Be aware before being paralyzed by Stroke

The near threat that we should not overlook is “Stroke” . It is the third most popular cause of death in the world and ranked second in Thailand after cancer. It is very dangerous. If you know it first and can notice it, you can quickly treat it and be able to fully recover but don’t be reckless that it will not happen to you. Let’s see what causes stroke, and how to notice it. Let’s go.

What is Stroke?

It is a cerebral infarction or bleeding in the brain that causes a stroke or blockage resulting in oxygen deficiency in brain cells, and death of the brain. People with this condition must be urgently taken to the doctor to get treatment. The stroke can be divided into two types: 

  1. Ischemic Stroke It is found in about 80 to 90 percent of cases and is caused by abnormalities in the arteries that feed the brain. Patients with risk factors are usually those with diabetes, hypertension, arrhythmia, some blood disease, people who smoke a lot, and people who lack exercise. It will cause the vascular wall to thicken and harden, causing constriction and blockage.
  2. Hemorrhagic Stroke The percentage found is about 10 to 20 percent. Even if the percentage found is small, they have a very high chance of death. It is often caused by people with high blood pressure, including people who drink alcohol because the blood supply to the brain decreases suddenly and there is a blood clot in the brain.

Observe the symptoms when you have a "Stroke".

When one side of the brain malfunctions, it causes physical disorders whether more or less. Check your body and surrounding people if you have any of the following symptoms, go for medical examinations.

  • Slurred speech and have facial palsy on one side of the face
  • Fatigue, numbness in the face, arms and legs.
  • Headaches and dizziness.
  • Unable to balance, abnormal balance.
  • Acute blurred vision or double vision.

How to Prevent "Stroke"

It can be done in people who have never had a stroke before or have been cured and do not want to have it again. The following can be done:

  • Annual health check, check your risk so you can prevent it in time.
  • Maintaining and controlling risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and abstaining from smoking, drinking alcohol, etc.
  • Choose to eat more food, refrain from foods that are fat, especially saturated fat, and turn to nutritious foods such as vegetables and fruits
  • Exercise regularly for at least 30 minutes a day
  • Keep the weight under normal control

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