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World Stroke Day: Emphasize prevention, early detection

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October 29, 2012

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Comments

Kirk
November 13, 2012

I agree that prevention is better than cure not only in this kind of health problem but to all concerns regarding our health. Emphasizing prevention, early detection helps people to be more careful and aware of everything that may contribute stroke to happen. This article has achieved its goal in explaining the importance of prevention to all readers of this post.

Kirk

Bintang
November 12, 2012

i think the worst think that effect on our heart health is from food. isnt it?

Don Bross
November 08, 2012

Thanks for this amazing post. Can you make more like these in the future?

Angelia
November 02, 2012

I do appreciate the spreading of awareness, but IMO it was sorely lacking in failing to note one of the top symptoms of which “women” need to be aware–Hiccups. (Yes, you heard that correctly).

Additionally, there is a condition that affects the vascular beds of many main arteries, called FMD (Fibromuscular Dysplasia…don’t let the term cause confusion–“it is not “muscular” related), which is very underdiagnosed, also primarily in women, unless found incidentally, primarily upon angiography. Very high incidence of vascular accidents, as an FYI.

rian
November 01, 2012

diet and exercises are the best way to prevent strooke I think. We should be more aware to how important of healthy diet and exercise because our body should get the best nutrients and lose weight through exercises to avoid us from any kind of diseases.

md asif
October 31, 2012

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We may in all probability save even as several neurons if we have a tendency to may forestall the neural cascade of death following stroke thanks to excitotoxicity, salt poisoning, and non-release of capillaries thanks to pericytes. however that may need the medical institution to really do some work instead of simply dump everything on the victim and say you didn’t eat right, management your weight, diabetes,etc., therefore you caused your stroke.

sulaemandiki
October 31, 2012

your article is veri nice and very useful for me.
I happen to really need this information

dean r
October 30, 2012

We could probably save just as many neurons if we could prevent the neuronal cascade of death following stroke due to excitotoxicity, glutamate poisoning, and non-release of capillaries due to pericytes. But that would require the medical establishment to actually do some work rather than just dump everything on the victim and say you didn’t eat right, control your weight, diabetes,etc., so you caused your stroke.

Tony
October 29, 2012

That’s totally BS,Blacks are more likely to have a Stroke than whites,People who smoke are more likely to have a Stroke,People who sit on there lazy butt’s are more likely to have stroke,
Strokes are blind to race,.
That’s BS….

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