Stroke patients at a higher risk of developing dementia, finds study

The study analysed data on stroke and dementia risk from 3.2 million people across the world. The link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Their findings give the strongest evidence to date that having a stroke significantly increases the risk of dementia

Stroke patients at a higher risk of developing dementia, finds studyThe findings from the largest ever study on the relationship between stroke and dementia risk have just been reported. The study shows that stroke patients experience a two-fold increased risk of developing dementia in later life. Whilst previous studies have shown the link between stroke and dementia, they were not able to quantify the percentage […]

World Stroke Day: Early diagnosis can make a huge difference

Getting treatment fast should be your first priority when dealing with a stroke. Every second matters because each moment without oxygen damages your brain

World Stroke Day: Early diagnosis can make a huge differenceThe prevalence of stroke has increased by over 50% in the past two decades in India. The contribution of this disease to total deaths and disease burden in the country has almost doubled in the past 25 years. Theprevalence of stroke is the same for men and women until the age of 50, post which, women […]

Silent strokes: Symptoms and treatment

Dr Kaustubh Mahajan, a Neurologist, SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim, shares the symptoms and treatment for silent strokes

Silent strokes: Symptoms and treatmentA stroke, as per recent data, is the leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death, especially, amongst the elderly in India. A stroke is an obstruction of blood supply to the brain due to a blocked blood vessel or a ruptured blood vessel. Sometimes, strokes can occur without the person even […]

World Stroke Day: Survivor narrates ordeal, share how negligence led to stroke

High blood pressure and smoking are two well-known risk factors for a stroke. After his own personal negligence caused him to have a stroke, Mohammed Javed, recounts his experience. And share how the stroke acted as a wake-up call and a life lesson for him

World Stroke Day: Survivor narrates ordeal, share how negligence led to stroke“I have understood how negligence towards one’s health can have negative consequences. I have had a first-hand experience of it. I felt that my life had ended. But, timely diagnosis and treatment helped save my life. Therefore, I have learnt that one should never ignore their health,” says Mohammed Javed, a stroke survivor. Two months […]

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 […]

World Stroke Day: Even light exercise might lessen severity of a future stroke

New research supports the idea that light to moderate physical activity, such as walking and swimming, could reduce the severity of strokes

World Stroke Day: Even light exercise might lessen severity of a future strokePeople who regularly engage in light to moderate physical activity – like walking four hours a week or swimming two hours weekly – might have less severe strokes than individuals who aren’t as active, a Swedish study suggests. Researchers examined data on 925 patients who were treated for strokes at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, […]

World Strike Day: Higher iron levels linked with increased risk of certain strokes

People with higher iron levels may be at greater risk of certain types of stroke, a new study reveals

World Strike Day: Higher iron levels linked with increased risk of certain strokesA team from Imperial College London analysed the genetic data of more than 48,000 people and said they were surprised to find higher iron levels were associated with an elevated risk of cardioembolic stroke. These strokes are typically caused by blood clots travelling from the heart to the brain, blocking blood and oxygen supply. This […]

World Stroke Day: All you need to know about strokes

Over the years, stroke has become the second leading cause of disability and death worldwide. However, stroke affects more individuals from resource-poor countries where essential services, including acute treatment, are scarce

World Stroke Day: All you need to know about strokesPrevention and rehabilitation The considerable burden of stroke is in the low and middle-income countries and is likely to increase unless we have large-scale interventions. The sudden onset weakness or loss of sensation of one half of body, slurring of speech, loss of vision, unsteadiness of gait or loss of consciousness may be the early […]

Women transitioning to menopause have an increased risk of metabolic syndrome

Healthy food, exercise potentially impede metabolic syndrome. New research has indicated the advantages of these two for post-menopausal women

Women transitioning to menopause have an increased risk of metabolic syndromeThe research, disclosed in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, said that both healthy diet and exercise are crucial to a healthy transition to menopause for middle-aged women and these may help bring down their risks of type 2 diabetes and heart infections. Metabolic syndrome describes a cluster of risk factors that […]

Eating yogurt on a daily basis can reduce your heart attack risk

A new study suggests that higher yogurt intake is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women

Eating yogurt on a daily basis can reduce your heart attack riskAccording to a new research, consuming yogurt daily can help reduce the risk of a stroke or heart attack by at least 30%, on people with high blood pressure. Scientists found out that a daily dose of ‘good bacteria‘, or probiotics present in yogurt, boosts the microbes in the gut, protecting against the effects of […]