TDVS 0003 – Why You Are TOP Of The Stroke List With THESE Common Daily Mistakes

In this episode, Things you will be discovering about stroke (cerebro-vascular accident) include, but not limited to:

  • Description of a stroke and types of stroke
  • How to recognize a stroke
  • Common daily activities we engage in that unknowingly increases your chance of having a stroke
  • How to identify a stroke in less than 1 minute and prevent further brain damage
  • How to properly prevent a stroke in your lifetime
  • How to effectively manage a stroke
  • How to immediately respond to a stroke and save a person’s life
  • What tips and points the Guest Speaker on this episode – Dr. George Kovoor, a chief neurosurgeon and consultant, has to share on stroke management

In this episode, I also reveal:

  • The 1 health app for your smartphone that decreases your chances of a stroke
  • The 3 health apps for your smartphone that can help in recovering from a stroke attack

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External Links:
Constant Therapy App

Vocal Eyes App

Peak App

KardiaMobile App for Atrial Fibrillation

19 thoughts on “TDVS 0003 – Why You Are TOP Of The Stroke List With THESE Common Daily Mistakes”

  1. Wow So much Exposition packed in one podcast.! Thanks Dr Vine. More Power to your elbow.
    Questions Loading…

  2. Yeah… About the risk factors you mentioned Oral Contraceptives as one of the risk factors, Please are all of them Inclusive or Is there a Specific one?
    Still on the Risk factors does Coffee intake make one susceptible?
    Is a Positive Family history a factor?
    Any Age Predominance?
    Read about CADASIL in an Article as being a risk factor, Could you please elaborate?

    Then on the Management aspect, Is Rehydration 1 of the modalities in the early Management? If Yes, which Intravenous Fluid is of Optimal importance?

    Finally what’s the Percent chance of recurrence?
    Thanks in anticipation.

    1. Brilliant questions. I’ll try to answer each of them separately.
      1) Yes oral contraceptives are a culprit for stroke. The risk is minimal alone, but if the concerned person has other risk factors I mentioned like obesity while taking OC pills, the chances are dramatically raised. It’s all about the thrombus formation that can occlude vessels when using these pills just as these pills are also known to cause Deep Vein Thrombosis as a side effect.

      …Oh and yea any pill containing oestrogen can lead to a stroke.

      2) Coffee as a risk factor doesn’t have enough evidence to back it up. Some researchers say it increases chances of a stroke, others say it decreases. The arguement for the increase in risk is the caffeine it contains. The bottom line is that high caffeine intake is not recommended and coffee lovers should go for decaffeinated drinks or ones with low caffeine content.

      3) A positive family history is high on the risk factor ladder. Something I forgot to mention in the podcast is that persons with family history of a stroke attack should be on prophylactic aspirin when there are no contraindications to the drug like peptic ulcer, allergy, bleeding disorders, pregnancy, already on anticoagulant therapy, and some other conditions. Discuss with your doctor first before starting aspirin for prophylaxis.

      4) Stroke can occur at any age. But the chances are doubled every 10 years- after the age of 55. Meaning by 65 years you double your chance of a stroke, at 75 – triple chance of a stroke and so on.

      5) CADASIL is an arteriopathy. The walls of the cerebral arteries are affected leading to thickening of the lumen and causing hypoperfusion of that area of brain which gives rise to ischemic stroke.

      6) Rehydration isn’t a first aid step because victim is usually euvolemic and in a case of hemorrhagic stroke where an active bleeding is present, stopping the bleeding is more important than IV fluid administration. IV fluids can be used later in indoor basis after the stroke victim is stabilized and cause of stroke reversed. By cause I mean occluding thrombus/emboli or haemorrhage in the brain, not risk factors.

      7) Chances of recurrence of stroke is high. It is believed that more than 40% chance of recurrence is expected after 5 years from first episode. Risk factors causing stroke should be avoided and medications given by your doctor for prevention should be strictly followed, and just like our consultant – Dr. George said in the podcast, if you have any side effect from the medication, tell your doctor so it can be changed. Don’t just stop taking the medicines because of the side effects.

      I believe I have answered all your question. I’d be glad to help out if further doubts arise.

  3. Alright…
    So Rehydration may be considered as the need arises, and in that case Volume expanders should be of Optimal importance right.
    Thank you So much Dr.Vine, I really appreciate. Keep touching lives through your Gifted hands!

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