5 Signs of Post-stroke Depression (PSD)

5 Signs of Post-stroke Depression (PSD)

Depression is linked with an increased risk of stroke, but it is also very common for people to develop emotional disorders after stroke. According to some studies, nearly 30% of stroke survivors develop depression, either in the early or late stages after stroke,...
5 Interesting Facts About Stroke and Diabetes

5 Interesting Facts About Stroke and Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the world. It can cause many health complications and is known to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, including stroke (1). But the level of risk is influenced by a number of factors, including the type of...
Top Tips for Quitting Smoking

Top Tips for Quitting Smoking

We all know smoking is bad for us. It’s been linked with all kinds of diseases, including stroke. But sometimes even the cold hard facts aren’t enough to make us want to kick the habit. If you’re considering cutting down or giving up, keep in mind these positive...
How Smoking Leads to Stroke

How Smoking Leads to Stroke

Many studies suggest smoking almost doubles the risk of stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a life-threatening type of stroke caused by bleeding into the space surrounding the brain (1). But how exactly does smoking affect the structure and function of the brain...
5 Surprising Facts About Cholesterol

5 Surprising Facts About Cholesterol

When we think about high cholesterol, we probably imagine a big plate of greasy food. It’s true that eating a diet high in saturated fat won’t do anything to help keep your heart healthy and your cholesterol under control. But, there are a few facts you might be...