Monday, May 3, 2010

What is a Stroke?

What is a Stroke?

Taken from ehealthmd, stroke is a "brain attack" that happens when a part of the brain experiences a problem with blood flow. This disruption in blood flow cuts off the supply of oxygen to the cells in that part of the brain, and these cells begin to die.

How to prevent Stroke?

Taken from ehealthmd.
The best way to prevent stroke is to reduce your risk factors and take control of your own health:

  • Lower your cholesterol level if it is elevated - some people can do this by modifying diet; others need to take medication. Lowering cholesterol levels has been proven by researchers to reduce the risk of stroke. For more detailed information on how to lower your cholesterol, go to Lowering Your Cholesterol.
  • If you smoke, stop smoking - Many excellent smoking cessation programs are available today; your doctor can advise you about tools you can use, such as the nicotine patch.Smoking: How To Stop.
    For more information about how to stop smoking, go to
  • Drink alcohol in moderation - A drink or two a day is considered acceptable.
  • Keep your weight within normal limits.
  • Get a moderate amount of exercise at least five days a week.
  • Eat a healthy diet that is high in fruits and vegetables and low in fats.
  • If you have cardiovascular disease, work with your doctor to treat it. Certain types of problems with the heart and blood vessels, such as atherosclerosis and atrial fibrillation can cause blood clots to form. These clots can block an artery in the brain and cause a stroke (or can block a blood vessel in the heart and cause a heart attack).
  • If you have diabetes, keep it under good control. For more detailed information on how to control your diabetes, go to Diabetes.
  • If you have high blood pressure be sure to take your medication regularly. For more detailed information on how to lower your blood pressure, go to Hypertension.
  • Know the warning signs of TIAs and strokes, and get help right away if you experience them.

The Role Of Vitamin E

  • Research suggests that vitamin E helps prevent arteries from clogging by blocking the conversion of cholesterol into its most dangerous form. Vitamin E is also a powerful anti-clotting agent. It helps the blood flow more easily through arteries when fatty plaques are present. It also is an antioxidant, which means it helps prevent cell damage. Ask a doctor about the proper amount of this vitamin to take daily.
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Solehah said...

mak saya dlu kene stroke disebabkan darah tinggi.sedih..tq share artikel ni.

Rabia Sensei said...

Owh, dah okay ker sekrg? Bykkan berusahalah yer dan bykkan bersabar. Welcome

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