Stroke (Cva)

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The blood-brain barrier is a defense mechanism in our body to protect our brain.  It works to protect us  from harmful substances, while allowing substances required by the brain such as water and oxygen.  There are a range of potential therapeutics that may aid, for example, central nervous system…

Rates of vascular dementia double in the US every 5.3 years, Alzheimer's rates double every 4.3 and they can co-exist later in life ( 1 ). While Alzheimer's and vascular dementia are different conditions they share many of the same contributing factors. The primary factors appear to be poor diet as…

Persistent vegetative states (or "unresponsive wakefulness syndrome") arise following brain damage leaving the patients in a state of partial arousal. While potential outcomes will vary depending on the causal factors, after 3-6 months chances for a complete recovery are considered low and genera…

As most of us are well aware there are a number of diet, lifestyle and possibly even emotional changes that need to worked towards to limit stroke risk.  There are all very similar with the addition of potential medications to avoid a recurrence. Within diet  - you want to choose more fruits, vege…

Around 18% of people who have a stroke or TIA end up experiencing varying degrees of depression.  This can be due to changes in the brain, of course, but also the anger, frustration, and other associated emotions involved in trying to regain functioning.  Further there is some overlap between pre-…

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