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Foods You Need to Eat to Prevent Strokes

Foods-to-help-prevent-strokesSnap 2015-11-11 at 16.30.44Strokes are a scary condition to think about but you’re not totally powerless to prevent them.

There are three main causes of strokes: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and excess body weight. By eating foods that keep these factors under control, you can reduce your risk of getting a stroke and achieve greater health.

Foods to Lower Your Blood Pressure Having high blood pressure can quadruple your risk of getting a stroke! It’s therefore vital to control it. Get your blood pressure tested and take medications if you need them. However, there are foods that naturally lower your blood pressure. 

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What Is A Stroke?

Brain Diagram by ADAM, The Troke FOundationSource:
Medical Author: Benjamin C. Wedro, MD, FAAEM
Medical Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

Stroke: What is it?

A stroke, or cerebrovascular accident (CVA), occurs when blood supply to part of the brain is disrupted, causing brain cells to die. When blood flow to the brain is impaired, oxygen and glucose cannot be delivered to the brain. Blood flow can be compromised by a variety of mechanisms.

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70 Ways to Increase Your Brain Power


By Steve Gillman
Excerpt from A Book of Secrets

You Want More Brainpower - Not Higher IQ Scores!

Okay, maybe you want higher IQ scores too. The American Heritage Dictionary defines Intelligence Quotient as "The ratio of tested mental age to chronological age, usually expressed as a quotient multiplied by 100."

Read more: 70 Ways to Increase Your Brain Power

24 Key Questions to Ask Your Doctor if you Had a Stroke

question-mark-redBy Ray Lengal

Cerebral vascular accidents, more commonly known as stroke, occur when an area of the brain dies because of lack of blood flow. The brain needs a constant supply of oxygen and sugar to live, without blood flow the nerves in the brain will die.

     The major causes of stroke are clogging of an artery in the brain, a blood clot in one of the blood vessels, bleeding in the brain, low blood pressure and a blood clotting disorders.

Read more: 24 Key Questions to Ask Your Doctor if you Had a Stroke

After a Stroke: Medications to Reduce Arm Spasticity

arm-spasticity-thestrokefoundationBy Annie Stuart  (
Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD

When it comes to stroke rehabilitation, one medication doesn’t fit all. Your stroke rehab team will work with you to find out which medications, if any, can improve stiffness after a stroke. It's important to remember these medications are not a cure. They are ongoing treatments that relieve the symptoms of spasticity.

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