Stroke prevention uk

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1344197 tn?1392822771 Most guidelines for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis recommend the use of calcium supplements, despite the fact that they reduce the risk of fracture only marginally, write Dr Mark J Bolland (University of Auckland, New Zealand) and colleagues.
Avatar f tn Previous randomized trials of statin use for lowering cholesterol have shown, on average, significant reduction in strokes in both primary and secondary prevention of about 15 to 30%. Hence the 27% reduction in stroke incidence is in keeping with the prior observations. iv.Prevention of stroke and dementia with statins: Effects beyond lipid lowering. 4 The epidemiological association between elevated serum cholesterol and stroke risk is controversial.
Avatar m tn Well, it seems that this ‘paradox’ is not limited to France, but is alive and well in several other countries too including the UK, Germany, Austria, Finland, Belgium, Iceland, the Netherlands and Switzerland. In other words, it’s not a paradox at all. It’s only a paradox if one believes saturated fat causes heart disease. The thing is, there’s really no good evidence that it does.
Avatar f tn The NIH has also failed its mission to research the disease, hiding it under CFS at the Office of Research into Women’s Health (ORWH) with a paltry budget, rather than placing M.E. at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke(NINDS) alongside similar diseases as M.S. and Post Polio Syndrome, where it should have a budget on a scale commensurate with the fact that more people are affected by M.E. than M.S. and are just as severely disabled.
Avatar n tn Last year, statin drug companies were pushing the UK (not sure if it was happening elsewhere in the world) to put statins as an over the counter item in chemist shops, so anyone could pop in and buy a box full. I'm not so sure if this has happened but isn't this a high risk to the general population? I always thought that when you start statins you have to have a blood test to check liver function? The fear felt by most doctors over here is that it would misleadingly promote obesity.
Avatar n tn One just cannot take the data from dilating arteries for heart attack or stroke prevention and apply that data to similar procedures on veins. It's an apples or oranges thing. I concur that the procedure is too new and there is too little known about the long-term results to recommend them, IMO.
976897 tn?1379171202 But if saturated fats are the reason, then why do world war II death rates from heart attacks not correspond to this. In World war II in the UK, Meat with high saturated fats was very rationed, while fish and fruit were widely available. This was basically a 50 million strong trial for the effects of lower saturated fat intake. You would expect heart attacks to seriously lower, but this is the opposite to what happened. Heart attack instances more than doubled.
Avatar m tn Then there was this 39 year old woman with a total cholesterol of 150 and she was brought in because she had a stroke. She said she never had high cholesterol. Of course strokes and heart attacks can be caused by other things aside from high cholesterol. But high cholesterol is not good and can contribute to a heart attack or strokes. The new guidlines are below 200 TC, the LDL is what they are really concerned about.
599170 tn?1300977493 I am not sure whether or not I would, I have heard there is a new drug being tested called Rember, in Aberdeen UK it has had some good reports of the trials....
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Avatar f tn It's no wonder people get memory problems when their cholesterol is too low and to me this shows there is a minimum that the body can reach before side effects show. Cardiac rehab in the UK used to educate patients to get LDL to 114 or lower. Now it has been raised to 155 being sufficient.
Avatar n tn I'll keep it short in bullet points - am a male 35, IT consultant, heterosexual, I live in the UK, am in a long term r.ship with partner. - met an american girl in a club London 3 months ago (june 30th), she spoke a bit of french and said she was a consultant for a american company, on her way to a wedding in Spain - we got v. drunk and she took me to the gents, I followed ... stupid me ...
Avatar m tn BTW, your A-fib itself might present a greater stroke risk than plague formation. A-fib allows blood to stagnate in the atria and form tiny clots. Those clots can shot straight up through the carotid artery to the brain where they can occlude arteries and cause strokes. Or, they can increase back-pressure and cause rupture (bleeding) of a vessel that has been weakened by years of hypertension. I'm not trying to scare you.
Avatar n tn Found dead in Wiltshire, England, a village near his home. He had defected from Russia to UK. He had been the #1 scientist in the FSU's bioweapons program. It was thought he was involved with exhuming the bodies of the 10 London victims of the 1919 Type A flu epidemic. Pasechnik died six weeks after the planned exhumations were announced. On November 23, 2001, Pasechnik's death was reported in the New York Times as having occurred two days earlier.
4764932 tn?1359847798 Investigators looked at the relationship between saturated fat intake and coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Their controversial conclusion: “There is insufficient evidence from prospective epidemiologic studies to conclude that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD, stroke, or CVD.
