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New guidelines: Best ways
to prevent a stroke in women

USA Today, by Nanci Hellmich

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/6/2014 4:57:43 PM

Women may have many of the same risk factors for stroke as men – diabetes, high blood pressures, smoking, high cholesterol – but they also can face separate issues such as high blood pressure during pregnancy, the use of birth control pills and other hormonal and lifestyle factors. (Snip) A stroke occurs when a blood vessel to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts, the American Heart Association says. When that happens, part of the brain is no longer getting the blood and oxygen it needs, so it starts to die. Strokes can affect language, memory and vision as well as cause paralysis and other health issues, the group says.

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No mention of keeping the bon-bons away from the coffee table while watching "Dr. Oz." Ironically, no mention of doing some form of "exercise." (My excuse today is half-inch of unseasonable snow & temps way below freezing for over 24 hours here in Dallas area).

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/6/2014 9:05:08 PM     (No. 9722543)

For years we focused on the miracle surgery after the event, not prevention. Now we get a mixed message on prevention with this is good this year, but not next year.

Best prevention: enjoy life.

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