Life after Stroke Resulting from Arterial Dissection

There are certain conditions and lifestyle factors that increase the risk for stroke no matter what age you are. Lifestyle factors such as obesity and habitual alcohol drinking make one susceptible to developing stroke. But what if you live a healthy lifestyle, do not rely upon medications, live a drug-free life, and has an active fitness regimen but one day suddenly suffers from stroke? We now trace this your activities prior to having a stroke. There are many reports of people suffering from stroke that may have resulted from arterial dissection after a chiropractic visit. Although...

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How Can Physical Activity Lower Blood Pressure

People who engage in regular physical activity has been found to have lower risk of heart diseases, stroke, and chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have provided guidelines to help both children and adults improve their overall health through regular physical activity. “For substantial health benefits, adults should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, or an equivalence combination of moderate- and...

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Arterial Dissection: Reducing Risk of Hypertension

Hypertension is one of the causes of cervical artery dissection and aortic dissection, aside from the underlying diseases that increase one’s risk of these conditions. Certain lifestyle changes and home remedies are being suggested by doctors to prevent hypertension, while for others who already have this condition – keep it from worsening. The following are some helpful steps to take that would help reduce your risk of hypertension. Blood Pressure Control What makes blood pressure convenient and accurate is your choice of blood pressure monitoring/measuring device and if you are doing...

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Arterial Dissection: Chiropractic Malpractice Considerations

Research shows that chiropractic neck manipulations, or having your neck adjusted by a chiropractor, may be associated with an increased risk of stroke. This is because chiropractic cervical manipulation may lead to vertebral artery dissection, or a tearing of the inner lining of the artery. Arterial dissection may occur in anyone, even if they have been receiving chiropractic treatment for years without problems. However, the risk is higher among people who have existing risk factors or a history of smoking. Arterial Dissection Arterial dissection is a tear in the lining of the artery,...

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Arterial Dissection Spontaneous Causes: Fibromuscular Dysplasia and Marfan Syndrome

Early diagnosis of arterial dissection helps in preventing lesions which may be permanent neurologic lesions that could affect the quality of life or may even lead to death among patients. The increased incidence of cerebral ischemic accidents due to this case can be accounted to poor diagnosis.   Neurologic Symptoms of Arterial Dissection The most frequent symptoms reported by patients who are suffering from arterial dissection are mostly neurological signs such as headache, facial pain or cervical pain with acute onset with headache being the most frequent symptom in 55% to 100% of...

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Chiropractic Treatment Medical Risks

Risk of Arterial Dissection and Stroke The American Heart Association recognizes that chiropractic neck manipulations, or having your neck adjusted by a chiropractor, may be associated with an increased risk of stroke. This is because chiropractic cervical manipulation may lead to vertebral artery dissection, or a tearing of the inner lining of the artery. The risk of arterial dissection is even higher among people who have existing risk factors or a history of smoking. However, arterial dissection may occur in anyone, even if they have been receiving chiropractic treatment for years without...

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