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Stroke and Brain Health

by | Aug 31, 2023

The brain is the control center of the body. Keeping your brain healthy and mind sharp can help prevent neurological disorders and improve cognitive functioning, emotional well-being, and quality of life. As we age, it’s time to start making healthier lifestyle choices.

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Introduction to Stroke

Stroke is one of the most common conditions causing death worldwide. There is high incidence of permanent brain damage severely affecting quality of life in affected patients. It can be a devastating event both for patient and the family. 

Read our “Stroke Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment: A Complete Guide” blog post to stay informed about the types of stroke, symptoms, screening, diagnosis, treatment options, stroke management, and more.

Stroke By The Numbers in Singapore

  • Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death.
  • It is the leading cause of adult disability.
  • 3.65% of population has had stroke.
  • It is estimated that there are 24-26 stroke cases daily. 

 

Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices to Prevent Stroke and Improve Brain Health

Lifestyle choices can have either a positive impact or take a toll on your brain health. Here are 8 choices you can start today to improve your brain health.

1. Get adequate sleep. 7-9 hours per night is enough for adults whereas children require more.

2. Keep going for regular checkups. 

3. Have regular visits with your healthcare provider. 

4. Talk about how to manage or control your risk factors. 

5. Get moving and stay active. Avoid sitting for long periods.

6. Eat more brain-healthy fruits and vegetables. 

7.  Sodium, added sugar, and saturated and trans fats should be avoided.*

8. Avoid smoking, vaping, or quit. 

* If you have prediabetes or diabetes, you might want to learn more on our article, “Diabetes and Stroke” to understand the its impact on your brain and body and what to do when getting a diabetes diagnosis after stroke. Find out more on things to do in order stay healthy as a diabetic when dealing with stroke with the following.

 

  • Medication
  • Health Checks 
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Diabetes Education
  • Living with Diabetes

 

The Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic Offers Stroke Screening, Prevention, and Management

It’s important to find a doctor and stroke specialist you can trust in Singapore, that’s Dr. Manish Taneja. If you have diabetes and require stroke management, we offer a dedicated stroke screening program to assess your risk of a stroke or if you have already experienced one. From advanced interventions to personalized management and prevention programs, we will work closely with you and your loved ones to create a tailored plan. Contact us today at Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic in Singapore.

Stroke and Diabetes

How is stroke related to diabetes? Diabetes is an independent risk factor for stroke and many experience high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and are overweight, further increasing stroke risk.

Consult a Stroke Specialist in Singapore

Dr. Manish Taneja, is an expert in endovascular and image guided neurointerventional procedures of brain and spine. It’s important to find a doctor you can trust if you have diabetes and need stroke management. He has special interest in treatment of brain aneurysms, stroke and vascular malformations. Come in for a further evaluation. Arrange an appointment with Dr. Manish Taneja, our stroke specialist.

 

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Stroke Resources

Stroke Prevention Tips: How to Avoid High Cholesterol

Controllable risk factors are lifestyle choices that can be changed to reduce the risk of having a stroke including managing your cholesterol.

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We’ve Got You Covered for Specialized Stroke Screening, Prevention, and Management

Imagine heart attacks where the blood flow to your heart is blocked. Similarly, a stroke occurs when the blood flow to your brain is interrupted becoming a “brain attack”. When blood supply does not reach a certain part, brain cells begin to die. Different types of stroke include ischemic strokes (blockage of blood vessel due to blood clot) or a mini stroke, a TIA (transient ischemic attack), with no permanent damage yet serious. Stroke also occurs when a blood vessel in the brain pops causing bleeding in the brain.

Certain areas of the brain can be affected by stroke and some symptoms of a stroke including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and high blood sugar levels increase the risk of stroke whereas an active lifestyle or controlling high cholesterol reduces the risk. How well do you know stroke? Find tips to prevent and manage stroke, the differences in stroke screening tests, and the newer technology and treatments available.

Supreme Vascular and Interventional Stroke Programs

Brain Aneurysm Resources

Discover brain aneurysm resources that go beyond the basics designed for patients. Understand the meaning of  a brain aneurysm condition, the causes, symptoms, signs, and more. Connect with your brain health.

Put Brain Aneurysm on Your Health Radar

Did you experience the worst headache of your life? Could it be a brain aneurysm that ruptures, which means bleeding in the brain? Thoughts could be racing through your mind. Then what is the difference between unruptured (a weak or thin spot on an artery in the brain that balloons) or ruptured brain aneurysm? If you’re wondering, then the Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic is here to help. It’s important to look out for the tell-tale brain aneurysm symptoms, signs, causes, and risk factors.

Dr. Manish Taneja has been performing brain aneurysm treatments since 1995 from surgical clipping to latest minimally invasive procedures. Each patient is unique as is the size and location of the aneurysm. Your brain has different conditions to treat the aneurysm and artery vessel walls of a blood vessel in the brain. This calls for personalised brain aneurysm treatment depending on your symptoms, family, history, medication, and more. A simple CT scan could be just what the doctor ordered and the first step in early detection and prevention of a brain aneurysm. Come in for an easy consultation with our brain aneurysm specialist in Singapore to be on your health radar.

Other Health Conditions

The Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic is your “go-to” facility for various neurological conditions and treatments. To arrange an appointment with Dr. Manish Taneja, our neurointervention specialist, contact us. You can also call us at (+65) 6904 8084 for a consultation.