Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Should Do When Exposed To A Mild Stroke

Mild stroke or transient ischemic attack caused by blockage of transient (temporary) brain artery by a blood clot, which usually lasts less than an hour. This attack is often a sign of impending real stroke (stroke), resulting in a prolonged interruption of blood flow to brain tissue is permanently damaged. Mild stroke is a signal that urgent care is needed to prevent an actual stroke. Preventive measures that should be done seriously.
• Monitoring of blood pressure.
Blood pressure should be completely monitored and not exceed 140/90 mmHg in the absence of other risk factors. If necessary, prescribed antihypertensive therapy and its effectiveness monitored by measurement of blood pressure self-contained (you measure your own blood pressure regularly at home).

• Limit salt.
Salt is a major contributor to high blood pressure. Limit your salt intake does not exceed 6 grams per day. Check the labels of processed foods and reduce salt in your cooking to make sure.
• Monitoring of cholesterol.
If you have too much cholesterol, a history of coronary disorders or other risk factors, prescription statins (cholesterol lowering) may be required. Perform also a natural therapy that can lower your total cholesterol by increasing your intake of good cholesterol (HDL) and lowers bad cholesterol (LDL).
• Monitoring of blood sugar.
In the case of diabetes, in addition to monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol, your blood glucose should be monitored regularly. You can do it yourself with a blood glucose meter is now easier to use.
• Stop smoking.
If you are a smoker, smoking cessation should be done. Smoking doubles the risk of stroke because it causes the arteries to harden and make the blood more likely to clot. Get help to quit smoking. In addition, you also should avoid exposure to passive smoking.
• Monitoring of body weight.
Weight loss should be considered if you have a healthy body weight exceeds the limit.
• Avoid unhealthy foods.
If you eat more fruits and vegetables, at least five servings a day, you will have less room for junk food. You can reduce your intake of saturated fat, which promotes hardening of the arteries, by reducing or avoiding red meat. Choose fish and poultry (without skin) instead.


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