Stroke Basics
What is stroke?

What is Stroke Video credits: HealthSketch A stroke occurs when blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted. This event results in brain damage. Functions which are normally controlled by the damaged brain become affected suddenly and will not function properly. As stroke is a potentially life-threatening disease, it is important to seek early […]

Warning Signs of Stroke

How do I know that I have a stroke? It is important to be able to recognise the signs of stroke. The FAST test is an easy way to recognise and remember the most common signs of stroke. FAST stands for: Facial weakness – Can the person smile? Is his/her eye or mouth drooping? Does […]

Stroke Risk Factors

Controllable risk factors: Hypertension (high blood pressure) Diabetes Mellitus (high blood sugar) High cholesterol level Smoking Heart disease (eg. Atrial fibrillation, ischemic heart disease)   Uncontrollable risk factors: Family history Age Race Gender  

Stroke Prevention

Prevention is better than cure! There are many factors that can increase your chance of having a stroke. Stroke is preventable by lowering your risk factors. Some factors, like age, gender and a family history of stroke, cannot be controlled. But there are other factors that you can control. Here are some ways you can […]

5 Myths about Stroke

Knowing the facts about stroke can help you to respond appropriately in the event that someone suffers from a stroke. It can make a difference between life and death. Here are some common misconceptions about stroke:         Myth 1: When you experience stroke symptoms, you should go to your family doctor ASAP […]

Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

Atrial fibrillation is a risk factor for stroke. Here’s what you should know about this common heart rhythm disorder.