Cerebrovascular accident – will you drink to that?
“”Studies show heart attacks and strokes can increase this time of year which can make the holiday season an especially dangerous time of year for the millions of Americans with heart disease. Holiday stress, combined with cold weather, increases the risk of heart attacks.”
Source: CBS Philly December 21st 2016
80-90% of strokes are preventable!
Hold on to that thought.
Know when you are at greatest risk – and why.
Then take action.
Arm yourself with the knowledge – then reduce your risk. Control the controllable factors. Take the tests. Monitor the results.
Christmas can be a time of stress. Over-consumption of fatty, sugary food and alcohol. weight gain. Increased blood pressure. All these are stroke risk factors. This course concentrates on alcohol and stroke risk. Odd though this may seem – this course (which will always be free!) makes the ideal Christmas present for everyone. Anyone can get a stroke – and at Christmas your risks just might increase. This course will help prevent such an awful event happening – and applies equally to ALL holiday times!
Strokes maim, strokes kill – all year round.
80-90% are preventable remember, through diet, exercise, fitness, nutrition, quality sleep etc.
This course focuses in particular, on alcohol.
The course includes a workbook:
Chapter 1 What causes TIAs?
- What is a TIA?
- Why it is important
- What are the causes of a TIA?
- How is a TIA diagnosed?
- Treatment for a TIA
- Symptoms of a ministroke
- Reducing the risk
- Medication and side effects
Chapter 2 Studies
- Residual symptoms of a TIA
- Role of brain imaging in TIA
- TIA and common mimics
Chapter 3 Return to TIAs
- TIA facts
- Symptoms of a stroke
- How a TIA is diagnosed
Chapter 4 Stroke quiz
(A link to a site that has a) stroke quiz
Chapter 5 Comments
Comments about TIAs
Chapter 6 Return to risk factors
Chapter 7 Chameleons, panic attacks and TIAs
- Could the TIA be a panic attack?
- Anxiety or mini stroke
- Panic attack v heart attack
Chapter 8 Food
Foods increasing stroke risk
Chapter 9 Dr Malcolm Kendrick
Very interesting extracts from his blog, about strokes
Chapter 10 Risk calculator
Links and explanations about various stroke risk calculators
Stressing that this is a WORKBOOK