Stroke: how to get a second chance

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After a vascular occlusion in the brain, the risk of suffering another stroke is very high. With proper prevention, this can often be avoided.

Cardiologists say: After stroke is before the stroke. This also applies to a Transient ischemic attackin which the blood supply is temporarily reduced – a mini-stroke that leaves no visible damage. “Especially in the first days and weeks, there is a great danger that the circulatory disorder in the brain repeatedly – because the causes of the heart attack often persist”says Dr. Sonia Busch, chief physician of electrophysiology at the Coburg Clinic, im Health journal “Apotheken Umschau”.

A healthy lifestyle is the best insurance

the good news: Most second strokes are preventable. To prevent, underlying diseases such as arteriosclerosis (calcification of the vessels) or cardiac arrhythmia atrial fibrillation as well as risk factors such as high blood pressure, Diabetes and low blood lipid levels are treated. And of course, a healthy lifestyle is also important.

Eating healthy and moving a lot, not smoking and reducing stress: these four elements alone Lifestyle changes can significantly reduce the risk of a first stroke or a repeat stroke. Sports has a positive effect on blood lipids and blood pressure and promotes weight loss. The elasticity of the vessels improves. Blood flows more easily through the vessels. The sport is suitable slightly increase your heart rate: Brisk walking, cycling or swimming four to seven days and at least 150 minutes per week.

No more smoking and constant stress

Same Healthy eating is insurance against another stroke. Five servings of vegetables and fruits as well as whole grain products are recommended daily. Canola, flaxseed, walnut or olive oil is inexpensive, as well as Dairy products, nuts and legumes. Meat, especially red, should be eaten as little as possible. And: no more than six grams of salt per day.

who else refrain from smoking, can reduce one’s risk of stroke to non-smoker levels within five years. Same stress, especially prolonged stressful situations, increases the risk of another stroke. If the body is constantly on alert, it releases more stress hormones. Result: blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol remain high. permanent excitement also interferes with blood clotting. techniques like autogenic training, yoga or meditation help cope with stress.

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