Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2021 17;2021:1391384. Epub 2021 Apr 17.
Rehabilitation Center, Second Affiliated Hospital of Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, 411 Guogeli Street, Nangang District, Harbin 150001, Heilongjiang, China.
The brain-gut axis is a relatively recent discovery of a two-way regulation system between the gut and brain, suggesting that the gut microbiota may be a promising targeted prevention and treatment strategy for patients with a high risk of acute cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury. There are many risk factors for ischemic stroke, and many studies have shown that the gut microbiota affects the absorption and metabolism of the body, as well as the risk factors of stroke, such as blood pressure, blood glucose, blood lipids, and atherosclerosis, either directly or indirectly. Furthermore, the gut microbiota can affect the occurrence and prognosis of ischemic stroke by regulating risk factors or immune responses. Read More