It doesn’t matter how old you are or how long you’ve been smoking, quitting smoking at any time improves your health. When you quit, you are likely to add years to your life, breathe more easily, have more energy, and save money.
With winter approaching here in the northwest of the USA, it is only appropriate to mention several of the ways to help improve or maintain your physical fitness, especially your cardiovascular abilities.
Up to 80 percent of second clot-related strokes may be preventable. But a lot depends on you. Get your pen out and create your prevention checklist.
Recognizing and treating TIAs can lower the risk of a major stroke. If you have a TIA, your health care team can find the cause and take steps to prevent a major stroke
A stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, occurs when something blocks blood supply to part of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts.
Do you know the signs of a potential stroke?
Maybe now is the time to learn them just in case one of your loved ones is acting strangely or not responding to you.
Knowing, or at least having a passing knowledge of the common signs of a stroke may save a life. These signs are the same in both men and women.
When I tell people that the most dangerous food additive they are likely to eat is salt they get really disappointed because they expect me to say an artificial sweetener or flavour, neither of which probably has any effect on their health. Salt is off the radar; no-one cares about salt.
Think of salt and health and the first, and possibly only, association you can make is to link salt and high blood pressure. That's understandable as anyone with hypertension is told cut out salt and choose salt-reduced foods. Having high blood pressure also increases the chance of having a stroke.
Warning signs often precede a stroke and if these signs are recognized soon enough serious damage may be avoided. Quick reactions to the signs may even help to prevent or reduce the strokes damage.