Maintaining good mental health has been shown to protect cardiovascular health. For middle-aged women, controlling depression may play a key role in preventing stroke.
Days or even weeks after a stroke, some patients experience intense pain. Medications and magnetic or electrical stimulation can help, but doctors often fail to correctly diagnose the condition.
Unless you’re among that seeming handful of workers who keep their Zen-like attitude no matter what, routine workday stresses can leave you feeling undone.
If you have a stroke, you need to get to a hospital fast and receive therapy that will minimize damage to the brain. An ambulance may be quickest, but not all patients are calling EMS for help.
Residents of the southeastern “stroke belt” may begin developing a higher risk of stroke death at an early age. Healthy habits started as a teen may be key to lowering later stroke risk.