Tag Archives: stroke risk
High stress activity in the brain may indicate a future risk of heart attack and stroke, according to new research. Ahmed Tawakol of Massachusetts General Hospital coauthored the recent study, which found that those with a higher level of activity… Read More
Stroke and chronic kidney disease risk increases with Southern-style diet of processed meats and friend foods. The Southern diet is characterized by fried and fatty foods, which by now we know can contribute to poor heart health. Researchers from… Read More
The risk of a second stroke can be predicted by one’s health condition prior to the first attack. The study uncovered that patients who had high blood pressure, along with other heart risk factors, prior to their first stroke were… Read More
Stroke risk may increase with caring for a sick spouse or experiencing violence. In a study, spouse caregivers that were stressed had a 95 percent higher risk of stroke compared to matched controls.
Lead author, Sindhu Lakkur, said, “Stroke is… Read More
If you aren’t getting proper sleep on a nightly basis, you are increasing your risk of stroke. Sleep is the time when our bodies finally get to recharge and take a break from the busy day. Our hormones become regulated,… Read More
Testosterone treatment in elderly benefits sex drive and mobility, enhances mood, and lowers stroke risk. Testosterone decreases over time, and studies on testosterone therapies in elderly men have often been inconclusive. The latest study has found that administering testosterone therapy… Read More
Oral bacteria have been found to increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke. Within a single hospital, the researchers studied the patients admitted for stroke to uncover an association between oral bacteria and hemorrhagic stroke. In patients who experienced intracerebral hemorrhage… Read More
It seems we are all concerned about our blood pressure, whether it’s too high or too low. If your doctor has raised concerns about your blood pressure, you may have gone out and purchased an at-home device to monitor it.… Read More
Exhaled carbon monoxide levels can be an indication of stroke risk and heart disease. A recent study found that in seemingly healthy adults exhaled carbon monoxide levels indicated an increased stroke risk.
Carbon monoxide is naturally produced by the body… Read More
Heart disease and stroke risk in women is higher if an artery disease-causing gene is present. Heart disease is the primary cause of death within the U.S., and a person dies from a heart disease-related event every minute. To prevent… Read More
The risk of stroke increases with high job stress, according to the latest findings. Additionally, women were found to be at higher risk of these effects. To achieve the findings, researchers analyzed six previous studies, which looked at nearly 140,000… Read More
Sleep apnea, sleep disordered breathing (SBD), has been linked to an increased stroke risk. Sleep disordered breathing is a condition characterized by a group of disorders, which involve abnormal respiratory patterns or insufficient ventilation during sleep.
Apnea is a condition… Read More