The Daily Chemist's Suggestion on World Stroke Day

Having a family history of stroke or older age is a great risk factor for stroke. Although we cannot turn back the clock, experts say that you can prevent strokes.
BRACKNELL, U.K. - Oct. 28, 2022 - PRLog -- A stroke takes place when the brain does not receive blood flow. It can result because of a clot or some disease that causes a clot. These are known as ischemic strokes. Around 10% of strokes are a result of bleeding in the brain. These are known as hemorrhagic strokes.

Here are some preventive measures for strokes-

Manage your blood pressure

High blood pressure is the major risk factor for stroke. Hypertension is responsible for more than half of stroke cases. The normal blood pressure ranges from 120/80 mmHg. If your blood pressure goes 130/80 mmHg very often, you are the prey of high blood pressure.

Being a patient of hypertension makes you 4-6 times more prone to stroke. It makes your arteries thick, makes cholesterol, and builds fats, resulting in plaque.

Take care of your heart

An irregular heartbeat can be a cause of strokes. These uneven heartbeats are referred to as arterial fibrillation (AFib). These irregular heartbeats make blood pond in your heart where it can coagulate. If that clot reaches your brain, it can result in causing a stroke. This uneven heartbeat i.e., AFib, can be a result of plaques, hypertension, heart failures, and other causes.

If you have AFib, but you feel heart flaps or breathlessness, contact your doctor.

Keep a check on your diabetes

Uncontrolled blood sugar levels can also make you prone to stroke. Diabetes can cause fat build-up in your arteries. Therefore, take your medications on time, exercises regularly, and stay active to control your blood sugar levels.

Get moving

Obesity can be a risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, and many others, ultimately accelerating the risk of stroke. Therefore, exercise regularly to manage your weight and other diseases if you have one.

A walk of 30 minutes for 5 days a week is enough to keep you healthy. However, we would advise you to talk to your doctor before starting the exercises.

Eat healthy food

Eating healthy food can help prevent strokes and shed weight too. Add fresh veggies and fruits to your diet, such as Brussels sprouts, spinach, and broccoli. Moreover, loading up on high-fiber foods and lean proteins is very helpful in reducing the risk of stroke.

In addition, cut down on saturated fats, trans fat, salt, and processed food to avoid the risk of high blood pressure.

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