Stroke – a Risk That Can be Controlled Stroke is a phenomenon impossible to ignore because of its frequency and serious consequences: death, disability, long and difficult recovery. Worldwide, it is one of the top causes of death and the leading cause of disability; annually is registered 15 million of these diseases, resulting in 5 million deaths and 5 million cases of disability. This means that in the world, one in ten deaths are caused by stroke. For example, in the U.S., annually, for a population of about 300 million occurs approximately 800,000 cases, of which 600,000 patients are the first event of its kind, and the rest have gone through a stroke, while death toll rises to 140,000. In other words, at 40 seconds produces a stroke and at four minutes a death because of it.
And if these statistics seem alarming, well, it seems that strokes are actually much higher! Indeed, besides the typical stroke – ischemic or hemorrhagic – with known neurological manifestations (paralysis, impaired speech or vision, severe headache) or transient ischemic attack (neurological symptoms disappear within a few minutes, maximum 60 minutes), there are silent strokes. It is produced by the same ischemic mechanism, but in this case there is no symptoms and the patient does not know that he suffered a stroke, but in an MRI exam appear death small areas, located in the regions of brain which controls vital functions. But by repeating them, they can lead to memory, behavior or movement problems. It seems that they are 14 times more numerous than classic stroke, and 10% of the population up to 70 years, which has not suffered a classic stroke, had, in fact, at least one silent stroke.
How can we avoid such a condition without any visible signs? Well, by knowing the risk factors and prevention methods that are identical to those of dramatic stroke! Because there is good news: 80% of strokes can be prevented!
There are of course several factors that cannot be controlled. Thus, although stroke can be found in every decade of life and this must be emphasized, however he is more prevalent with age after 55 years and especially after 65 years. It is more prevalent in men, but has a slightly higher mortality in women. It is seen more often in people who have such cases in the family: parents, grandparents, brothers. But other risk factors are largely preventable and treatable, some of them of individual pathology, and some of unhealthy habits.
The main risk factor for stroke is hypertension. This increases of 4-6 times the possibility of such an event. It is therefore important that blood pressure be checked periodically at a young age and the detection of hypertension should be followed strictly prescribed treatment and diet. Attention! Normal blood pressure values are below 120/80 mm Hg, those located between 120 and 139 mmHg and maximum between 80 and 89 mm Hg are classified as pre-hypertension, and more than 140/90 mm Hg as hypertension. Diabetes also increases by 3-4 times the risk of stroke, and it may be associated with hypertension often. Another risk factor is the high cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Existence of another stroke or a history of transient ischemic attack increases to 10 times the risk of stroke. Presence of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease (atrial fibrillation, disease or prosthetic valves, heart disease, dilated cardiomyopathy, heart failure) are other risk factors. Add to this the smoking, obesity (especially abdominal), inactivity, heavy drinking. Special mention must be made of the risk of associating smoking and oral contraceptives, especially in women over 35 years.
Calivita herbal supplements for preventing stroke
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