If the stroke isn’t treated quickly, the brain cells in that area may start to die from lack of oxygen, hy het bygevoeg.
Signs of a stroke
There are multiple signs that indicate someone may be having a stroke, said Kerry Stewart, professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, wat nie by die studie betrokke was nie.
Common symptoms include feeling weakness in your arms, legs or face, particularly if the feeling is isolated to one side of your body, hy het gesê.
Slurred speech and difficulty seeing or hearing are other signs you may be having a stroke, according to Stewart.
If you suddenly have a severe headache that isn’t linked to any other known health conditions you have, that could also be a stroke symptom, het hy opgemerk.
How to decrease your chances of stroke
Increasing physical activity while decreasing sedentary time can help lower your risk of stroke, Stewart gesê.
People can start by standing more and sitting less, het hy opgemerk, and make small changes in their routine like taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
Adults should get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity physical activity
, according to the American Heart Association
. Joundi said it’s ideal for that activity to be in periods of more than
10 minutes at a time
“Activities are considered moderate intensity when you are exercising enough to raise your heart rate and break a sweat, such as brisk walking or biking,” hy het gesê.
het gewys 10 potentially modifiable risk factors
, including alcohol consumption
, were associated with
90% of strokes
, Joundi said
, so “90% of strokes could in theory be avoided if all of these risk factors were removed in a population.
To reduce the risk of stroke, Joundi recommended people focus on more than just decreasing sedentary leisure time.
“Improving physical activity is only one important component of stroke risk reduction, together with a nutritious diet, smoking cessation, and diagnosing and treating conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes,” hy het gesê.