Be aware of Stroke

For all of us health is wealth and if health is lost everything is lost. Without good health you will not be able to do anything or achieve anything in this world. And to lead a healthy and contended life, awareness about different types of diseases especially about stroke is very important. Out of so many diseases with which human beings suffer every now and then, stroke is said to be the most devastating and debilitating one. So what is a stroke?

A stroke is an unexpected disabling attack or loss of consciousness and is caused by a disturbance in the flow of blood to the brain. In India, among people aged up to 45 years, stroke is said to be a major cause of loss of life, limbs and speech. What is the reason for this? Experts are of the view that increasing life expectancy at birth, rising urbanization and our changing lifestyles are the reasons for the occurrence of stroke.

Similarly, increasing stress levels due to hectic work schedules and paucity of time to achieve the targets set for various issues and works are all believed to increase the stroke cases among human beings. For that reason, it needs no emphasis to note that the management of stroke from its beginning to constant care with the main focus on people with first stroke or recurrent strokes is very much important and indispensable and must be attended to at all costs.

What is more, it is frightening to note that people suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes and high blood fat (cholesterol) are said to be at greater risk of being affected by stroke. The most important of these risk factors are said to be high blood pressure. Therefore people with high blood pressure must be aware of it and take all preventive measures in time to adequately control their high blood pressure and keep it in check with proper medication.

Special attention should also be paid to on-set of symptoms of stroke and recent attacks of stroke if any. Likewise, things like seizures, trauma, surgery, bleeding, pregnancy and use of insulin and anti hypertensive and history of modifiable risk factors like hypertension, diabetes, smoking, heart disease and migraine should all be given proper attention. To ward off the effects of dreaded stroke, people having above diseases should always sit, stand or move about with caution and with proper supportive care.

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  1. Alex Socorro says:

    My mother-in-law was hit by a stroke 7 years ago that left her paralyzed on the right side of her body. Worse, she couldn’t talk as if she had lost her tongue. It’s really sad to see her like a vegetable being fed and attended to at all times. It is a pathetic situation that I dread to experience.

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