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Ischemic Stroke Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Ischemic Stroke.

What Is Heart Disease?

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. But what exactly is heart disease? Also called cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease, "heart disease" is a broad term that refers to a number of h...  Read more

Swimming: Take the Plunge!

I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis...  Read more

4 Health Problems Linked to Depression

As if chronic depression isn't difficult enough, research shows that people with long-term or untreated depression are more likely to experience additional health concerns than the general public. The reasons for this are easy to imagine: De...  Read more

Consistency Eventually Leads to Breakthroughs!

Consistency, so important to the SparkPeople System, is something our society often overlooks. People are so focused on wanting things now that they aren't willing to spend the time consistently doing small things over time. This attitude results...  Read more

The Heart of a Woman

Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women. Yet...  Read more

how to lose weight gained after a stroke
Updated 2/24/2014 10:32:15 PM

i suffered a massive stroke 15 months ago. since then, i have gained 40 pounds, and i don't like this at all. before the stroke, i exercised regularly and ran 5k at least 3 times a week. i have had to learn to walk again and am struggling to regai...  Read more

trying after stroke
Updated 2/25/2014 5:59:58 AM

Hi! I had a stroke 1 1/2 years ago. I have tried very hard to get up and keep going. I am now at a point where I can walk a mile in about 40 minutes. I was always a hiker before the stroke, so I feel like I am in slow motion, but I am trying. I g...  Read more

Had a stroke
Updated 6/2/2013 8:54:06 AM

Hello everyone my name is Juliette and in jan I had a stroke in my sleep!!!!I am living now in florida to heal and I am doing well. honesty I am having inside problems emotionally dealing with the fact that I had a stroke at night time I get so sad b...  Read more

Stroke? Heart attack?
Updated 9/23/2013 2:16:15 PM

Since this past summer, I've been sort of a hypochondriac. I always felt like my face was numb (turns out it was from TMJ). I always felt like my chest hurt (pulled muscle) and I always felt like my left arm hurt (carpal tunnel). Last time I got...  Read more

Diabetics Lower Blood Pressure...omit salt

Tight control of BP (blood pressure) in diabetics lowers the risk of strokes, heart attacks and heart failure and slows the progression of diabetic kidney disease...Read more at the link below...  Read more

Water Aerobics

Whether you have an in-ground pool, above ground pool or are thinking about joining the "Y", water aerobics are a terrific calorie burner. In addition to the calories you burn, you will be giving your joints & and back a favor because of the low impa...  Read more

Whole Foods for Health

Learn how a whole foods, starch-centered, plant-based way of eating can help prevent, manage and even reverse serious illness. (vegetarian, vegan, McDougall, PCRM. Diabetes, X, heart, stroke)...  Read more

Reduce Your Stroke Risk Eat More Fish

According to the National Stroke Association, a stroke or "brain attack" is the third leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. Since up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable, knowing what you can do to r...  Read more

Think FAST When It Comes to Stroke Awareness

In October 2008 I was watching the World Series when I suddenly noticed the left side of my face becoming numb. At first I thought it was due to a new moisturizer I started using a few weeks earlier. I did not mention anything to my husband when it s...  Read more