell stated: “It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning.” Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain virtually single handed in the space of one [...]

Visiting The Dentist For A Regular Scale And Polish Could Reduce Your Risk Of Stroke

Clean Teeth Linked To Reduced Stroke Risk

New research from the Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan has found that regularly brushing your teeth alongside regular visits to the dentist could help prevent the risk of a stroke. The research team found that performing a deep clean on your teeth could vastly reduce the risk of getting atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat), which [...]

Drinking Green Tea And Coffee Regularly Has Shown To Lower Stroke Risk

Drinking Green Tea And Coffee Could Reduce Stroke Risk

A new study has discovered that drinking green tea and coffee on a daily basis could help lower the risk of having a stroke. This is the only study to research the combined impact of green tea and coffee in connection with stroke risk on a big scale. The study followed 83,269 Japanese adults over [...]

Tomatoes Could Lower Stroke Risk

Tomatoes Could Really Help In The Fight Against A Stroke

New research has revealed that over one thousand men with high amounts of lycopene in their blood had been at a reduced risk of having a stroke within the following twelve years. In types of foods such as tomatoes, red peppers and papaya, its the chemical lycopene which gives them their distinct red color. For [...]

Stroke May Cause Memory Loss

Suffering From A Stroke May Result In Memory Loss

A new study has found that 37 percent of people will get memory loss or dementia after a brain stroke. The study showed that over 70 percent of patients developed a brain disorder, where 30 percent suffered from dementia and over 40 percent developed cognitive impairment. The study consisted of 50 patients in total who [...]

Soft Drinks Linked With Higher Stroke Risk In Women

Higher Stroke Risk In Women Linked With Soft Drinks

A new study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that drinking too many sugary drinks can have a greater impact on stroke risk in women. The research found that excessive consumption of soft drinks was strongly linked with a stroke with ischemic stroke being the most likely in women. Non-alcoholic soft drinks [...]