According to statistics, about one-third of stroke victims die within three years after the stroke. And do not think that stroke threatens only the elderly. In recent years, this disease has become “much younger”.
If you are a man, you are from 30 to 49 years old, you smoke, drink alcohol, you have a sedentary job and a lot of stressful situations, you are at risk. There is a possibility for you to have a stroke.
If you are a woman and for many years you have been taking birth control pills, if you are overweight or have diabetes, you are also at risk. According to the recent research, hormonal contraceptives alter the clotting of blood greatly and thereby increase the risk of stroke to nine times.
Women, who have not reached the menopause yet, are somewhat safe from a stroke because their own female hormones and the more resistant (on average), the nervous system protects them from this disease. But after the age of fifty years, the risk of a stroke in men and women is about the same.
You Can Walk Away From a Stroke
A stroke often occurs during a hypertensive crisis. It is a very unpleasant condition, which can catch a man off guard anywhere: a painful headache due to a sharp rise in the blood pressure, tremor of the limbs, feeling cold, fear of imminent death, nausea, and sometimes vomiting.
A hypertensive crisis occurs in those who suffer from hypertension. Hypertension (a high blood pressure) has already been called the disease of the century.
To some extent the blame could be put on the technological progress: all over the world the number of young people with hypertension is growing exponentially.
We often spend all our work time and leisure time at the computer or just watching TV. But a simple and even pleasant prevention of hypertensive crises and strokes is a daily hour walk.
Moderate exercises, without excessive physical exertion, which is also harmful to hypertensive patients, are able to push back a stroke even for those who are predisposed to it.
Less Salt, More Vegetables!
Japanese cuisine is considered one of the healthiest in the world because of its low calorie content and an abundance of seafood. In Japan, however, traditionally, there is always a shortage of vegetables. Japanese doctors proved that rare eating of vegetables increases the risk of stroke significantly.
It increases the risk of strokes and diabetes, because it leads to a gradual change in the walls of blood vessels and increases the risk of blood clotting.
Salt can also be a great threat. People who prefer salty, spicy and fatty foods suffer from strokes more often. It’s simple: salt retards the outflow of fluid from the body and thus increases the blood pressure.
So if you have recently had a hypertensive crisis, it is not necessary to eat a lot of salty food.
Obesity is another risk factor. Generally obese people have more common life-threatening chronic diseases, and a high blood pressure is diagnosed in each of the obese. One solution is to watch your weight, walk more, and eat rationally.
Among the lovers of coffee and alcohol a chance to have a stroke is also very high. And if such a person smokes, the risk of stroke increases significantly.
Another disease of the civilization, the cervical degenerative disc disease, also contributes to the development of hypertension and strokes. In this case the solution may be a regular massage, neck massage, and a recommended physical therapy for the cervical spine.
With every passing decade, the risk of a stroke increases seven times. In the old age not only hypertension but also high cholesterol and atherosclerosis of the brain can cause a stroke.
The refusal to take prescribed medications that reduce the blood pressure or irregular appointment can cause a hypertensive crisis.
Daily walks in the fresh air, frequent field trips, swimming, a diet rich in vegetables — this is a recipe for a long life without a stroke and hypertensive crises.