What is Stroke?

Stroke is a medical emergency condition that is caused by an interruption of blood flow to any part of the brain, causing damage to the brain cells. It is caused by rupture or bleeding of a blood vessel in the brain.

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Lifestyle Risk Factors

Seemingly tiny and healthy alterations in your routine can largely reduce your risk for strokes. While making changes may be challenging, discipline and consistency will always get you where you need to go.

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Stroke Medications

There are numerous kinds of treatment options that a doctor can prescribe to stroke patients: tPA, a thrombolytic; blood thinners; as well as drugs that reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

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Tips To Prevent A Stroke

Everyone should understand what they can do to prevent strokes. It does not matter whether you are young or have no family history of it. After all, strokes can affect every single one of us. You might be wondering if certain activities put you at a higher risk of stroke. Studies suggest that vaping is among them, although this claim will only be more verifiable in the future. vaping is a good process Recommended by some experts. In the meantime, there are clear and proven ways to practice stroke prevention. The following tips below can lower your risk for the condition.
Bring down blood …

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Signs of a Stroke

As aforementioned, stroke is a medical emergency and requires immediate medical attention. Some of the signs of stroke can be recognized by what is known as F.A.S.T.
The fast acronym embodies the most common signs of a stroke

Is your Face drooping?
Can you lift both Arms?
Is your Speech jumbled or slurred?
Then it is Time to call 9-1-1 immediately.

If you exhibit one or more of these signs, then you …

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Working Out After Stroke

Working out is not only a great way to get back into shape and keep fit but also a good way to maintain your health through rehabilitation. Exercise can help you stay fit and much healthier – in all ramifications – to minimize the chances of a stroke recurrence.
It can also help enhance your quality of living, even from the comfort of your personal space. But stroke is a tad complex and requires personalized exercises to ensure safety – a physiotherapist may be advisable.
Tips for a Successful Exercise After a Stroke

Inform your stroke team that you are ready to work out before you begin any …

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The Power of Community

Connecting with people who have gone through a similar experience can be a helpful way to heal. Life After Strokes offers two ways to remain connected if you or a loved one live with conditions like stroke, heart disease, or vascular cognitive impairment.
1. Online Group Support
Community of Fighters
If you have been diagnosed or just had an event, our loving and united online community is here and ready to support you. The Community for Fighters is aimed at providing survivors in Canada with a safe, welcoming, and bilingual space. Here, you will discuss what it is like to live with heart disease or stroke.

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How You Can Help

There are numerous ways to assist! Learn about ways to make a difference in your locality and Canada by giving your time and skill.