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How can i protect my brain from stroke

Posted by Lamdage22 on April 27, 2016, at 11:20:26

I am looking at pomegranate but i fear that the important molecules dont make it through the blood brain barrier.

THX ALL

 

Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke Lamdage22

Posted by SLS on April 29, 2016, at 4:49:10

In reply to How can i protect my brain from stroke, posted by Lamdage22 on April 27, 2016, at 11:20:26

> I am looking at pomegranate but i fear that the important molecules dont make it through the blood brain barrier.
>
> THX ALL

What kind of stroke are you concerned about - clotting or blood vessel rupture?


- Scott

 

Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke

Posted by Lamdage22 on April 29, 2016, at 5:18:28

In reply to Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke Lamdage22, posted by SLS on April 29, 2016, at 4:49:10

Well the kind that can be a result of metabolic sydrome.

I think that the pomegranate juice helps my insulin resistance alongside Metformin. I dont crave calories as much anymore since i drink the pomegranate juice.

So i am looking for things that reduce arteriosclerosis (plaque) and i want to improve my insulin resistance.

 

Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke

Posted by SLS on April 29, 2016, at 23:53:56

In reply to Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke, posted by Lamdage22 on April 29, 2016, at 5:18:28

Aspirin will help prevent clotting, and therefore prevent ischemic attacks.

If hemorrhagic events are a concern, aspirin will do more harm than good.

Statin drugs: Crestor (rosuvastatin) is able to prevent and even reverse atherosclerosis. The same has been claimed for Lipitor (atorvastatin).


- Scott

 

Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke

Posted by Lamdage22 on May 1, 2016, at 0:29:43

In reply to Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke, posted by SLS on April 29, 2016, at 23:53:56

But statins have bad side effects including muscle damage and diabetes!

 

Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke

Posted by SLS on May 1, 2016, at 13:01:22

In reply to Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke, posted by Lamdage22 on May 1, 2016, at 0:29:43

> But statins have bad side effects including muscle damage and diabetes!

What are the rates of incidence of these effects?


- Scott

 

Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke

Posted by Lamdage22 on May 6, 2016, at 8:08:11

In reply to Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke, posted by SLS on May 1, 2016, at 13:01:22

I have no idea, but id rather eat healthy and exercise.

 

Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke

Posted by SLS on May 6, 2016, at 23:02:50

In reply to Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke, posted by Lamdage22 on May 6, 2016, at 8:08:11

> I have no idea, but id rather eat healthy and exercise.

Me, too.


- Scott

 

Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke

Posted by Larry Hoover on May 7, 2016, at 21:59:24

In reply to Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke, posted by SLS on April 29, 2016, at 23:53:56

> Aspirin will help prevent clotting, and therefore prevent ischemic attacks.
>
> If hemorrhagic events are a concern, aspirin will do more harm than good.
>
> Statin drugs: Crestor (rosuvastatin) is able to prevent and even reverse atherosclerosis. The same has been claimed for Lipitor (atorvastatin).
>
>
> - Scott

Scott's advice for the prevention of ischemic stroke is consistent with available evidence....which is the same as saying is the best advice we've got.

Medicine is not capable of predicting what is best for you, as an individual. It can, however, provide you with the most likely positive treatments. Scott has provided you with the best guidance we have.

For some reason, statin drugs have been under attack for what are really rare side effects. They have been the subject of negative propaganda.

If I understand the thread correctly, what you really should be treating is Type II diabetes? That is a direct threat to your health, that is best managed behaviourally.

Lar

 

Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke

Posted by Lamdage22 on May 8, 2016, at 3:29:57

In reply to Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke, posted by Larry Hoover on May 7, 2016, at 21:59:24

> For some reason, statin drugs have been under attack for what are really rare side effects. They have been the subject of negative propaganda.

I just wonder what will happen if my liver doesnt like the statins considering all the drugs i am currently on.

>
> If I understand the thread correctly, what you really should be treating is Type II diabetes? That is a direct threat to your health, that is best managed behaviourally.
>
> Lar

Yes metabolic syndrome is considered pre-diabetic by some.

 

Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke

Posted by Lamdage22 on May 8, 2016, at 3:37:28

In reply to Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke, posted by Lamdage22 on May 8, 2016, at 3:29:57

I think that increased insuline resistance caused by the AAPs is the culprit. Thats leads me to eating more which leads to pre-obesity and metabolic syndrome.

 

Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke

Posted by Christ_empowered on May 8, 2016, at 20:09:49

In reply to Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke, posted by Lamdage22 on May 8, 2016, at 3:37:28

I read (skimmed) an article today...they think maybe some of the metabolic stuff from the AAP drugs is due to oxidative stress or something. weird, huh? The AP drugs cause more motor side effects, more frequently (Thorazine Shuffle, anyone?) and dysphoria, but the newer drugs are weight gainers like whoa.

Anyway...I also read that alpha lipoic acid has been used to block weight gain from zyprexa, with some good results. I wanna say 1,200mgs/day. I don't know if it would reverse it....

 

Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke

Posted by regisx on July 22, 2016, at 22:07:42

In reply to Re: How can i protect my brain from stroke, posted by Christ_empowered on May 8, 2016, at 20:09:49

@ lamdage

maybe you can find something at online databases. AJCN is good.


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