Stroke Association is committed to helping all of those who have suffered from a stroke. You're in the right place as we aim to help you moving forward and discover many preventive tips for your future health accomplishments.
A stroke occurs when the flow of oxygenated blood to the brain is interrupted or reduced because the arteries which carry the blood are blocked or have ruptured. The deprivation of oxygen and nutrients to any area of the brain ultimately leads to the demise of the brain cells. Having a stroke can be very detrimental to a person’s body if quick medical attention is not received. Here are some of the stroke dangers associated with its occurrence;
· When there is minimal or no circulation of blood to the brain, the body’s life support systems is at a threat of not working efficiently and this includes the heart and the breathing system.
· The prevention of the blood from reaching a part of the brain known as the cerebellum will have a definite effect on the functioning of a person’s muscles and if medical attention is not administered early enough it can be permanent.
· Having a stroke can also affect a person’s ability to control their senses and their speech
· The deprivation of blood to a part of the brain known as the cortex can severely damage a person’s analytical skills and perception. On serious cases it will affect the movement of the body.
When one has had a stroke, getting the medical assistance and medication is very vital. But it is also important to realize that there are some habits and actions one should watch out for if they have suffered from a stroke;
· One should watch on their weight after suffering from a stroke. Being overweight makes a person have greater chances of having a stroke again. The high cholesterol usually contributes immensely to cardiovascular diseases that may affect the blood vessels and their function. So having a manageable weight is crucial.
· Taking up an exercise program at least thirty minutes in a day is very crucial in reducing the chances of a stroke recurring. An exercise program should also be accompanied by a balanced and nutritious diet.
· Smoking and drinking of alcohol can also induce a stroke. Smoking reduces the levels of oxygen in the body and also introduces toxins in the body that can damage the blood vessel walls. Quitting smoking and drinking can help immensely in reducing the chances of getting a stroke.
Monitoring your blood pressure and ensuring it’s at a moderate level is important. This is because hypertension is a risk factor that is associated with the occurrence of a stroke.