Chronic Disease Pt.3 - What is Stroke?

Chronic Disease Pt.3 - What is Stroke?

 

Hi guys,

This is Part 3 on presenting information on common chronic diseases and I’ll try and keep it as simple as possible!

Today’s episode is on a chronic disease called Stroke.

Last month we presented Cardiovascular Disease which explains issues from the heart and vessels that carries blood around the body.

It’s important to review last month’s blog post because it builds on today’s episode of stroke.

So what is it?

Basically the cardiovascular system develops problems which eventually leads to a clot. If the clot (thrombus) gets big enough and blocks blood traveling to the brain the result is loss of oxygen to the brain.

That’s bad because our body needs blood to deliver oxygen to all our vital organs.

If the brain (which controls all our bodily functions) is compromised then it can mean serious trouble!

This can mean disability or even death!

People has been known to suffer a ‘mild stroke’ called a Transient Ischaemic Accident (TIA) and the signs can be quickly picked up by following F.A.S.T

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If someone around you shows these signs then make sure you act quickly and call for help!

So to reinforce the message from the last blog post a simple strategy to stop this terrible disease is to start monitoring the things you can control like your diet and regular physical exercise.

The result of regular exercise and a great food strategy is reduced inflammation.

That reduces the ongoing damage on the arterial walls which gives your body a better chance to repair it and become healthy.

In my simple mind - it seems to me that a little bit of exercise and watching what’s on my plate is a easier remedy then having to take regular medications and feeling like crap.

MAKE THE CHANGE AND BE DISCIPLINED WITH YOURSELF. You can do it!

I hope this video makes it a bit easier for you to understand stroke.

Keep things simple and stay healthy.

Look out for the next chronic disease episode next month!

#MakingHealthySimple

Leki


 

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