What is a stroke? Strokes are life-threatening – signs and symptoms you MUST look out for

A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition, regarded as a medical emergency. It occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off, which injures the brain and can leave victims with long-term problems. The brain needs the oxygen and nutrients provided by blood to function properly. If the supply of […]

High blood pressure linked to strokes and Alzheimer’s

Researchers also found that the number of brain lesions did not change even if participants used high blood pressure drugs. They analysed 1,288 older people and found that participants whose blood pressure was 10 per cent higher than average were 46 per cent more likely to have brain lesions. The pensioners with higher blood pressure […]

Heart attack and strokes: Intermittent fasting SLASHES risk, new study finds

People who regularly participate in intermittent fasting are less likely to go to have strokes or develop heart disease, new research has found. Intermittent fasting is a pattern of eating where you eat normally five days a week and fast on the other two days, limiting your intake to 500 calories for women and 600 […]

High blood pressure pills could be given to millions to cut heart attacks and strokes

High blood pressure is a common condition with more than one in four adults in the UK. But many won’t realise they have it, which puts them at increased risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes. In a bid to significantly reduce the number of heart attacks and strokes, the NHS has […]

Doctors fail to recognise strokes in children as they do not expect them in young people

A Department for Health campaign has highlighted adult stroke symptoms but top doctors now want the plight of children to be given more attention.  Every year about 400 children in the UK are left with physical and mental impairments following a stroke, according to the Stroke Association.  Dr Vijeya Ganesan, a paediatric neurologist and spokeswoman […]