A stroke is a health condition that occurs due to the reduction or interruption in the supply of blood supply to part of your brain, thus preventing brain tissue from receiving oxygen and nutrients. This causes the brain cells to start dying in minutes.
A stroke is a medical emergency, and quick medical attention is essential. Early action can help lessen damage to the brain and other complications.
Symptoms of stroke include.
• Sudden numbness, weakness, or not being able to move the face, arm, or leg.
• Difficulty speaking or understanding speech.
• Trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
• Dizziness, difficulty walking, or balance loss.
• Sudden, chronic headache.
Some of the things that increase your stroke risk include.
Physical Inactivity, or lack of exercise, can make your risk of stroke aggravate. Exercising always has several health benefits. It has been recommended that adults get at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week.
2. Tobacco use
Intake of tobacco in any form also makes your risk of stroke increase, since it can cause harm to the blood vessels and heart. Nicotine also increases blood pressure.
Consuming a diet that is not balanced can make your risk of stroke degenerate. Consuming excess salt, trans fat, saturated fats, cholesterol can make your stroke risk worsen.
4. Heavy alcohol use
Your risk of stroke also increases with a heavy intake of alcohol. Women should drink no more than one drink per day, and no more than two drinks per day for men. This is because heavy drinking of alcohol can increase your levels of blood pressure. It can also raise triglyceride levels, which can lead to atherosclerosis. This is plaque accumulation in the arteries that narrows blood vessels.
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