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About stroke, the No. 5 cause of death in the US

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About stroke, the No. 5 cause of death in the US

Overview:

  According to the American Stroke Association, A stroke is the no. 2 cause of death worldwide and the no. 5 in the USA. It is important to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

It  occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen. Therefore, brain cells begin to die in minutes. 

 

Symptoms of Stroke:

Signs and symptoms appear during the first hours, and recognizing the symptoms raises their survival chance, including:

 

  • Numbness of the face, arm, or leg.
  • A sudden headache.
  • Trouble speaking.
  • Feeling of heaviness.
  • Problems seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Trouble walking.
  • Hypertension (High blood pressure).
  • Hyperglycemia (high levels of sugar, or glucose, in the blood).

 

Causes:

There are some causes that lead to a stroke, including:

 

  • The main cause is blood vessels rupture.
  • Heart diseases may cause a stroke, such as valvular heart disease and irregular heartbeats.
  • Stress such as anxiety and fearness.
  • Drug abuse in particular heroin addiction.
  • Obesity and overweight.
  • Smoking, because nicotine raises blood pressure and cigarette smoke causes fat accumulation in carotid arteries (Major arteries of the head and neck).
  • Family inheritance from a relative in the family. 
  • Diabetes and high levels of cholesterol.

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Diagnosis of a stroke:

When you feel any of the symptoms, you should go to the hospital as soon as possible, to do an MRI scan. Because It is the best avenue to detect a stroke in the first hours. But the CT scan does not help to identify until 48 hours after its occurrence.

 

Prevention Tips:

These are the most important tips you can take to diminish  risk :

 

  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Regular workout.
  • Stay at a healthy weight.
  • If you smoke, quit.
  • Keep your blood pressure levels in the normal range.
  • Stabilize insulin and blood sugar levels.
  • Treating heart disease and please do not underestimate.

 

CliniDo wishes you a life full of health and happiness!