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Ischemic stroke

Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases | Last Active: Jan 17 9:15am | Replies (45)

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Hi @cinderella28,

We are so glad to have you join Connect, and even happier to know that that you are doing well after your stroke. You've landed in the right group, and I'm sure @lsatenst1 @beachgal8 and others will return to share their experiences with you.
I think you might be interested in watching this video Q&A with Dr. Brott, about strokes, too:
Let’s talk stroke prevention with Thomas Brott, M.D. http://mayocl.in/1sS5xvN

@cinderella28, I did see your message in the other discussion group, "Stroke survivor - always hungry" and also noticed you're a good cook! Has the increased appetite ever been a problem for you?

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I'd like to watch that video, but I get an error message: Video unavailable.

Hi @soloact, I can see the video but I'm not hearing the audio. See if you can watch this one OK. It's the same doctor talking about strokes but the video by Thomas Brott, M.D. is on YouTube:

John

Try this one. It's by the same Dr. Brott about strokes but is on YouTube:

John

I could hear it, although I have a hard time hearing a lot of YouTube and Netflix videos now. It's from 2014 and about stents vs surgery for carotid artery blockage. He apparently considers stents "medical" rather than invasive, but I consider anytime they cut into your body or do that AND insert something quite invasive. There's a point at which I would decline certain procedures. So I'm far more interested in the YouTube video by a Duke U. neurologist that happened to start after this one, which is 1:21 long:

Stroke Prevention Optimization: Nutritional Factors and Non-Pharmacological Approaches

I watched the long video by the Duke doc. It's a lot of summaries of studies and quite a bit about how much money we could save on healthcare and, most important, how many people could avoid strokes if we changed how and what we eat (Mediterranean diet, ideally), didn't smoke, and exercised 1.5 hours a week, minimum. Some of those things could prevent as much as 80% of strokes, he says. The video is pretty old (2005, I think), but that info hasn't really changed, other than that we know more about how bad trans fats, sugar, and processed foods are. So I just saved you 1.5 of your life. You're welcome!

Go for a walk. Have a salad for dinner. I'm working on that.

Thank you for the summary! I'm making myself exercise almost daily now, still working on the salads too! Good luck to you!