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    Default 700,000 Americans have strokes every year

    Truly a dismal number:


    Dr. Fite is one of an estimated 700,000 Americans who had a stroke last year, but one of the very few who ended up at a hospital with the equipment and expertise to accurately diagnose and treat it.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/28/he...hp&oref=slogin

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    Russian males only live to 59 on average, I think thats a more dismal number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    Russian males only live to 59 on average, I think thats a more dismal number.
    That's only because Americans have better access to drugs.

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    Default Re: 700,000 Americans have strokes every year

    If you were to look for an average American male age when life is no longer possible without daily medication, I bet that average age would not go much above mid 50s.

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    Default Re: 700,000 Americans have strokes every year

    My mother had a serious stroke back in December at 86. She lost use of her limbs, but was able to regain her arms and hands at least to feed herself. It was devastating to her short term memory. She was esentially living in the 40's and 50's.

    After her testing the doc told us this wasn't her first stroke, she had one in the not too distant past. 3 years ago she had an auto accident that sounds very similar to the one in the article. She crossed the center lane and whacked a parked car head on. The cops were able to call us from her cellphone. When I got there she was quite confused. We thought it was because she was whacked in the head by the airbag. The docs in the hospital put her through some tests, but they never identified a potential stroke as a cause. In restrospect, that accident was probably her first stroke. Fortunately she didn't hit anyone headon in the opposing lane.

    I'm told the best stroke prevention (other than diet) is a tablet of aspirin every day.

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    I'm told the best stroke prevention (other than diet) is a tablet of aspirin every day.

    Regular exercise (weight lifting is very important as well because it works the movement brain regions), avoidance of excessive negative stress, and enough rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    I'm told the best stroke prevention (other than diet) is a tablet of aspirin every day.

    Regular exercise (weight lifting is very important as well because it works the movement brain regions), avoidance of excessive negative stress, and enough rest.
    My grandpa worked out every day, but it didn't prevent him from having a stroke. He had a severe brain stem stroke back in 97 that paralyzed him on the left side of his body. He's still not fully recovered and probably never will be. He has came along a long ways though as he can at least walk without and help for short distances now. Strokes are definitely nothing to mess with.
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