A stroke, which causes fatal damage to brain function, is more likely to occur in winter when blood vessels constrict, but more care should be taken in spring, when the temperature difference between day and night is great . In September last year, the National Medical Center announced that the number of stroke patients in Korea had increased by 19% over the past five years.
Stroke, the second leading cause of death worldwide, is known as the ‘silent killer’ as it damages the brain due to a blockage or tear in the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. One day, it can come back suddenly all right, and it gradually deteriorates, but you must receive treatment within 3 hours, called the golden time, to reduce brain damage.
4 typical stroke symptoms
First of all, it is important to recognize the precursor symptoms in advance. The representative precursor symptoms can be divided into four major categories.
First of all, I can’t laugh out loud. Secondly, the inability to reach forward with both hands or a lack of strength in just one limb. Third, there is difficulty with pronunciation or symptoms of aphasia. 4. Blurred vision or staring is directed to one side.
5 ways to self-diagnose
First language disorder. Having trouble speaking or understanding. For example, you may feel that your speech is slow, that you cannot communicate, or that you have difficulty understanding what others are saying. Second body movement disorder. It is difficult for an arm or leg to move or move forward on its own, a wrist or ankle bends spontaneously, or a feeling of weakness in one limb.
third blindness. My vision is dim or dark, and I feel like part of my vision is missing. fourth headache. A severe headache that starts suddenly and becomes persistent or severe. Fifth dizziness. Feeling dizzy or floating. If you have any of the above symptoms, you should suspect a stroke.
Causes and prevention of stroke… Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is key, breathing and meditation help prevent and cure
Strokes are generally caused by hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, dyslipidaemia, smoking, drinking, obesity, lack of exercise, depression and stress. Cholesterol builds up on the inner walls of damaged blood vessels and gradually narrows the blood vessels in the brain, leading to insufficient blood supply or blood clots breaking off from the narrowed area and blocking the blood vessels. In order to prevent these strokes, it is vital to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
In particular, eating habits play a major role in stroke prevention, and high-fat, high-calorie and high-sodium meals should be avoided, and it is good to eat fruit and vegetables and a diet rich in dietary fiber. Also, stop smoking and drinking because they increase the risk of stroke.
It is good to maintain an appropriate amount of exercise and prevent diseases such as abdominal obesity, high blood cancer, and diabetes. It is also a good way to practice breathing and meditation regularly. Because meditation activates the metabolism and reduces stress, it can prevent and relieve high blood pressure, which is the cause of stroke.
Meditation is also effective in overcoming the after effects of a stroke. Meditation can promote mental stability and recovery.
Stroke is a fatal but preventable disease. All you need to do is take good care of your body and brain.