Ways to prevent a stroke

To prevent a stroke (CVA) is essential to watch our weight, a healthy diet and monitor symptoms to be able to detect it in time.
Formas de prevenir un derrame cerebral
Did you know that the consequences of a brain flow can become so severe that they can even cause death? It is precisely for this reason that this time we will see the best way to prevent a stroke, so let's know the symptoms that can alert us and that way we can be much more attentive to any risk.

Why is it there?

A stroke happens when blood vessels that are located within the brain are plugged, either by the presence of a clot or bleeding of any kind. The symptoms depend on the severity of each case.

Its main symptoms

When a stroke has been they are affected several areas of the body and the senses, primarily memory, mobility, speech, behaviour and even thoughts. These symptoms, as well as some signs that can warn that something doesn't go well, may occur suddenly or in some cases may be so slow for a few hours, days or weeks.

Signs of a possible stroke

  • Numbness
  • Weakness or sudden paralysis in the face or on one side of the body
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding
  • Blurred vision
  • Very strong and sudden headache with a very high blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance or muscle control
If you present these signs, it's an emergency! And therefore seek urgent medical help, because more is soon taken care are more likely to repair the damage without greater consequences.

Recommendations to prevent a stroke

Maintain good control of blood pressure

When blood pressure is greater than 130 - 80, becomes a factor of very high risk to suffer a stroke. As high pressure does not professional that you're trying to cause symptomsit is essential to ask for an appointment and ask the doctor a test appropriate to verify that the blood pressure is at normal levels, otherwise surely you will make the relevant recommendations. Some of them will be, mainly, in regards to food and changes in habits of life, as for example physical exercise and quit smoking or drinking alcohol - in the event that you do it-.
Only if it is absolutely necessary and if the pressure has reached a point of uncontrollable physician will send some medicines.

Control your weight

If a person is overweight, it is important to try to get off those extra pounds, since this is another risk factor for suffering a stroke. Properly reduce the overweight is through a good physical activity and do everything possible to maintain a diet healthy, in which fruits and vegetables, trying the best to avoid foods rich in fats and sugars are present.

Healthy eating

A diet balanced which is them priority to healthy food really do make the difference, since we are protecting us from the risk of suffering a stroke, diabetes, high cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, among other things.
Order to maintain a healthy diet, avoid fried foods and fast foods, increasing the consumption of fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish, chicken or Turkey.
Remember... "Better safe than sorry"
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