If the stroke isn’t treated quickly, the brain cells in that area may start to die from lack of oxygen, 彼が追加した.
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, メリーランド, 研究に関与しなかった人.
Common symptoms include feeling weakness in your arms, legs or face, particularly if the feeling is isolated to one side of your body, 彼は言った.
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, 彼は注意した.
How to decrease your chances of stroke
Increasing physical activity while decreasing sedentary time can help lower your risk of stroke, Stewart said.
People can start by standing more and sitting less, 彼は注意した, 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
“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,” 彼は言った.
Previous research has shown
10 potentially modifiable risk factors
, including alcohol consumption
, were associated with
90% of strokes
, Joundi said
, そう “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,” 彼は言った.