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  • Sumanta 9:03 AM on June 27, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , , , , Stroke   

    Obesity and migraine 

    Cautious migraine sufferers do a lot to help their headaches. From avoiding of bright sunlight and chocolate to use of pain medications, almost all are tried but prevention is mostly like a never achievable type task. But what if, we had a list of things which we could have avoided to lessen the chance of a migraine attack. Confused? For example when a pregnant female learns smoking is bad for herself and her baby, she tries to stop the habit for her self and the fetus’s benefit. Similarly if concrete information about various things that can precipitate a migraine were available migraine sufferers could have combated their headache better.

    Researchers in John Hopkins found irrespective of the type of migraine (an episodic migraine or a chronic migraine) it has significant link with obesity. It appears to be that obesity is the evil of all. Obese people are more prone to such headaches than non- obese individuals. Therefore a weight loss program may benefit to avoid those painful episodes and also shred some of the long term side effects of the pain medications by decreasing their requirements.

    Note: an episodic migraine causes less than 14 headaches a month whereas a chronic migraine causes more than 15 a month.


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  • Sumanta 7:27 AM on April 7, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: , optimism, Retirement, Self care, Stroke   

    A purpose in life can keep a stroke away 

    Man’s attitude toward life is now showing link with fatal health problems like stroke in this instance. Although common sense feeling of many people is that a good positive optimistic mind-set might be a healthy lifestyle, now science too casting votes to support that.

    Studies have shown that person’s with optimism in life are less likely to get a stroke. Generally people are prone to illness more after their retirement if there is no task goal in brain to achieve and finally they land with depression like problems. It might be a wise idea to find out certain goals to achieve after retirement age, like volunteering, teaching your grandchild etc.

    What sounds funny to me is while we have our working period many of us just think when will I retire and get some relief, now again if we are too idle after retirement that might not be healthy either. Although said easily it’s not so easy to get jobs for everyone after retirement, already the youth unemployment is so high.

    The theme appears to be, we need to inform our brains that we are a holding happy positive attitude towards life so even a job isn’t there, you may look around and see where can you get involved to keep yourself busy; maybe you can do some good gardening, which is an excellent time-utilizing satisfactory job.

    To pin a scrap of science with this, our body steroids (cortisol) are said to have some bad connection with stroke and cortisol levels are high when we are stressed so if we can have a good mood this steroids aren’t going to get secreted, pouring some positives in our bucket.

    Finally smell the air, love the world, be optimistic in life and keep sharing your smile to make your neighbor smile!


    Please cross check information from other sources too. For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider. Reference: LINK
  • Sumanta 3:27 PM on March 30, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: Aphasia, dystextia, , , Stroke, texting   

    Dystextia and stroke 

    Have you ever heard of a word called ‘dystextia’ (no not dyslexia)? Well if you are a person from medical background, more likely you have heard of it. Dystextia is something like when garbled type text is messaged by someone.

    Many a times I type such garbled messages while sending sms from mobile; typing in a mobile is worst type of texting I know (although not aware of new cutting edge smartphone’s texting experiences, mine is the old type phone in which to type the letter ‘c’ I need to press the ‘abc’ marked button thrice). Although I do make the error while typing before sending to the recipient I always try correcting it as much as possible and hence the receiver of my message probably don’t find lot of major mistakes. Here begins the story, suppose I start sending garbled text messages to my friend from tomorrow and my friend have already read this post he will definitely worry about me and might insist me seeing a doctor. Why? Because recent studies show that people who send garbled incoherent messages might already had a stroke.

    Stroke affects different parts of our brain and symptoms produced based on the site affected in brain. So after having a stroke a person may start sending garbled text messages which might be difficult to understand. This might help in diagnosis of some stroke cases where not much visible clinical symptoms exist. Since most electronic texts done in this century carry the date and time of texting a doctor can predict since when  a person might be suffering from a stroke because the messages before that date might not be the garbled one (although that’s a possibility only when a person don’t delete his previous messages (sms, email etc.) regularly, I might have a hard time since I delete messages terribly).

    Therefore this might be a good example of good use of modern electronic devices and who knows tomorrow some smart engineer will not come up with a software which will automatically detect a garbled message of an individual and compare it with the previous messages and send a pop-up notification or e-mail alert to visit a doctor; keeping in mind the pace of technology these days it don’t seem impossible!

    English: A right MCA artery stroke.

    English: A right MCA artery stroke.

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