Four myths of stroke

Posted by nutritionist 16/08/2018 0 Comment(s) healthy lifestyle,

1. Only seniors are at risk of stroke.


Stroke attacks are commonly thought to strike the elderly, this is untrue given that more people are getting it at a younger age. The contributing factors are high blood pressure, heavy drinking, smoking, late nights, high cholesterol levels, poor blood circulation, heart disease, etc. 

 

2. Thin people will not have a stroke.


Compared with fat people, thin people have a relatively lower chance of contracting a stroke, but they must not let down their guard. Because lean people can also suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, disorders of blood lipids and other diseases, these are the risk factors for stroke.

 

3. People with normal or low blood pressure will not have a stroke.


People with high blood pressure are prone to cerebrovascular disease, but it is not the only risk factor. In patients with cerebral arteriosclerosis, due to the narrowing of the cerebral vascular lumen and other factors, they may develop cerebrovascular disease even if their blood pressure are normal or low.

 

4. You can’t prevent a sudden onset of stroke.


In fact, there are often many signs before the onset of stroke. For example, there will be one or more transient ischemic attacks (commonly referred to as small strokes). Sudden monocular or double-eyed eyes, uable to see things clearly, numbness or weakness in the face or unilateral extremities, unclear speech, severe headaches, etc. Once the above symptoms occur, go to the hospital immediately. A small stroke often indicates the onset of a major stroke and cannot be delayed.

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