Stroke is one of the UK's five main killers (the others are heart disease, cancer, and lung and liver disease). Nearly 1.2 million in the UK have survived a stroke - and so are at risk of another. Stroke is preventable. Up to 10,000 strokes a year could be prevented if more people sought help from A&E earlier. Stroke affects around 150,000 people each year in the UK, with about 49,000 episodes proving fatal. This book aims to help people prevent another stroke (or another cardiovascular event) and to live a full life after a stroke.
Stroke can devastate mental and physical well-being, but lifestyle changes, combined with medication, can reduce your risk of further stroke by 80 percent. This expert guide includes advice on how to make the most of medical treatment and maximise your chance of full recovery after stroke.
Did you know that stroke is the leading cause of dementia after Alzheimer's disease? Or that lifestyle changes, combined with medication, can reduce your risk of further stroke by 80 percent? Or that a transient ischaemic attack (TIA), far from being a mild or ministroke, is a serious health warning that requires urgent treatment? The Stroke Survival Guide is packed with the information your doctor doesn't always have time to tell you. It contains a wealth of advice on preventing stroke, making the most of medical treatment and living a full life after a stroke.
- The brain and blood supply.
- Why and how a stroke may happen.
- Key warning symptoms.
- Risk factors.
- Diagnosis and treatment.
- Advice for carers.
- Further information and help.
Mark Greener spent a decade in biomedical research before joining MIMS magazine for GPs in 1989. Since then he has written on health and biology for magazines worldwide for patients, health-care professionals and scientists. He is a member of the Royal Society of Biology and is the author of 21 other titles, including The Heart Attack Survival Guide and The Holistic Health Handbook.