Seven things you can do to prevent a stroke
What can you do to prevent stroke? Age makes us more susceptible to having a stroke, as does having a mother, father, or other close relative who has had a stroke.
More natural ways to lower blood pressure
High blood pressure or rather hypertension is associated with stroke, heart disease, erectile dysfunction, kidney failure and sudden death. It is estimated that about 33 per cent of adult Nigerians are hypertensive. Several conventional medicines have shown promise in lowering and regulating blood pressure but they come at a huge cost. The patient may have…
Gabon's President Bongo, suffered a stroke
Gabon's President Ali Bongo, out of the country since falling ill in October, suffered a stroke, his vice president said, providing the first official details of his illness. The 59-year-old leader left hospital in Morocco earlier this month and is recovering at a private residence in the capital Rabat after weeks of silence about his…
Stroke prevention drug combo shows promise
If you have had a minor stroke or a transient ischemic stroke (TIA), taking the clot-preventing drug clopidogrel along with aspirin may lower your risk of having a major stroke within the next 90 days...
Frequent hot water bath ‘stops’ stroke
Frequent sauna bathing is associated with a reduced risk of stroke, according to a new international study. In a 15-year follow-up study, people taking a sauna four-seven times a week were 61 per cent less likely to suffer a stroke than those taking a sauna once a week.
Short children face greater risk of suffering stroke as adults
Short children are at greater risk of suffering a stroke later in life, according to new research. Being two to three inches shorter growing up raised the likelihood of the disease in both men and women. The discovery follows research by British scientists showing the vertically challenged are at increased risk of a heart attack.…
How menstruating before 10, reaching menopause earlier than 45 cause stroke
Women who start their period before 10 years old, or enter the menopause younger than 45, have an increased risk of suffering a stroke, new research suggests. Menstruating before the age of 13 is often caused by obesity, which also puts individuals at a higher risk of cardiovascular events, such as stroke, a study review…
Hot weather could lead to kidney failure, stroke, excessive bleeding
The current hot and humid weather nationwide, even in coastal areas, such as Lagos, is causing concern across the country, even as meteorologists and medical experts warn of its dangers on human and natural resources.
Stroke: Prevention is better, smarter and cheaper than cure
Most of us must have known a relative, friend or fellow worker who has had stroke. As the name implies and simply put, it is a catastrophic loss of power and movement...
Lettuce ‘cure’ for depression, stroke, thromboembolism
Lettuce has been traditionally used for relieving pain, inflammation, insomnia, anxiety, neurosis, dry coughs, rheumatic pain, stomach problems including indigestion and lack of appetite.