Stroke is certainly one of the most well-known cerebrovascular diseases. It can arise either from a rupture of a blood vessel or its sudden closure. In the first case there is a cerebral hemorrhage, that is, blood leakage and the resulting pressure. In the other case, the damage results from a lack and/or lack of oxygen and glucose that the blood carries to the nerve cells.
Having said that, here’s how to prevent stroke in women and what recommendations to follow for prevention.
According to the available data, stroke is the third leading cause of death in Italy after cardiovascular and oncological diseases. It is also the absolute number one cause of disability.
Only a quarter of stroke survivors recover fully. For the remaining 75%, it is about having to live with some form of disability, whether minor or major depending on the situation.
Unfortunately, strokes almost always come on suddenly and without pain. The case of cerebral hemorrhage, which is often accompanied by a headache, is (almost) an exception.
Loss of coordination of movements and a sense of lightheadedness and/or dizziness are among the most common symptoms of stroke. Likewise, we have difficulty speaking and/or understanding the meaning of other people’s speeches. Again, a visual disturbance that can affect one or both eyes.
As mentioned, a headache, strong and unusual, is also a symptom of this cerebrovascular disease. Finally, we mention the lack of movement, strength, or sensory deficits in the lower half of the face, legs and arms. Difficulty lifting or keeping one arm at the same height as the other.
Here’s how to prevent stroke in women and what are the symptoms of this cerebrovascular disease
Let’s see at this point what are the main ministerial recommendations for prevention. In short we have:
- Adopting healthy lifestyles, which above all means quitting smoking, staying away from drugs, and limiting alcohol. Then do enough physical activity (appropriate choice between running or walking), eat healthy and balanced food, and do not exceed 3 cups of coffee per day;
- Recognize and monitor factors that increase the risk of stroke. Indication of diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, atrial fibrillation, arterial hypertension, cardiovascular disease. It is clear that constant and constant monitoring of these risk factors should be done constantly with your doctor and with the help of any specialist. In general, all of these factors, to a variable extent depending on the factor, increase the risk of sudden neuronal distress.
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