Cholesterol: Is Stroke in Your Blood?

Cholesterol: Is Stroke in Your Blood?

Cholesterol is a fatty, waxy substance used by the body to build healthy cells. Your body naturally makes all the cholesterol it needs and carries it around the body in the bloodstream. But some people are more susceptible to having higher levels of cholesterol, and...
The Link Between Stroke and Heart Disease

The Link Between Stroke and Heart Disease

Heart disease and stroke have a lot in common. They happen because of the problems with blood vessels (in heart or brain) and are linked by their prevalence, being among the top causes of death worldwide, and by their long list of preventable causes. They are both...
Is Your Heart Putting You at Risk of Stroke?

Is Your Heart Putting You at Risk of Stroke?

Some people have an irregular, and often rapid, heartbeat (known as Atrial Fibrillation), which makes them more likely to experience a stroke. This condition is often associated with other diseases that affect the heart, such as high blood pressure, coronary artery...
5 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

5 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Heart disease and stroke are the two leading causes of death globally, accounting for 15.2 million deaths in 2016. (1) In adults aged 45–69, they are also the leading causes of life years lost through disability and deaths worldwide. (2) The good news is that heart...
How Alcohol Affects Your Brain

How Alcohol Affects Your Brain

Poor memory, slurred speech, impaired coordination. We know that excessive alcohol consumption affects our brain function in the short-term. But how can its impact on the brain potentially lead to stroke? Stroke is an attack on the brain Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs)...
5 Reasons to Reduce Alcohol Intake

5 Reasons to Reduce Alcohol Intake

Reports in the press often give conflicting advice about whether drinking alcohol in moderation is good or bad for you. But one thing’s for certain: Heavy alcohol consumption is a risk factor for all types of stroke. (1) Drinking alcohol raises blood pressure;...