In my several years of practice of medicine specifically in the field of neuroscience. A lot of patient had repeatedly asked the question, "How do you prevent a stroke?". Well, the answer is actually very simple. Care to make a guess? Its "LIFESTYLE CHANGE". Its the ultimate key to lower your risk of a stroke.
One of the main culprit here is high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke. There are a number of lifestyle changes you can make to help lower your blood pressure and risk of stroke. Here are a few tips to start you off:
Maintain an ideal weight
Being overweight or obese increases your risk for stroke. To determine whether your weight is in a healthy range, doctors often calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI).
Physical activity can help you stay at a healthy weight and lower your cholesterol and blood pressure levels. For adults, the Surgeon General recommends 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity, such as a br...
It is pretty common to see the occurrence of stroke in patients that are 60 years of age and above; but do you know that based on studies in the U.S.; more than 10% of stroke patients are below the age of 45. As a mater of facts, other studies shows:
From birth to age 19, there are nearly 5 strokes for every 100,000 children.
Stroke in all people under 45 ranges from 7 to 15 per 100,000.
There has been a 32% spike in stroke cases among 18 to 34 year old women and a 15% increase for men in the same range.
The most common symptoms of stroke, including loss of speech, facial droop, and weakness on one side of the body are the same in this younger age group as those in the older age group. Other symptoms can include vision loss, double vision, slurred speech, dizziness, or difficulty walking.
About 80-85% of all strokes at any age are caused by a clot blocking blood flow in the brain. This is called an ischemic stroke. The first line of treatme...