Stroke affects the blood supply to the brain, preventing brain from getting oxygen and nutrients, and can lead to symptoms such as:
If you are suspecting a stroke, act
Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Check if the person can smile.
Is one arm weak or numb? Check if the person can raise both arms.
Is speech slurred? Check if the person has difficulty to speak even a simple sentence.
If the person shows any of these symptoms, get to the hospital immediately.
Risk factors of stroke can be non-modifiable (uncontrollable) and modifiable (controllable). Non- modifiable factors include age and sex, whereas modifiable include history of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity/ overweight, lack of exercise, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption.
Stroke can be prevented by making healthy lifestyle choices and working on the factors that can increase the risk of stroke.
Eat healthy foods
Maintain a normal weight.
Be physically active.
Quit smoking and limit alcohol consumption.
Keep blood pressure, sugar, and cholesterol levels in check.
If you have any heart disease, get it diagnosed and treated
Be compliant, take your medications regularly as prescribed.
Take this risk assessment today to determine your health risk.
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