7 things you can do to prevent a stroke

Stroke prevention can start today. Protect yourself and avoid stroke, regardless of your age or family history

7 things you can do to prevent a strokeWhat can you do to prevent stroke? Age makes us more susceptible to having a stroke, as does having a mother, father, or other close relative who has had a stroke. You can’t reverse the years or change your family history, but there are many other stroke risk factors that you can control—provided that you’re […]

Exercise helps improve blood pressure, prevent risk of repeat stroke for patients

Blood pressure reductions were most significant for those who started exercising within six months of their stroke. The drop was also more significant for those who also received lessons on diet and health

Exercise helps improve blood pressure, prevent risk of repeat stroke for patientsPeople who have had a stroke can improve their blood pressure and reduce their risk of repeat strokes if they exercise, according to a new review of previous studies “One of the challenges with stroke and exercise is that some people think they can’t because they have limited mobility,” said Ada Tang of McMaster University […]

How to spot the warning signs of a stroke  

A stroke, also known as a brain attack, occurs when blood flow to the brain stops, and the brain cells in the area begin to die. A stroke can affect the entire body. Acting fast can make a big difference for someone who’s having a stroke

How to spot the warning signs of a stroke  A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, it cuts off blood and oxygen to the brain and brain cells die. Early detection can be life-saving, which is why it is important to be aware of the […]

World Stroke Day: Personal risk factors to watch out for

Around 80 million people living in the world today have experienced a stroke and over 50m survivors live with some form of permanent disability as a result. Although, life after stroke won’t be quite the same with the right care and support, living a meaningful life is still possible

World Stroke Day: Personal risk factors to watch out forA stroke is a brain attack that happens when the blood supply to a part of the brain is cut off. It can be caused by a blockage or a bleed. Without blood, brain cells can be damaged or die, which can have different effects depending on where it happens in the brain, affecting the […]

Rare condition: Doctors discover 9cm air-filled pocket in 84-year-old man’s brain

Doctors in Northern Ireland feared that the 84-year-old had suffered a stroke. He complained of weakness on the left-side of his body and had multiple falls. Tests showed an air pocket in the area that controls the left side of his body. Doctors discovered it had been caused by a bone tumour in his sinuses. The cavity had also triggered a mini-stroke in the patient's brain

Rare condition: Doctors discover 9cm air-filled pocket in 84-year-old man’s brainUpon closer inspection they found it had been caused by a bone tumour in his sinuses that had also triggered a mini-stroke. But the patient, whose identity is unknown, declined surgery and was discharged and put on a secondary stroke prevention programme. Doctors in Northern Ireland were so intrigued by the patient that they published […]