Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of a recurrent stroke

It is an unfortunate fact that having one stroke increases the risk of another stroke. According to the National Stroke Association, one-quarter of people who have a stroke will have another stroke in their lifetime. Stroke patients understandably want to know how to reduce their risk of a recurrent stroke. But compared to the research…

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New finding: when it comes to stroke recovery, your dedication might pay off

Rehabilitation is a big part of life following ischemic stroke. When dealing with the day-to-day requirements of chronic stroke (including the risk of second or recurrent stroke), anything that makes your dedication to recovery feel worthwhile can have a significant impact on how you think about your new, post-stroke life. With this in mind, there is…

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The most general thing one can say about exercise and the reducing the risk of a recurrent stroke: no matter what, you have to move!

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the world. People with a history of stroke are at increased risk of additional strokes or cardiovascular events. They have more than a 25% risk of recurrence within five years. There are many well-known risk factors for stroke and recurrent stroke. Hypertension, elevated…

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New evidence: transient ischemic attack (TIA) may not be transient at all, but there’s a lot you can do about it

A recently published study from the Netherlands suggests that transient ischemic attacks (TIA), or mini-strokes, may leave more long-lasting damage than previously thought. If your doctor told you that your stroke was “transient”, you may be misinformed. Lead researcher Dr. Frank Rooij analyzed brain imaging on TIA patients. He found that almost a third of…

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Sleep apnea and stroke – getting a good night’s sleep can boost your stroke recovery

As you navigate the post-stroke recovery road, a bad night’s sleep might not be the first thing on your mind. But according to a recently published study by a team at the Yale University School of Medicine in The American Journal of Medicine (one of the leading medical journals in the United States), sleep-pattern disturbances related…

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