5 Facts About Obesity and Stroke Risk

5 Facts About Obesity and Stroke Risk

All the evidence points towards a strong link between increased weight and incidence of stroke. Take a look at these interesting facts from studies around the world to understand the risk, depending on your age, weight and lifestyle. 1. Stroke risk increases by 64% in...
Obesity: Weighing Up the Risks of Stroke

Obesity: Weighing Up the Risks of Stroke

In Europe, 51.6% of adults are overweight (1). Being obese not only increases your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes, but also makes you more likely to have a stroke, particularly if you are carrying extra weight around your stomach (2)....
The Importance of Physical Activity After Stroke

The Importance of Physical Activity After Stroke

People who suffer a stroke or TIA (Transient Ischaemic Attack), often called a ‘mini-stroke’, have a higher risk of suffering a full stroke in the future. In fact, around 30% of all strokes are recurrent (1). But the amount of exercise you do, could limit the risk. As...
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...