Stroke is the leading cause of disability and death among adults in the US. It affects almost 795,000 people every year. The good news is that you can do something about it by following these three simple steps:
Avoid tobacco smoke.
Smoking is the leading cause of stroke, and those who smoke are 40% more likely to have a stroke than those who don’t. Tobacco smoke can raise your blood pressure and make your arteries harden, which can lead to clots forming in your blood vessels.
Tobacco smoke contains carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that replaces oxygen in your red blood cells. This makes it harder for them to carry oxygen throughout the body, which causes you to become tired easily when smoking cigarettes. It also makes it more difficult for your heart to pump blood efficiently through the body as well because it’s working harder with less oxygen available for it during this time period – this causes strain on both sides of circulation (blood leaving heart & returning back), increasing risk factors for heart disease/stroke!
The nicotine contained within tobacco products increases production of adrenaline (a hormone secreted by adrenal glands) causing increased heart rate/breathing rate hence increasing frequency at which one may feel nervousness or anxiety due overstimulation from nicotine intake during times when trying quit smoking altogether.”
Exercise for at least 30 minutes per day.
It is very important for you to get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day. You want to make sure that your heart is strong and healthy, so that it can pump blood throughout your body. Exercise can help prevent a stroke by lowering the risk of high blood pressure and cholesterol, which are both signs of cardiovascular disease.
You should always check with your doctor or physical therapist before starting any new exercise program as they will know whether you have any pre-existing injuries or conditions that might affect what kind of exercises are safe for you to do. Once you have talked with them about this issue though, there are many different types of exercise programs available including:
If you have high blood pressure or diabetes, monitor them and take your prescribed medicines to keep it under control.
If you have high blood pressure or diabetes, it is crucial to monitor them and take your prescribed medicines on time. If you don’t take your medicines regularly, they can lead to a stroke.
You don’t have to become a victim of stroke.
So, you’ve decided to become a victim of stroke.
Congratulations! You’re in for the time of your life.
You don’t have to become a victim of stroke, though. There are simple ways for you to avoid it entirely or at least reduce your chances by a great deal.
If you have any questions about stroke or are experiencing symptoms, please contact your doctor immediately. Remember, prevention is key to a healthy life and it’s never too late to start!