Strokes, also called brain attacks and strokes, are no accident. Your chances of having a stroke increases as you get older, especially if the trend in your family. Other medical conditions that increase the risk include high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and kidney disease.
What happens during a race? The brain is the command center of your body, and has specialized areas that control functions such as movement, sensation, speech and behavior. The heart delivers oxygen and nutrients to brain cells, but a stroke interrupts the process by depriving blood flow to a section of the brain. A TIA (transient ischemic attack), also called a mini-stroke, has temporary effects, but often precedes a major disabling stroke.
call 911 immediately if:
• Facial paralysis on one side
• The weakness in an arm or leg
• Difficulty speaking
• numbness, especially on one side
• blurred vision or double
• Loss of balance severe headache
neurologist Dr. Shruti Sonni Harvard University urges people to heed the warning signs. “I really deter people from the approach of” wait and see “if they have any symptoms suggesting a stroke,” he says. Statistics show that there is a possibility that one in ten suffering a major stroke in following a mini-stroke and the risk continues for months two days. Dr. Sonni happens to warn people that “might just brush off because they feel better in a couple of hours.”
are a higher risk of stroke if you are over 55 years old and, if any of your relatives have had one. Here are 8 common habits that can increase the risk of stroke. Here are some things you can do:
• Keep active
• lose excess weight
• Eat a balanced diet of healthy foods
• Decreased salt, fats, sweets and processed foods
What is good for the heart is generally good for the brain.
Follow the advice of your doctor and contact the office with any questions. Every day is a new opportunity to improve their own health!