Home Health Department of Disease Control campaigns for World Palsy Day 2021 for people to “know the warning signs cerebrovascular disease A fraction of a minute is worth saving lives.”

Department of Disease Control campaigns for World Palsy Day 2021 for people to “know the warning signs cerebrovascular disease A fraction of a minute is worth saving lives.”

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Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health Campaign for World Stroke Day or World Palsy Day 2021 “Know the warning signs of a stroke. A fraction of a minute is worth saving lives.” Emphasizes people to observe their symptoms according to FAST principles. If symptoms occur, they should seek medical attention. The sooner you heal, the more likely you will be healed. low complication and less disability

Today (28 Oct) Dr. Opas Karn Kawinpong Director-General of the Department of Disease Control said that cerebrovascular disease It is a leading cause of death and disability. In the past year, there were 13.7 million cases worldwide, of which 1 in 4 were aged 25 years and over, with 5.5 million deaths and an increase of 6.7 million likely to die per year. 34,728 deaths from stroke, 20,034 males and 14,694 females, and the World Stroke Organization (WSO) has designated October 29 of each year as “World Stroke Day or World Stroke Day. (World Stroke Day)” in 2021, a campaign under the theme Minutes can save lives: Learn the signs, Say it’s a stroke Save #Precioustime : Know the warning signs of a stroke. A fraction of a minute is life-saving.” It focuses on raising awareness of stroke warning signs and accessing timely treatment. Because every minute that a brain cell is deprived of blood, about a million brain cells die.

Stroke is now a major public health problem. although not fatal But it can cause long-term disability. Requires the help of others throughout life. The risk factor is high blood pressure Hyperlipidemia, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, lack of exercise inappropriate food intake smoking and drinking alcohol which such disease Caused by the blood vessels that supply the brain are narrowed, clogged or ruptured, causing cerebral ischemia and brain tissue damage. Loss of function until it is paralyzed, paralysis or fatal, so the Department of Disease Control asks people to observe their symptoms according to FAST principles as follows: F (Face) face numbness or weakness, crooked mouth, drooping corners of the mouth, blurred vision, double vision. A (Arm) Weakness in one of the arms or legs S (Speech) Slurred speech Difficulty speaking T (Time) You must go to the hospital immediately within 4 hours if you experience any of the above symptoms. You should see a doctor as soon as possible or call the hotline 1669 for treatment and recovery as much as possible.

Dr. Opas added that The disease can be prevented through behavioral modifications to reduce the risk. starting from checking blood pressure regularly control blood pressure levels Fat and blood sugar levels to be within the normal range. quit smoking do not drink alcohol Avoid fermented foods. salty food and foods that are high in fat, such as lean meats offal Eat fruits and vegetables every day. control weight appropriately exercise regularly and annual health check-up at least once a year. These behaviors will reduce the risk of stroke. For more information, please contact the Department of Disease Control hotline at 1422.

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