Strokes, also called brain attacks are no accident. Your chances of having a stroke increase as you get older, especially if the tendency runs in your family. Other conditions that raise your risk include high blood pressure, diabetes, heart conditions, and kidney disease.
But do you know what happens to your brain during a stroke? The brain is the command center of your body, and has specialized areas that control functions such as movement, sensation, speech, and behavior. The heart delivers oxygen and nutrients to the brain cells, but a stroke interrupts the process by depriving blood flow to a section of the brain. Mini-stroke also called A TIA (transient ischemic attack) has temporary effects but often precedes a major disabling stroke.
The early symptoms of brain attacks:
1.Facial droop on one side
2.Weakness in one arm or leg
4.Numbness, especially on one side
6.Blurred or double vision
7.Loss of balance
You’re at higher risk for stroke if you’re over age 55 and if any of your relatives have had one. Here are 8 common habits that may increase the chance of stroke. Here are some things you can do:
1. Stop smoking
3.Lose excess weight
4.Eat a balanced diet of wholesome foods
5. Decrease salt, fat, sweets, and processed foods
If you have any of this signs you should call your doctor immediately.
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