Category «Stroke»

8 Things I Didn’t Know About Heart Failure Until It Happened to Me

Heart failure is a chronic condition that affects nearly six million Americans, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). The disease is often misunderstood, and while better testing and awareness are making it easier to identify, living with heart failure is challenging. Here, patients who have heart failure share things that surprised them about the …

Stroke Awareness

stroke awareness is one of the biggest issues in today’s society.  Too few people realize how serious of a problem stroke is until it happens to them, someone in their family or to a loved one.  The Stroke Network has been working on-line with those affected by stroke for over 20 years. Our mission with …

Small Brain Lesions Equal Big Stroke, Big Mortality Risk

Very small (<3 mm) brain lesions, which are often dismissed as benign, more than triple the risk for stroke and stroke-related death in asymptomatic middle-aged and older adults with no history of clinical stroke, new research shows. As well, the study showed that having larger lesions (3 mm or greater) also increases the risk for …

8 Steps to Use Physical Therapy to Recover From a Stroke

According to the National Institutes of Health, over 700,000 people suffer from a stroke every year in the United States. Most of those individuals will survive the stroke, and need help with rehabilitation once they recover. Physical therapy is an effective and necessary form of rehabilitation which helps people recover their ability to use their …

3 Ways to Recognize the Warning Signs of a Stroke

According to the National Stroke Organization, each year nearly 800,000 people will experience a stroke. Every four minutes someone dies from a stroke, but 80 percent of strokes are preventable. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in adults in the United States.[1] There are three different types …

6 Easy Steps to Identify if Someone Had a Stroke

A stroke occurs when blood flow to your brain is interrupted, causing your brain cells to shut down, as they do not have the necessary oxygen and nutrients to function. Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the US and the UK and result in 10% of deaths worldwide.[1] It is important that …

7 Daily Life Habits to Prevent a Stroke

A stroke can be a devastating event with serious long-term consequences. Advances in stroke treatment have made the long term outcome for stroke patients better. However, there is often a short window of time for effective treatment. One important approach to stroke care includes prevention, especially for people who are at risk. Not every stroke …

10 Strategies to Reverse Your Stroke Risk

Do you think you can’t change or control your chances of having a stroke? Think again. If you are at high risk of stroke, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you are locked into a fate of having a stroke. In fact, the most common stroke risk factors are reversible, and you can virtually blot out …

5 Ways to Stop a TIA from Becoming a Full-Fledged Stroke

Why do some strokes cause permanent neurological deficits while others are only limited TIA’s or mini strokes? For someone who never had a stroke before, it may seem only fair for a cautionary TIA to arrive first- just to let you know that it is time to consider stroke risk and prevention. In some instances, …