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 Stroke 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 Stroke 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 […]

Now, stroke patients can be saved beyond the golden hour

Stroke patients who reach the hospital within one hour of symptoms receive a clot-busting injection twice as often as those arriving later. Researchers call the first hour of symptom onset the golden hour

Now, stroke patients can be saved beyond the golden hourIschemic (Clots) Ischemic stroke occurs as a result of an obstruction within a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain. Haemorrhagic (Bleeds) Haemorrhagic stroke occurs when a weakened blood vessel ruptures. TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack) TIA (transient ischemic attack) is caused by a temporary clot. Mumbai’s civic-run KEM Hospital got a new piece of equipment […]

Nearly half of women and a third of men will develop dementia, stroke or Parkinson’s, finds study

One in two women and one in three men will likely be diagnosed with dementia, Parkinson's disease, or stroke in their lifetime, estimate Dutch researchers in an observational study published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

Nearly half of women and a third of men will develop dementia, stroke or Parkinson’s, finds studyNearly half of women and a third of men over the age of 45 will develop Parkinson’s, dementia or stroke during their lifetime, a new study says. The three conditions are among the leading causes of mortality and disability in the older population, with global costs estimated to be 2% of the annual world gross […]

Regular health check-ups and minor changes in lifestyle can help prevent heart disease

World Heart Day, celebrated every year on September 29, spreads awareness about cardiovascular disease and highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control them

Regular health check-ups and minor changes in lifestyle can help prevent heart diseaseRoughly a third of all deaths around the world are the result of heart disease and stroke, making cardiovascular disease the number one killer globally. Many of these people have been exposed to unhealthy behaviours including tobacco use, unhealthy diet, inadequate physical activity and harmful use of alcohol etc. However, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are preventable […]