Hi all, I was hoping anyone with experience or expertise could offer some advice on the following situation.
Over the past 15 years, my mother has suffered around 5 of what doctors believe are are transient ischemic attacks(TIA’s). For around 5-10 minutes she was unable to speak each of these times. TIAs are usually precursors to strokes, so she had an MRI and carotid artery (both were normal for her age). Her doctor reccomded she take steps to lower her cholesterol. I suggested she take red yeast rice (1200mg) and CO-Q10 (60mg).
As far as diet goes, I’ve read that it should be low in fats…Anyone know what the latest word on this is?
For supplements, she has started taking Nature’s Way Alive multivitamin, baby asperin, glucosamine/chondroiton, and 4250 mg fish oil a day. Any other she should use?
I’m trying to get her to start exercising as well. Mostly with dumbbells right now. Anyone know if cardio is better for lowering cholesterol?
If anyone has any advice on diet, supps, exercise, medicine please let me know. Also if anyone has any experience with TIA or has has an episode like my mother please advise.
I would like to reduce the chance for stroke as much as possible. Your advice is greatly appreciated. I think I might also put this in the over 35 section.
Thanks everyone again.