Category «STROKE»

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 …

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 …

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 …

What Causes Heart Disease?

The media is finally getting and sharing the message that saturated fat and cholesterol aren’t what causes heart disease, so let’s look at what does. You may be surprised at the list below, but there is a great deal of research in Pubmed which backs up these factors. I’ll also note below that a ketogenic …

How to Prevent Stroke

A stroke occurs when part of the brain doesn’t get enough blood. When this occurs the cells don’t get oxygen or nutrients and they die. The best way to prevent a stroke is to live a healthy lifestyle and manage any other medical conditions you might have that may increase your risks. If you or …