Prevent Stroke by Identifying Its Risk Factors

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Illustration of women in exercising dressStroke is one of the common health problems in the world. Although stroke is commonly related to older age, the reality is more and more people in their early 30s were attacked by stroke. Besides causing impairment, stroke also can cause death.

But if you prepare from now, you can cut a big portion of the risk factors.

Stroke is a brain seizure which rise abruptly because of blood flow disturbance when there is blockage or rupture of blood vessels in the brain causing the brain cell to deprive oxygen from blood or food nutrients until it causes the cell to die in short time. If a brain cell is dead, the brain cell cannot regenerate or grow back, and for this reason we have to be very careful about stroke.

Men have greater risk to get stroke, but in these days, the chance have become the same for women. Women tend to stress more because they have two roles, as a worker or careered person and also a mother in her house.

To help level down the risk of getting stroke, try doing these checkups:

Blood pressure checkup
Many peoples do not know that they have hypertension, because this disease does not show any external signs. Check your blood pressure at least once a year because handling hypertension is not a negotiable thing in preventing stroke.

Check your cholesterol level
There can be many reasons why the level of cholesterol in the blood is high, among them includes eating trend, fatness and smoking habits. Lowering down the level of bad cholesterol is very important, in whatever age or health condition that you are. The good level recommended is less that 160 mg/dl. Choose foods with low fat content.

Diabetes mellitus
Then look at your blood sugar level. Diabetic peoples usually has poor condition blood vessels and it can give risk to get heart diseases or stroke.

Make time for playing
Body that does not move much adds the risk factor of getting stroke, but playing or exercising for at least 30 minutes daily, three times a week, can cut the risk off.

Other risk factors
Other risk factors of stroke are age, stress, obesity, smoking, high fat consumption, and heart disease, especially heart disease with symptom of heart rhythm disturbance.

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