The Surprising Key to SURVIVING a Stroke

Imagine you’re going about your day when, suddenly, your world turns upside down. Your vision blurs, your speech slurs, and you feel a weakness in your arm. You’re having a stroke.

It’s a terrifying experience that far too many of us have faced.

And if you’re lucky enough to survive, the fear of another stroke can haunt you for the rest of your life.

But what if you could reduce your risk of a potentially deadly complication after a stroke? If you could make a simple change and slash your chance of experiencing another stroke and improve your quality of life either way?

You could leave behind the fear and get on with life. So, let’s take a look at how to make that a reality.

Researchers discovered that high blood sugar after receiving clot-busting drugs can increase a stroke survivor’s risk of suffering a brain bleed. This risk is particularly high in older patients and those with more severe strokes.

The study, published in the journal Neurology, analyzed data from a clinical trial involving more than 1,100 people. Sixty-three percent of the patients received clot-busting therapy, and about 80 percent had type 2 diabetes.

The researchers found that every 10-point increase in average blood sugar levels increased the odds of a brain bleed by eight percent. This means that the higher your blood sugar, the greater your risk of this potentially deadly complication.

But there’s good news, too.

The study also showed that typically patients who reached a lower blood sugar level sooner after receiving clot-busting therapy fared better.

While the specific insulin treatment used in the trial didn’t significantly reduce the risk of a brain bleed, the results highlight the importance of reigning in blood sugar levels after a stroke.

Researchers at the University of Virginia emphasized the need for more research into the best ways to manage blood sugar after clot-busting therapy, particularly for those with severe strokes.

But in the meantime, you can still reduce your risk of a stroke and improve your post-stroke health.

If you have diabetes (or prediabetes), work with your doctor to manage your blood sugar. It’s one of the most important steps you can take.

Simple lifestyle changes, such as eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and managing stress, can help keep blood sugar in check and reduce the risk of a stroke.

Surviving a stroke is just the beginning of the journey. But managing your blood sugar can give you the best chance at a healthy, happy life after a stroke.

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Andrew M. Southerland, MD, MSc, et al., “Glucose Control and Risk of Symptomatic Intracerebral Hemorrhage Following Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke: A SHINE Trial Analysis,” Neurology, 5 14, 2024 issue, 102 (9), doi. org /10.1212 /WNL.0000000000209323

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
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