Diabetes Dangers: Heart disease and Stroke

Diabetes Dangers: Heart disease and Stroke

Diabetes may double the risk of developing health problems like heart disease or a stroke. If that wasn’t scary enough, people with diabetes usually end up having strokes or developing heart disease much earlier in life compared to people without diabetes. If you have diabetes, you are at least twice as likely as someone who…

Diabetes and your risk of having a Stroke

What is a stroke? A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is suddenly interrupted. Then brain tissue is damaged. Most strokes happen because a blood clot blocks a blood vessel in the brain or neck. A stroke can cause movement problems, pain, numbness and problems with thinking, remembering or speaking.…

Cholesterol and Stroke

High cholesterol (hyperlipidemia /dyslipidemia) – contributes to blood vessel disease, which often leads to stroke. Cholesterol is a soft, waxy fat that is made by the body. We also absorb some cholesterol from foods we eat such as meats, margarines and dairy products. The main cause of high cholesterol is a diet high in saturated…