Posted on Jun 26, 2008 | Comments 0
Do you have any family history of diabetes or stroke? Then be cautious, you are at increased risk of developing stroke, a life threatening health condition.
Family history of diabetes or stroke is two uncontrollable factors, which can elevate your risk of experiencing stroke in your life. Apart from these factors, age, race, sex are other factors that can possibly increase your risk of stroke.
So, identifying the warning signs of stroke in early stages can become the best way for you, to avoid further health complications.
How to identify warning signs of stroke?
Sudden weakness in face, leg or arm often experiencing only on one side of your body is the most common warning sign of stroke. Apart from this, some other important warning signs of stroke can mainly include:
- Sudden difficulty in speaking or even finding difficulty in understanding the words spoken by other persons.
- Unexpected blurred, decreased or double vision
- Loss of balance or coordination between various parts of your body and also you can feel sudden dizziness.
- An unusual headache, accompanied with facial pain, vomiting, pain between your eyes and also altered unconsciousness.
- Confusion in understanding things.
In general, most of you might not experience any kind of warning signs for stroke. But, one possible sign of life threatening stroke is transient ischemic attack (TIA).
Are there any controllable factors to decrease the risk of stroke?
Certain controllable medical conditions that can decrease your risk of stroke includes heart disease, high cholesterol levels [Maintaining normal cholesterol level], atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, personal history of transient ischemic attack and also carotid artery disease.
Is it possible to stay away from stroke?
When you realize that you are at increased risk levels of stroke, consult your personal physician and discuss about your risk factors. Seek appropriate suggestions and essential measures to prevent stroke and its associated health concern issues. Here are some helpful ways to avoid stroke.
- If you are suffering with high blood pressure, consider effective and essential measures to control it in a better way.
- If you have habit of smoking, try to quit smoking. If you don’t have it, at least don’t start now.
- Fat and cholesterol content foods are highly harmful for health, so, when you are confirmed that you are at increased risk of developing stroke, stay away from all fat foods. Instead, try to develop healthy food habits.
- Restrict yourself to take limited amounts of alcohol.
Ask your doctor for better suggestions to make these necessary changes in your routine life style and seek better help from your family and friends. However, regular health checkup is always essential to identify problems in early stages.
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