SSRIs and risk of brain hemorrhage – some encouraging data.

Mention risk of bleeding with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medications and many doctors will look at you quizzically.  I don’t think it’s well-known.  There is an association with gastrointestinal bleeding in particular:  SSRI medications (like aspirin) lower effectiveness of platelets and also increase stomach acid. There has been a question as to whether SSRI’s […]

Potassium supplementation and stroke risk reduction

The issue of potassium intake and the risk of stroke was reviewed in an article published in Stroke called Potassium intake and stroke risk: a review of the evidence and practical considerations for achieving a minimum target. In light of growing evidence for benefit from potassium intake, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued guidelines […]