WHAT is it? WHY do you get it? HOW can I get rid of it?
What is it?
Blood is carried to the brain by blood vessels called arteries, and blood is full of oxygen and nutrients that your brain needs. The Stroke happens when blood is interrupted or stops moving through an artery, because the artery is blocked or burst. The brain begins to die because it's not getting the oxygen and nutrients; that is the beginning of Stroke.
Someone dies from Stroke every 10 minutes
Treatment and Prevention
But you can fix it before you suffer. The first and most obvious way to prevent strokes is to manage your diet - cut down on salt intake and add healthy foods. Just 3 shakes less a day could keep stroke away. Other things that decrease the risk of stroke are drinking moderately; quitting smoking; exercising regularly and controlling your weight.
Although it’s not something we can affect, males and African Americans, Native Americans, and Alaskan Native have a higher chance of getting stroke than others.
In Australia, 1 out of 6 people will have a Stroke by the age of 40
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The persons face is drooping or uneven compared to normal
Strength is weak and they have trouble holding up their body
Speech is slurred
Paralysis in parts of their body, especially their face
Loss of balance
A feeling of paralysis
Impaired vision or having trouble seeing, even if temporary
Having difficulty understanding certain statements
- Loss or decrease of senses - smell, taste, hearing, sight
- Loss of reflex
Stroke is Australia 3rd biggest killer and they lost $5 billion from the financial costs of it in 2012
HOW TO PREVENT IT?
So how can we prevent getting Stroke? How do we beat it before it beats us? Well, we can:
- Cut down on salt
- Stop smoking
- Stop drinking as much alcohol
- Add more healthy food to our diet
- Get more exercise
So basically, we need to keep a healthy lifestyle and then the risk if Stroke becomes almost nothing.
3 LESS SHAKES SALT A DAY KEEPS THE STROKE AWAY
The National Stroke Foundation
World Stroke Organisation
National Stroke Association