Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain! 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.

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My blog is not to help survivors recover, it is to have the 10 million yearly stroke survivors light fires underneath their doctors, stroke hospitals and stroke researchers to get stroke solved. 100% recovery. The stroke medical world is completely failing at that goal, they don't even have it as a goal. 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 lays out what needs to be done to get stroke survivors closer to 100% recovery. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.My back ground story is here:

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

How Your Neck Size Affects Your Heart Health

Well mine always was 16.5 until after the stroke it increased to 17.5. I can't tell what it really is right now since it takes two useable hands to measure it.

If your neck circumference is greater than this number, there may be a problem brewing in your chest

If you can’t button your dress shirt’s collar, you might have a bigger issue than looking sloppy: Guys with big necks may be at higher risk of heart disease, a new study from Brazil found.
After analyzing nearly 4,000 men, the researchers determined the average neck circumference for a guy was about 15 inches
For each 1-inch increase in neck circumference—say, comparing average-necked guys with those with a 16-inch neck—men were 32 percent more likely to have insulin resistance, 24 percent more likely to have raised blood pressure, 50 percent more likely to have high triglycerides, and 22 percent more likely to have low HDL, or “good” cholesterol.
Fat deposits around your neck can produce inflammatory substances that lead to plaque buildup in the carotid arteries in your neck, which hampers your heart health, says study author Cristina Baena, Ph.D.
Because the relationship is likely due to excess fat hanging out above your shoulders, men with thick necks due to strong, developed trap muscles likely wouldn’t face the same risk.
Your move: Grab a tape measure and see how your neck stacks up.
If your number is larger than 15.3 inches, see your doctor as a preventive measure, Baena says.
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He may want to check your BP and run blood sugar or cholesterol tests. In Baena’s study, men with a neck circumference greater than that were more likely to have 3 or more heart disease risk factors.

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