Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Excess Weight in Women Has Different Effects on Different Types of Stroke

Regardless of which type of stroke you have you are screwed because your doctors have NO protocols to get you to 100% recovery. That is the only goal that your doctor should be talking about. Anything less and you should demand the president of the hospital fire them and get someone in who will solve the problem of getting to 100% recovery.
Would this change your mind?

Underweight seniors may have an additional risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease
Women who are overweight or obese may have an increased risk of iscahemic stroke, but a decreased risk of haemorrhagic stroke, according to a study published in the September 7, 2016, online issue of the journal Neurology.
“We found that the risk of ischaemic stroke, which is associated with a blockage of blood flow to the brain and is the most common stroke subtype, is increased in overweight and obese women,” said Gillian Reeves, PhD, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom. “By contrast, the risk of haemorrhagic stroke, which is associated with bleeding into the brain, is decreased in overweight and obese women.”
In an accompanying editorial, Kathryn Rexrode, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, noted that the lower risk of haemorrhagic stroke did not mean that overweight and obese women had a reduced risk of stroke overall.
“Higher body mass index [BMI] was associated with increased risk of total stroke in every category and the number of ischaemic strokes was higher than the number of haemorrhagic stroke in every category,” she said. “So, higher BMI was not associated with protection or reduced risk of total stroke. Obesity is a substantial stroke risk factor for all ages and even more alarming for young adults.”
For the study, 1.3 million women in the United Kingdom with an average age of 57 years were followed for 12 years, during which time 20,549 had a stroke.
Among the 344,534 women with a healthy weight (BMI, 22.5-25), 0.7% (n = 2,253) had an ischaemic stroke and 0.5% (n = 1,583) had a haemorrhagic stroke. Of the 228,274 obese women (BMI ≥30), 1.0% (n = 2,393) had an ischaemic stroke and 0.4% (n = 910) had a haemorrhagic stroke.
For every 5-unit increase in BMI the risk of ischaemic stroke increased by 21%. For haemorrhagic stroke, every 5-unit increase in BMI was associated with a 12% decrease in risk.
SOURCE: American Academy of Neurology

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