Dear It’s A Stroke And Not A Joke: Monitor Your Daily Activities To Live Freely
Strokes are a serious threat to people and we invite this medical emergency through our reckless behavior towards our lifestyle habits. People with Medical conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation (AF) are at increased risk of having a stroke.
Stroke is a serious condition that occurs when the blood supply to a part or part of the brain is cut off. Due to this kind of hindrance or delay in blood supply, brain tissue gets deprived of oxygen and nutrients and that leads to a stroke.
From unhealthy diets to heavy smoking, there are many lifestyle choices that can increase your risk of stroke. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have shown that taking birth control pills can also increase your risk of stroke. The combined oral contraceptive pill and the contraceptive patch contain the hormone estrogen, which increases the risk of stroke.
Be mindful of your actions and think twice before encouraging the following habits in your lifestyle:
- Neither Physical Activity nor Balanced Diet
Working from home has reduced physical activity to the extent that it leads to a serious illness called obesity. Furthermore, it leaves you prone to chronic diseases and increases your risk of stroke. Regular exercise and a healthy diet can protect you from all kinds of life-threatening conditions and complications, like a stroke.
- Not quitting Smoking (Tobacco)
In addition to affecting the health of your heart and breathing, cigarette smoking makes a person more likely to have a stroke. According to the experts, smoking nearly doubled the risk of ischemic stroke in many cases.
- Binge Drinking
Researchers condemn excessive alcohol consumption because it can lead to a stroke. Having more than two drinks a day is said to increase blood pressure. As defined by the National Health Service (NHS), binge drinking refers to drinking a lot of alcohol in a short period of time or drinking to get drunk. While 8 units of alcohol in a single session are considered binge drinking for men; it is six units for women.
Life is a blessing. Think again and act wisely.