CAUSE

Researchers in Sweden found that among more than 13,600 men and women followed
since middle-age, those under chronic stress were 14 percent more likely to develop
heart diseases or suffer a stroke.
Source Chronic Stress Tied to Heart, Stroke Risks in
Men.by Amy Norton. Reuters, June 29, 2004.
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WARNING SIGNS

Sudden having severe headache or weakness on one side of the body, loss of ability
to walk, to maintain balance,  to see in oe or both eyes, to think, speak or understand.
Call your doctor immediately if you experience any one of the symptoms above.

HOW TO PREVENT STROKE - Exercise Cuts Risk of Stroke

People with high levels of leisure-time physical activity had a 26 percent lower risk of
any kind of stroke than those with a low level of physical activity. While, those with a
moderate level of physical activity had a 14 percent lower risk of stroke.

Exercise Cuts Risk of Stroke HealthDay New, sAugust 5, 2005 05:56:01 AM PST

Besides, doing exercise. You can also consider watching comic movies and walking.

STUDIES

A interesting finding-low triglyceride levels are associated with increased stroke
severity. The study was conducted by Dr. Tomasz in Poland on 863 consecutive
patients with acute stroke caused by blockage of blood supply to the brain.
Source
Low Triglycerides Tied to More Severe Stroke. Reuters, June 29,2004.

A drug called donepezil (brand: Aricept) used to treat Alzheimer's disease also appears
to help fight another form of dementia caused by cardiovascular problems.
Source
Alzheimer's Drug Treats Stroke-Related Dememtia, HealthDay, June 25, 2004.

Ultrasound-aided therapy on ischemic stroke may be better than stroke drug alone.
Source New English Journal of Medicine, November 18, 2004.

Brain imaging technology such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)  may help to
identify high risk stroke patients.
Source National Institute of Neurological Disorders
and Stroke. October 07, 2004

Cut Fracture Risk After Stroke Serena Gordon, HealthyDay, reported that taking
folate and vitamin B12 supplements after suffering a stroke can reduce the risk of hip
fractures on March 2, 2005. The risk of hip fracture is about 2-4 times higher than
normal after a stroke.


            
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