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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How to Manage your Medication

In treating stroke it is crucial to have a good grip on your medication and follow it to the letter. Filling up Your Prescription There are a few tips to ensure you don’t miss your doses: ¬†Fill up your prescriptions as soon as you receive them from the pharmacy. The hospital can even send your …

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Depression

Sadness is different from depression. Sadness is usually intermittent in that it comes and goes. It is perfectly normal to feel sad or lost after suffering a stroke. Sadness that does not leave may indicate depression. Most stroke survivors and their loved ones may slip into clinical depression. It is vital to know the signs …

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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 …

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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.