Stroke prevention and exercise

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Avatar n tn But it means you have to be extra careful with the cholesterol. Eat healthy and get exercise. Stop smoking if you do.
Avatar f tn He also has type II diabetes that is totally undercontrol by diet and exercise but he does take BP lowering drugs and Cholesterol lowering drugs(Lipitor) and is on Zocor. Now it is a year (Jan 2008) and he went for a follow up CT scan. The scan revealed that the clot is still encapsulated- but that is has gotten longer in diameter. How do you prevent a stroke? Is there any surgery available? Is there any medication to decrease this from getting longer?
Avatar m tn I'm a 50 year old male with a family history of heart disease and stroke and am trying to prevent it if possible. I exercise daily and maintain a healthy diet. Will this be good enough in the long run? I tend to worry about it too much because of the problems my parents had but I think my numbers are good. BP runs about 115/65 on average and my total cholesterol is about 100, HDL 45. My glucose is about 85 so hopefully this will keep me out of trouble.
Avatar n tn Thrombolytic therapy is the use of drugs to break up or dissolve blood clots which cause heart attacks and stroke. What I meant to say was antithrombotic threrapy, which is the prevention of clots from forming again. Drugs used for this include warfarin and heparin. Sorry for the slight confusion. You should talk to your mother's doctors if she needs this. May you and your family have a better New Year ahead of all of you.
Avatar m tn After 3 weeks I insisted that the Dr's give her more than the 2 bags of saline because my mother had opened her eyes and would respond to me - they would not take me seriously so over the weekend every little flicker of response I wrote down and got the nurses to veryify and on the Monday the Dr was amazed but increased mum's fluid and decided to start a treatment plan and take her to a stroke ward. A NG tube was fitted.
Avatar n tn Your cerebral and neck blood vessels should be evaluated also for any narrowings It is extremely important to control your blood pressure whether you have had a stroke or not. With this event and your previous TIA and your stroke risk factors (cholesterol should be checked also) you probably should be on at least an aspirin. Aspirin and plavix are equivalent essentially, it just plavix is more expensive.
Avatar m tn Try posting on Cardiac Rehabilitation and Ask A Doctor - Cardiovascular Disease Prevention forums. For blood vessel assistance use Google search for 'vascular and circulatory forums'. MedHelp at this time does not provide one.
Avatar n tn However, side effects of this should be considered and asked with the treating doctor. Another stroke prevention strategy should be take low-fat diet, limit alcohol, quit smoking, exercise regularly and get your blood pressure monitored every years, especially if high blood pressure history is present in your family. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn I was at my chiropractor's office (a great overall health and fitness person as well) today and in addition to my other various ailments was telling him about how I feel so sick the day after I exercise and then for a few days, and YES backtracking any progress that you have made. Anyway, he had suggested that it could be.....something to do with our creatin (I believe) and there was a specific name for the condition. Obviously, I should have written it down at that point.
1478333 tn?1287405134 “The effectiveness of vitamin D in fall prevention in all people with stroke has not yet been determined,” Bachelor explained. He said that while previous research had illustrated that fall-prevention programs that included exercise were effective for seniors, what wasn’t as clear was whether such regiments helped individuals who had differed a stroke.
Avatar n tn I have not had a stroke and I do have more occlusion than you cite but I understand your fear. My doctors suggested that I take Vitamin E and Folic Acid to assist in plaque prevention. I don't know if this is something your doctor would suggest or the amounts he/she would suggest but I thought I would put it out there for you. It is very hard not "doing" something to prevent such a fearsome thing. Maybe the Neuro, here, will have a comment.
Avatar n tn Though they are of no immediate threat, the presence of ischemic changes can be a risk factor for future stroke. Hence, prevention methods should include a healthy lifestyle, and a combination of diet, exercise, and medicines. Please discuss with your treating doctors. Take care!
Avatar n tn Dedicated to reducing the incidence and severity of stroke through prevention, medical treatment, rehabilitation, family support and research. Research grants on prevention and treatment. Newsletter, professional publication, information and referrals. Guidance for starting stroke clubs and groups. Write: National Stroke Association, 96 Inverness Dr. East, Suite E, Englewood, CO 80111-5112. Call (303)649-9299 or 800-STROKES; FAX: (303)649-1328.
