Stroke is certainly one of the most well-known cerebrovascular diseases. It can originate either from the rupture of a blood vessel or from its sudden closure. In the first case there is a cerebral hemorrhage, that is the leakage of blood and the consequent compression. In the other, however, the damage derives from the lack and / or lack of oxygen and glucose transported by the blood to the nerve cells.
Having said that, here’s how to prevent stroke in women and what recommendations to follow for prevention.
The main symptoms
According to the available data, cerebral stroke is the third leading cause of death in Italy after cardiovascular pathologies and neoplasms. It also represents the first absolute cause of disability.
Only a quarter of stroke survivors recover completely. For the remaining 75% it is a question of having to live with some form of disability, minor or major depending on the case.
Unfortunately, strokes almost always come suddenly and painlessly. The case of cerebral haemorrhage, which is often accompanied by headache, is (almost) an exception.
Among the most common symptoms of stroke we mention the loss of coordination of movements, the sensation of dizziness and / or dizziness. Likewise, we have difficulty in speaking and / or understanding the meaning of other people’s speeches. Again, visual disturbance, which can affect one or both eyes.
As mentioned, headache, strong and unusual, is also one of the symptoms of this cerebrovascular disease. Finally we mention the lack of motility or strength or the sensory deficit in the lower half of the face, legs, arm. Or the difficulty in lifting one arm or keeping it raised to the same height as the other.
Here is how to prevent stroke in women and what the symptoms of this cerebrovascular disease would be
Let’s see at this point what are the main ministerial recommendations for prevention purposes. In summary we have:
- the adoption of healthy lifestyles, which translated means above all not smoking, avoiding drugs and limiting alcohol. Then practice adequate physical activity (choosing adequately between running or walking), eat healthy and balanced, do not exceed 3 cups of coffee a day;
- recognize and monitor any factors that increase the risk of stroke. The reference to diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, atrial fibrillation, arterial hypertension, heart disease and vascular disease. Obviously, the continuous and constant monitoring of these risk factors must be done constantly with your doctor and the help of any specialists. In general, all these factors increase, to a variable extent depending on the factor, the risk of experiencing sudden nerve cell distress.
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