What is a brain stroke? Who is more?

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In general, many people confuse brain stroke and heart attack with the same thing. But in reality, it is not. Let’s first find out what are the symptoms of a brain stroke-

  • Feeling numb in hands and feet
  • Problems tying shoe laces
  • Numbness of the mouth, entanglement of speech
  • Awkward walking
  • Neck-head pain, vomiting, loss of definition

Physiologists explain stroke: A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to the arteries of the heart is disrupted. And when the blood supply to the brain decreases, brain stroke occurs. When an artery ruptures suddenly, there is bleeding in the brain. This ‘cerebral hemorrhage’ is one of the causes of brain stroke.

Sometimes it is seen that for some reason the arteries become narrow and blood clots form in any part of the brain. It can also lead to brain stroke, which in medical terms is called ‘cerebral thrombosis’.

Cerebral hemorrhage or thrombosis – neither of which is completely unknown. Experts say that in both cases there is a problem with blood flow in the arteries for several days. And regular blood pressure measurements show that there is a problem somewhere inside the body. However, the tendency to ignore that ‘indication’ of danger is what makes doctors think more.

At the Calcutta Medical College in West Bengal, India, neuroscientists conducted a ‘Stroke Awareness’ survey on patients, their families, and non-medical staff. It has been found that 70% -8% of people think that a stroke occurs only in the chest (ie heart). Chest pain. Little do they know that the brain may be in contact with it.

In addition, doctors from Neelratan Sarkar Medical College Hospital and Bangur Institute of Neurology’s Neuromedicine conducted a five-year survey of 20,000 people in Ramnagar, Baruipur, on general neurological diseases. Shankar Prasad Saha, one of the doctors in the survey, lamented, ‘Only 20% are aware of what a stroke is, where it is, why it happens! This is the biggest obstacle in the way of reducing the stroke rate.

On the other hand, the Stroke Foundation of Bengal has conducted a survey of 9,000 stroke patients from different parts of West Bengal at Calcutta Medical College. Their report was presented at the annual session of the Indian Stroke Association Congress in Indore. Deepesh Mandal, one of the doctors in the survey, said 50% of people in West Bengal who have high blood pressure are unaware of it. For those who know, half of them do not seek treatment again, nor do they take regular medication. As a result, the stroke silently puts the paw.

Doctor Nikhil Biswas thinks that this ‘ignorance’ of people about stroke is increasing death and disability. He said, ‘If someone suddenly starts hurting our neck and hands here, people will think, it is the fault of sleeping! If you have a headache, you will feel acid. If you feel numb with tingling in your hands and feet, you will think arthritis. Don’t think that these can be signs of a stroke! ‘

Neurologist Parimal Tripathi said, ‘Regular health check-ups are essential if you have high blood pressure or diabetes. But most of the folks here area unit indifferent. For the middle class, health check-ups mean luxury. But if you do it, about 1 million people a year can avoid stroke.

In fact, according to Hu’s report, the rate of stroke is now ‘six-in-one. That is, anywhere in the world, if six people come together, it will be seen that not one of them has ever contracted this disease in his life, or can read it!

According to experts, smoking not only increases the risk of stroke but also increases the risk of colon cancer by 2,000 percent, lung cancer by 12,000 percent, and stroke by 6 percent. However, the hope is that those who have had a silent stroke, if they quit smoking, can help reduce the severity of the stroke.

Let’s not know who is at higher risk of stroke

  • Those whose blood pressure is more than 120/80
  • Smoker
  • Those who have diabetes and have trouble sleeping at night. In addition, those whose blood homocysteine ​​levels increase.
  • Those whose hip measurements are not consistent with waist measurements and have high levels of C-reactive protein in the blood.
  • Those who do not have the habit of swimming or running 20 minutes daily.
  • Those who drink alcohol.
  • Those whose parents or siblings have had a stroke.
  • A person who eats fish once a month eats less vegetables and grains and who eats extra salt in the diet.
  • Do not take regular dental care.
  • Those who do not travel in the open air. Those who have ulcers. Those who are unmarried. Those who suffer more depression and those who can not control anger.

Once you know these things, take the necessary action quickly, apply the remedies that you have and consult a doctor if necessary. Here are some tips. Follow up if necessary to prevent stroke.

  • Regular blood pressure tests
  • Regular intake of prescribed medication-diet on the advice of a physician
  • Walking by the rules
  • Necessary changes in daily eating habits
  • Weight control
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