Avatar m tn Some recent trials failed to show a benefit with a new medication that did not get FDA approval. Focus on prevention -- diet, exercise, and medications if your doctor thinks medications will help. I hope this helps.
Avatar n tn : : been for about 12 years. He has kept his weight down and is on medication : : : : (one pill daily for his diabetes). He was sent back to the facilty with : : : : instructions to take 4 aspirins daily. He is 55 years old. Any help!!! : : : : ======================================================================= : : : It sounds like your husband was lucky enough to have a very mild stroke, but : : : I understand your concern that further strokes should be prevented.
159619 tn?1538184537 Finally, if you would like to be very aggressive and use the state of the art in screening, you might consider heart scan to provide you a calcium score and risk stratify you for development of heart disease.
Avatar n tn My husband has recently suffered a stroke. He was hospitalized and treated with heparin. The diagnosis was a diabetic related stroke. It has been only one week and he seems to have recovered with no residue effect. His speech was initally affected as was his left arm and hand. The problem is he is incarcerated in a Federal Prison and needs have more information on what can be done to prevent another stroke. He is a diabetic, and has been for about 12 years.
Avatar n tn My husband has recently suffered a stroke. He was hospitalized and treated with heparin. The diagnosis was a diabetic related stroke. It has been only one week and he seems to have recovered with no residue effect. His speech was initally affected as was his left arm and hand. The problem is he is incarcerated in a Federal Prison and needs have more information on what can be done to prevent another stroke. He is a diabetic, and has been for about 12 years.
Avatar n tn I'm taking Prinivil 10 mg, Procardia XL 30 mg, and Toporol XL 50 mg all 1x day. I exercise regularly and extensively - running up to 5 miles a day on the treadmill. I've had regular echos, stress echos, and a TEE. The TEE found a tricuspid valve and was reported as aortic prolapse (no kidding). My heart was reported as slightly enlarged. No other abnormalities were reported. I'm writing because I originally went to the Dr.
Avatar f tn 1) why the sudden and dramatic change in health from an attack of upper left abdominal pain 2) She’s not occasionally dizzy like a kid standing too long on stage - without medication she “blacks out” every morning and is lightheaded pretty much every time she stands up 3) I’m concerned that the shunt puts her at higher risk for stroke and could overwork her heart and that the bradycardia/arrhythmia may not be just an athlete’s bradycardia (or the result of 25 mg of Atenolol).
Avatar n tn BFS is thought to be slightly correlated to the body weight and height of a person and to the anxiety level, a history of regular strenuous exercise, Attention deficit disorder (or drugs used to treat it). People with essential tremor appear to have a greater chance of developing BFS. In addition, other genetic and environmental factors make the patient more susceptible to BFS. BFS can also be attributed to long term use of anticholinergics such as diphenhydramine.
Avatar n tn My husband has recently suffered a stroke. He was hospitalized and treated with heparin. The diagnosis was a diabetic related stroke. It has been only one week and he seems to have recovered with no residue effect. His speech was initally affected as was his left arm and hand. The problem is he is incarcerated in a Federal Prison and needs have more information on what can be done to prevent another stroke. He is a diabetic, and has been for about 12 years.
Avatar n tn As regards prevention of future strokes good diabetic control is very important as is a proper diet, exercise and control of high blood pressure. The mainstay of therapy is to prevent the blood from cloting by using Asprin, not as a painkiller but because it this the blood. Most Doctors recommend a dose of 325mg so four tablets sounds like a lot, and may cause stomach upset. If Asprin is not strong enouh a drug called Ticlid is used.
Avatar m tn What started me down this "slippery slope" was an episode of Afib. It was after this that I was put on the simvastatin and metoprolol. I also take aspirin ( full dose ) and flecainide for the afib. Both the metoprolol and flecainide are taken at a low dose. My readings before I started the simvastatin, were ( 140 total ) HDL 33 LDL 79 and Triglycerides 139 . What has changed is that my HDL has gone down to 24 from 33 LDL has gone down to 65.
Avatar m tn Hence, prevention methods should include a healthy lifestyle, and a combination of diet, exercise, and medicines. Please discuss with your treating doctors. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
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