A stroke is caused by the disruption of the blood supply to the brain. This will happen when a blood vessel erupts or is blocked by a clot, leading to a lack of supply of oxygen and nutrients to your brain tissue. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. The effects of a stroke depend on which part of the brain is damaged. A very severe stroke can cause sudden death.

The most common symptoms of a stroke are:

  • Sudden dizziness, loss of balance or loss of coordination
  • Trouble with speaking and understanding
  • Paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of your body
  • Blurred or blackened vision in one or both eyes
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Fainting

Rapid treatment and early action can minimize brain damage and potential complications, such as permanent paralysis or memory loss.

But why to wait till it happens? You can start today with few, easy to do, tips, in order to prevent a stroke.

  • Control your blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides levels
  • Limit salts and unhealthy fat intake in your diet
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Make sure you have a healthy diet and Increase your intake of fruits and vegetables
  • Stop all sorts of tobacco consumption
  • Learn how to manage your daily stress
  • Exercise daily for at least thirty minutes