Avatar n tn Cardiac disease,renalfailure and stroke are all caused by contributing factors of hypertension and remember these disorders develop over a long period of time.Start now by prevention.
Avatar n tn I am glad you have access to good education and support and i really really appreciate your time in responding to me. I live in the UK, here i think there seems to be very little done to prevent heart disease. I mean recently we had an advert on tv telling us how to spot the signs of a stroke....but never anything about heart attacks. Also what happened to my dad, it's a picture that they know about...first infarction (minor) that leads to later rupture because it was ignored.
12080135 tn?1453631171 I have relatively low blood pressure avg 100/60 and am taking 75mg of Amitryptiline, 400mg Aciclovir (for cold sore prevention), 500mg x2/d Naproxen, 20mg Omeprazole, Paracetamol 1000mg x 4/d. As a child I had Measles and German Measles x2 as well as Migraine usually related to menstruation cycle in my teens and twenties. I was born Jan in Australia but moved to the UK aged two, I am now 48.
233488 tn?1310696703 According to this study, floaters have lower utility values than mild angina, mild stroke, colon cancer, and asymptomatic HIV infection. This indicates that floaters have a significant negative impact on the quality of life as compared to ocular as well as systemic diseases. It is interesting to note that there was no difference between acute (less than 1 month) and chronic (mean duration of more than 1 year) floaters.
Avatar m tn The risk of stroke or heart attack is still there, the same as it was before the surgery. The only difference is that a better blood flow has been supplied to the deficit area. Aspirin will be required for life to lower the risk of clotting. If your blood pressure has not improved post cabg, then this medication will also continue. A bypass operation will not lower cholesterol, so if your cholesterol is high, statins will always be a requirement.
Avatar n tn My dissection resulted in a stroke and my artery is closed forever. You were lucky! My stroke doc says he sees many dissections in people doing less than what I was doing. Like you, my headache started within a couple of hours of me completing the race. Looking back, I feel that was an indicator that something was not right. As far as exercise goes, no running again. I spin now with a heart rate monitor. I don't let my heart rate go above 150. Have you considered that vs checking bp?
Avatar f tn Patients with type 2 diabetes, writes Balzer and colleagues, might receive particular benefit from flavanol-containing cocoa, because various observational studies have shown that lifestyle modifications are particularly important in the prevention of diabetes and its complications.
Avatar m tn simvastatin has been shown to be the most potent on hbv, it is thought the simvastatin changes ldl so that virus cannot use it to assemble viral antigens while hdl, which is the part of cholesterol that lowers ldl, has been found to be antiviral against hbv, so the higher the better the best ranges are the same for prevention of arterosclerosis or heart diseases: tot chol <150mg/dl ldl60mg/dl any lab check for cholesterol and vit d
675347 tn?1365464245 SSS has to be reapplied every day to every other day to be effective. Do you have Avon products in the UK? I just picked up an all natural repellent for people by Burt's Bees, but I haven't made sure the ingredients are safe for dogs. I'll let you know if I get that checked out.
Avatar m tn Hi Wife, try this for him its transendental meditation, I got this from the daily male, its a UK paper on line today. This type of meditation, which involves making a sound repeatedly, lowers death rates from heart attack and strokes.
Avatar m tn 50ng/ml and oliv oil in the diet which increases oleic acid in blood) start pegintf add on plus sim with normal blood levels of vit d look for an expert and very updated liver specialist on nucs and peg add on, there are other members in uk that found very expert liver specialist who partecipate in making hbv uk guidelines, i can t find the name of this doctor in my emails, hopefully the member will post his name
Avatar f tn Just to point out....hardly any men in the UK are circumsized. There is a very low incidence of penile cancer and we do not have any greater statistics for STD's than the US does. Your decision should be based on different reasons.
195469 tn?1388326488 EL18 - Em from UK. 31 years old. Undiagnosed. Been told I have an organic neuroligical disease...they just don't know what at the moment. Referred to MS Specialist. Lesions found in spine but not brain. Problem found during physical exam. Elevated Protein in CSF but no O-Bands. MRI's to be repeated in December. Things are really improving for me at the moment and I hope to return to work in 2 weeks (gradual phased return).
Avatar m tn I am going to a specialsit clinic in the UK for Lymes and other autoimmune problems even fibromyalgia and M.E. just to see if they can find something going on. The pain gets to me somedays, but i wont take pain meds I have a high threshold for pain but somedays I feel like screaming. How can we have so much pain but have no diagnosis it is just mad. I really feel for you but try to keep positive. It sounds to me as though you have been through enough already without adding to it all.