How To Naturally Prevent Stroke


Stroke has become a commom ailment these days. Even young people within the age of 40 are now debilitated by neuro-physiological problem that many are now either confined to the wheelchair or resort to using walking stick.
Stroke occurs when blood supply to a part of your brain is interrupted or cut off and as a result, brain cells are deprived of oxygen. This can happen either due to a blockage or bleeding in and around the brain.
Usually the tell-tale signs of stroke are hardly recognised as it’s a build up from stress and high blood pressure. High blood pressure is one of the main risk factors for strokes. People often do not treat high blood pressure aggressively because it does not have any outward signs.
Studies have, however, shown that despite being a very creepy ailment, stroke can be checked from the on start.
In other words, stroke is an accumulation of stress and poor lifestyle, which means there are risk factors that can lead to the health problem.
Smoking, obesity and other ailments such as diabetes and heart disease can lead to stroke.
Smokers, according to research, are two times more likely to have an ischemic stroke which is caused by a narrowing or blocking of arteries to the brain.
High alcohol intake such as those involved in heavy drinking are susceptible to stroke. Men are expected to limit their alcohol intake. Women should not drink more than 2 to 3 units a day and red wine is preferable.
High blood pressure is creepy and many people have died because they failed to control it. High blood pressure can lead to sudden death or stroke. It’s advisable you always check your BP at least weekly.
Those who control their blood pressure are more likely to survive stroke attack than those who do not.
Apart from taking conventional drugs there are more healthy ways through which you can prevent stroke. One of such is to ensure regular exercise or activity. Being physically active is germane. At least it lowers your blood cholesterol and prevent blood clots in the arteries.
As earlier mentioned, those with diabetes are likely to suffer stroke hence it’s advisable for you to check your blood sugar level. Exercise can reduce blood sugar, but eating more of vegetable and less processed carbohydrate is more beneficial.
Instead of frying your food, you can cook, bake or roast. This includes such foods as eggs, yam and potatoes. Check the kind of oil you use in cooking. Palm oil and olive oil remain the best natural oils available.
Eating lots of nuts helps raise the healthy cholesterol. In other words, instead of eating foods loaded with sugar and salt, such as sweet biscuits, one can eat snacks with fruits such as cucumber, carrots, tiger nuts and other natural foods.
Resting from stress or work is necessary. Scientists believe sleep is helpful reducing blood pressure. Have enough rest and sleep to regain energy and be positive.