High Risk of Secondary Stroke After the First

WedJan20BrainCI.jpgIN YOUR DAILY DOSE today you’ll discover that a specific population of people have a higher risk of suffering a secondary stroke after the first. Although the risk is higher, with good preventative measures, you can help to reduce your risk of a secondary stroke and a primary one as well. 

IN MAKING CHANGES today is a list of lifestyle choices that will reduce your risk of suffering a stroke.

IN FACT OR FICTION you’ll discover that the 7-10 split, long believed to be the hardest split to score, may actually not be the most difficult after all.


In The News

Research released from the University of California demonstrates that children who survived childhood cancer and suffer one stroke have a higher likelihood of suffering another stroke than people who have never had cancer.

Research from the Pediatric Brain Tumor Center found that the main predictor of another stroke was radiation therapy to the head, high blood pressure and an older age at the time of the first stroke.  This evidence gives physicians the necessary information to adjust stroke prevention strategies after a first stroke.

Dr. Sabine Mueller, Director of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Center, says,

"We are at a point where more children are surviving cancer because of life-saving interventions.  Now, we are facing long-term problems associated with these interventions."

SOURCE:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150826161555.htm  


Daily Health Tip

Based on the findings of this study, physicians at the University of California have updated their protocols for monitoring patients who survived their first stroke and who have survived brain cancer as a child or underwent radiation therapy to the brain. However, these modifications are not required on a national level.

Mueller says, "If we could identify high-risk patients, we could recommend they be followed by a pediatric stroke specialist.  That will be huge in providing effective follow-up care for these children."


Making Changes

Stroke is physical condition in which a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or leaks blood. In both cases the brain tissue suffers from lack of oxygen and dies. This cell death will result in physical symptoms that range from difficulty walking to inability to walk, talk or feed yourself.

There are lifestyle choices you can make that will reduce your potential risk.

1. Get 8 hours of sleep each night.

2. Take a multivitamin to supplement your nutritional needs.

3. Reduce your carbohydrates to less than 100 grams per day which will reduce the inflammatory response in your body.

4. Exercise for 30 minutes each day if you doctor says you are healthy enough for exercise.

5. Do what is necessary to control your blood pressure, both with medication and lifestyle choices.

6. Quit smoking and reduce your alcohol and caffeine intake.


My Daily Affirmation

Plus, with the work out of the way, we have more time to spend together on fun activities!

We practice being nice to each other. Saying "please" and "thank you" encourages our family to be more courteous to each other. When we treat each other with respect, our entire family is in a better mood.


Fact Or Fiction?

Is the 7-10 split the hardest pin configuration to hit in bowling? You could be surprised by the answer!  Click here to find out.


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Have a wonderful day!

Your Healthy Life America Team


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