| What could
worse than death ?
Rich food, getting stressed out, smoking and drinking
are not worth it. A stroke cripple you mentally
and physically. Leaving you a pitiful shell of
a human being.
One of the leading causes of death and disability
around the world. 48% die within a year.
A stroke is an interruption of blood flow to
the brain by a blood clot caused mostly by fat
deposits in the arteries.
Numbness: Face, arm or leg on one side. Difficulty
speaking/understanding. Difficulty seeing clearly.
Confusion, severe drowsiness, loss of co-ordination.
A persistent headache that comes on suddenly.
Some people have "ministrokes"-transient ischemic
attacks (TIAs) Prompt attention to TIA may prevent
a major stroke.
Risk factors ::
Hypertension. Diabetes. Heart disease. Obesity.
Smoking. High cholesterol levels. Family history
of strokes. Women over 30 who take hormonal birth
control pills. High risk: Men.Elderly people.
Reduce smoking/drinking. Exercise.Lose weight.Keep
your cholesterol,diabetes and blood pressure under
control. Consult your doctor.