• 23/06/2024 00:27

The neurologist listed the main recommendations for preventing stroke

ByJohn Newman

Apr 27, 2024

Neurologist Anastasia Gonchar told what needs to be done to prevent stroke. Cerebrovascular accident is one of the most common causes of death in people around the world.

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The neurologist listed the main recommendations for preventing stroke

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The doctor said that the vast majority of strokes occur due to blockage of an artery in the brain; in this condition, the vessel cannot allow blood to pass through. Gonchar assured that 90% of cases of this disease can be prevented, NBN reports with reference to the Take Care of Yourself portal.

According to the doctor, smoking, excess weight, low physical activity, diabetes and an unbalanced diet – the main causes of thinning or blockage of blood vessels. Therefore, first of all, it is worth working with risk factors that a person can influence.

The neurologist listed seven basic recommendations for preventing stroke. Gonchar advises regularly measuring blood pressure, as well as promptly treating heart disease, diabetes and hypertension. The doctor also noted the importance of checking lipid levels, this can be done through a family doctor.

In addition, it is important to be physically active, eat a balanced diet, give up cigarettes and alcohol, and work with depression and stress.

Earlier, a nutritionist told me whether it is possible to drink coffee on an empty stomach.


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