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What is Heat stroke a risk factor for?

What is Heat stroke a risk factor for?

Heat Stroke!: Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency. If you suspect that someone has heat stroke -- also known as sunstroke -- call an ambulance immediately and give first aid until paramedics arrive. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment#1 ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more


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Need advice to what are the risk factors of a stroke?

Need advice to what are the risk factors of a stroke?

A short list: The most common risk factors include uncontrolled hypertension, smoking, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, atrial fibrillation, poorly controlled lipid profile and coagulopathies. There are many more, some are specific to certain situations. The above are common and can be treated, others like increasing age, can not be treated. There is no approved treatment for primary prevention, only secondary. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors of stroke and preventions?

What are the risk factors of stroke and preventions?

Many risk factors: Risk factors 1 family history 2 hypertenssion 3 hyperlipidemia 4smoking 5atrial fibrilation 6 diabetes mellitus 7obesity 8 lack of physical activities 8alcohol and drug abuse 9anticoagulant meds 10race &old age 11 previous stroke prevention 1stop smoking 2chech up and regular follow ups with the doctor 3 keep blood pressure&cholesterol control 4aspirin over age 50 5 exercise 6avoid obesity. ...Read more

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Can you please explain the stroke condition, the cause, risk factors, symptoms and treatment?

Can you please explain the stroke condition, the cause, risk factors, symptoms and treatment?

Brain attack: Like a heart attack, there is decreased blood flow to parts of the brain resulting in partial or complete damage to nerve cells. Common symptoms include loss of vision, one-sided weakness and/or numbness, loss of balance, deficiency of speech expression or understanding, dizziness, etc. Causation includes hypertension, smoking, diabetes, etc. Prevention is best approach. ...Read more