Diabetes and the Risk for Stroke

Diabetes and the Risk for Stroke

Author: Prof. David Tanne; Sackler faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University What is Diabetes Insulin is a hormone made in the pancreas that helps move glucose from the food you eat to your body’s cells. It helps glucose to enter the cells in your body so it can be...

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Physical Activity and Stroke Prevention

Physical Activity and Stroke Prevention

Author: Rachel Dankner, M.D., M.P.H. One of the main goals in stroke reduction is to control vascular risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, smoking cessation, and maintain a healthy diet and aerobic exercise. Among the numerous health benefits of...

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Hypertension

Hypertension

Hypertension is the most important known risk factor for stroke. It is characterized by long-term increased blood pressure (BP) against the artery walls that may cause health problems, such as cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. High blood pressure damages...

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Atrial Fibrilation

Atrial Fibrilation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an established independent risk factor for stroke. It is the most frequent heart arrhythmia, characterized by an irregular and often rapid heartbeat. AF is strongly age-dependent, affecting 4% of individuals older than 60 years and 8% of...

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High blood pressure
Diabetes
Atrial fibrilation
Physical inactivity
Hight cholesterol
Poor diet
Smoking
Alcohol
Obesity