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Vitamin C has been strongly tied to a lower risk of stroke. People with normal Vitamin C levels had fewer strokes, while people with lower Vitamin C levels were more likely to suffer a stroke. People who had Vitamin C levels low enough to be considered deficient were far more likely to suffer a stroke. […]

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Traditional thinking colors stroke as a men’s problem (mostly). But as women’s health gets more attention, so is our risk for stroke. But there are differences—women’s health and blood pressure is heavily influenced by hormones and their own specific health risks, like birth control, pregnancy and migraines (which women are more likely to have). Identifying […]

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Having shingles, especially at a younger age, increases your risk of heart attack and stroke (about 50% more likely to have a heart attack, and 74% more likely to have a stroke). Shingles can occur in anyone who’s had the chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine. They are actually more common in people who’ve had the […]

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An analysis of past studies has shown that having enough B Vitamins, which lower homocysteine levels, could help reduce your risk of stroke. (It also dismissed claims of a link between B vitamins and cancer). The effect was most noticeable on people who had vitamin deficiencies, and only modest overall. That means you should still […]

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If you’re not aware already, you should know the signs of stroke. If any of the following occur suddenly (the biggest clue), get the person to the ER: F – Facial Weakness A – Arm Weakness S – Speech Difficulty T – Time To Act You can also check for stroke by asking the person […]

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