stroke

Blogs about having a stroke and living with the after effects of having a stroke.

Emma Hammett

19 Jun

Strokes can happen to anyone at any age, what causes them, how to spot them and what to do

A stroke (or CVA Cerebral Vascular Accident) is a disturbance to the blood flow of the brain caused by a blockage or bleed in one of the blood vessels supplying the brain. Blockages to the brain are a lot more …

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talkhealth

5 Apr

Zebrafish & Parkinson’s, Poor Diets, Stroke Risks & More

Have you missed the latest news this week (5th April?) Don’t worry, we’ve summarised the key stories for you below. The diets cutting 1 in 5 lives short A recent, influential study shows how the food we eat is putting …

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talkhealth

21 Sep

This week in health – 21 September 2018

The wind has picked up and the nights have cooled down since our last health news round-up, but we’re still enjoying the odd sunny hour or two at talkhealth headquarters, too. The week’s health news has been as mixed as …

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talkhealth

14 Sep

This week in health – 14 September 2018

You might agree that health seems to have suddenly become a more popular topic than ever in the media, with breaking news stories almost every day. Here are a few that caught our attention here at talkhealth in the past …

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James Rush

12 Apr

Sodium healthy or unhealthy?

Salt has been valued highly for as long as mankind can remember, to the point in which people used to use it for trading with others around the globe. Salt was a significant factor as to why early humans settled …

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11 Jan

All You Need to Know About High Cholesterol

High cholesterol is a disease that plagues worldwide (WHO, 2015). Every now and then, a new patient is diagnosed with high cholesterol, and asked to make major changes in life if he wants to live longer. Cholesterol: The Basics Cholesterol …

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8 Jan

Control Your High Blood Pressure

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          Every now and then, at least one person is declared a patient of hypertension or high blood pressure. Hypertension is a disease when the blood pressure of a person elevates as compared to average. All …

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Different Strokes

17 Sep

Working longer hours ‘increases stroke risk’

Recent research published in The Lancet suggests working 55 hours or more per week is linked to a 33% greater risk of stroke compared with working a standard 35 to 40 hour week. It is the largest study in this …

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Different Strokes

17 Sep

Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity is the brain’s amazing ability to reorganise itself.  We’d be interested to hear what you think. www.differentstrokes.co.uk Twitter @diffstrokes +1088   

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Different Strokes

30 Jun

Changing perceptions – did you know that young people have strokes too? …

Stroke used to be viewed as an affliction of old age; it was something that happened to your granny or granddad. However, latest figures(1) show that at least 1 in 4 strokes are happening to people of working age and …

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Kate Allatt

16 Dec

Is stroke sexy?

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A stroke is absolutely NOT sexy, let me be clear so I don’t offend anyone! However, why have we still not made the subject of stroke with politicians, TV and newspaper editors SEXY enough to write about? How often do …

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Kate Allatt

29 Oct

Mental ill-health & stroke – the hidden consequence

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As most now know Robin Williams committed suicide.  I think the immediate comments on Twitter summed up the widespread ignorance of the impact of severe depression and anxiety in our society when one wrote, ‘So What has Robin Williams got …

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Stef

5 Sep

Top Tips to Reduce Your Chances of Suffering a Stroke

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Has any of your parents or other relatives suffered from stroke in the past? Chances are, you might also be a candidate for stroke. Stairlift companies say they receive hundreds of requests for home mobility assistance and stairlift information each month …

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Daz

16 Aug

Frustrations of a weekly weigh in

Friday again, time to weigh to see how my “food optimising” is going. Its not called a “diet”, not on Slimming World, its food optimising. Makes sense really once you start doing it and get a gist of how it …

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Daz

15 Aug

Eventful

Well, eventful for me anyway. Went shopping Tuesday, the delights of Tesco. It is though one of the very very few times I can just be me and forget all about the stroke issues. Believe it or not using a …

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Daz

12 Aug

Another Week Begins

Well, another Monday arrives. I had a sneaky weigh this morning. Something I keep telling people off for, stick to weighing on your chosen day of the week so that you don’t feel disappointed with a gain or no loss, …

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Daz

11 Aug

Pondering

Wow, what a few days that has been. Funeral on Friday. My dear Mother lost her Sister, my Auntie. I haven’t seen Her for years so felt a little detached at the crematorium but still it was a sad occasion, …

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Daz

8 Aug

My first blog

Where to start? I suppose the pleasantries would be good? My name is Darren, otherwise known as Daz, but NEVER Dar. Grrr, hate it with a passion. Funny how as a kid I grew up with a hatred of the …

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