Stroke can be very deadly if adequate care is not given, this is according to a health source from HEALTHLINE. Stroke is a condition where there is a blockage to the flow of blood to your brain. This can lead to the damage of your brain cells.
There are several factors that can increase your risk of having a stroke. Most of these factors can be underlying conditions or poor lifestyle choices. On the other hand, although it might be difficult to prevent the occurrence of stroke, it is possible to reduce your risk of having a stroke. In line with a health publication from HEALTHLINE, this article will be revealing some ways you can use to reduce your risk of stroke.
• IMPROVE YOUR LIFESTYLE CHOICES
Lifestyle choices like diet and physical fitness can have a great impact on your risk of developing a stroke. However, eating healthy foods, and engaging in regular physical exercise can help to significantly reduce your risk of stroke.
A healthy diet and good physical health can prevent some conditions that can lead to the development of stroke. Getting enough sleep everyday is also essential.
• AVOID RISKY LIFESTYLE CHOICES
Opting for a change in your choice of living can help to reduce your risk of stroke. Smoking, misuse of alcohol and drug abuse can increase your risk of stroke.
• MANAGE YOUR HEALTH CONDITIONS
As stated earlier, some underlying health conditions can increase your chances of having a stroke. Conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, sleep apnea and high cholesterol level can cause Ischemic stroke.
If you have any of those conditions, it is advisable to get good medical care to prevent complications which can come as a stroke.
• AVOID FOOD AND DRINKS THAT INCREASE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
Blood pressure is majorly associated with stroke. You should consider avoiding beverages that contain caffeine ( coffee, tea, soft drinks) and foods that contain high sodium (salt) content.
Foods high in cholesterol and saturated fats like fried foods should also be avoided.
Avoiding all these can help prevent an increase in your blood pressure.
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