Stroke can be prevented

A cerebrovascular accident (CVA) also known as stroke, embolism or cerebral haemorrhage , is one of the leading causes of death and the first cause of disability in older adults in the world. It happens when the Blood flow is interrupted in a part of the brain because a glass in said organ it is blocked or broken.


If the blood flow stops for more than a few seconds, the brain can not receive blood and oxygen. The brain cells They can die, causing permanent damage. There are two main types of stroke: ischemic , when an artery in the brain is blocked by a clot and hemorrhagic when a blood vessel breaks and the blood goes to some region of this organ.


Magazine Costumer Reports Health Provides 10 measures to prevent stroke:

  1. Decrease the blood pressure . Hypertension is the main cause of these accidents

  2. Maintain the levels of cholesterol

  3. Caring for the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood

  4. Take aspirin in low doses to prevent the formation of clots (requires medical supervision).

  5. Check the pulse regularly, to detect alterations in the heart rate

  6. Follow a healthy diet; vegetables and fruits, besides a lot potassium Y little sodium

  7. Do exercise of moderate intensity between 15 and 30 minutes, 5 times a week

  8. Keep thin

  9. Drink in moderation. The consumption of alcohol in excess increases the ACV. On the contrary, when you drink 1 or 2 drinks a day, the odds decrease

  10. No Smoking


Approximately every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a cerebrovascular accident It can even occur at any age, although 70% of cases affect people over 65 years of age, being also more frequent in men than in women. To stay away from stroke, it is important to be aware of our health.