Why and how stroke happens
A stroke occurs when the brain ceases to receive oxygen and nutrients from rupture or the obstructed arteries that supply it with blood. The largest number of strokes caused by blood clots that form in the artery that brings blood to the brain and reach the brain from another part of the body. Significantly fewer strokes that occur due to rupture and bleeding blood vessel on the surface of the brain, or cracking defective artery in the brain.
Symptoms that suggest approaching a stroke are a sudden weakness, numbness face, arm or leg on one side of the body, slurred speech or totally disabled, difficulties in understanding other people, sudden and fierce dizziness or headaches. About 10% of all strokes as a precursor has transient ischemic attacks, so-called “little strokes” whose symptoms disappear in a short time.
The consequences of stroke in some individuals may be permanent, while some may even fully rehabilitated.
Stroke is directly linked to age and sex. Both men threatened three times greater risk of stroke than women. Due to the increasing awareness of people about the symptoms and risk factors, the incidence of stroke in high-income countries of the world is falling quite rapidly. However, there is still a large number of people who suffer a stroke.
Therefore, one should know that prevention against stroke is very important that this phenomenon can be prevented and that natural remedies can help a lot.
How to prevent a stroke
Take care of the blood pressure: High blood pressure is a major risk factor when it comes to stroke. For information about how blood or it is awk be maintained under control, see “Natural remedies for high blood pressure.”
Supervise cholesterol: People with coronary artery disease are more likely to suffer a stroke. High levels of cholesterol in the blood can increase the chance of coronary artery disease. How do you fight that you can read on page “Diet against elevated cholesterol and triglycerides.”
Take care of kilograms: overweight carries the risk of high blood pressure, which can increase the level of risk of stroke.
Stop Smoking: smokers have a higher risk of heart attack and stroke than a nonsmoker.
Foods against stroke
Beneficial vegetables: One scientific research which covered 87,000 nurses showed that eating large amounts of carrots and spinach can greatly reduce the risk of stroke in women, and possibly in men. Carrots and spinach are rich in antioxidants, among which are the carotenoids, which can help prevent aging of arteries due to increased levels of cholesterol.
Citrus fruits: Citrus fruits contain coumarin, a natural blood thinner, which can contribute to the prevention of blood clots (thrombi).
Garlic: Among other things, because garlic is known as a natural blood thinner.
Selenium and vitamin C against stroke
Selenium: Many scientific studies have shown that the rate of occurrence of stroke greatest in areas where the soil is poor in selenium. Therefore, keep in mind that in your menu switch enough foods rich in selenium, among which are: garlic and onions, red grapes, broccoli, whole wheat and chicken. Selenium is also involved in many antioxidant formulas.
Vitamin E: Many studies documented the ability of vitamin E to prevent the formation of clots in the blood, so it is good prevention against stroke. Among the best dietary sources of vitamin E include olive oil, whole grains, sweet potatoes and oatmeal.