Addressing Stroke Risk Factors Early On To Prevent Strokes

Addressing Stroke Risk Factors Early On To Prevent Strokes

Addressing Stroke Risk

Factors Early On

To Prevent Strokes

 

(Healingtalks) In order to prevent having a strong, it is only natural to discuss the so-called risk factors. Many of these are only gateways to real causes, so we need to look at them in this light.

Types of Risk Factors for Strokes

There presumably are three different types of risk factors that affect your likelihood to have a stroke. They include things that you can’t change, and were essentially established at birth – like your age, gender and genetic. Next are things you indeed can change like lifestyle habits. Then there are health conditions linked to increased risk of also having a stroke. Another way to classify risk is by choosing those factors most commonly associated with having a stroke.

10 Risk Factors Account For 90% of Stroke Risk

This is from the findings of the Interstroke study published in Lancet. The study tracked 3,000 people who had strokes and compared them to 3,000 age and gender related individuals who did not. The participants came from 22 countries. The ten top factors were:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • No Exercise
  • Poor Diet
  • Heavy Alcohol Use
  • Measures of Blood Fats
  • Heart and Artery Diseases
  • Stress/Depression

Except for having had prior heart disease, all of the other factors are controllable. All the factor applied to sudden ischemic strokes, but only four applied to hemorrhagic strokes – high blood pressure, smoking, obesity, and diet. This kind of tells you what is most offensive overall.

Just today I heard to the story of a woman, married to a doctor, who for years made her pop pills for most any condition and who recently had a stroke. In this light, we also recommend staying far away from taking most pharmaceutical chemicals long term. Natural alternatives are often more effective and less toxic. Drugs have their place, for short-term emergency uses, and then tend to get extended “maintenance use for life.”  Remember that the profit motive can systemically corrupt.  Thus the link between multiple and long term drug use is almost never tested anywhere by the prime testers, the pharmaceutical companies. It’s not good for business.

But studies already link strokes to the use of birth control pills, hormone therapies, and illicit drugs like heroine, cocaine and methamphetamines (which are ok to knock down but not things sold on drugstore shelves). Consumer beware.

Are “Factors You Can’t Change” Really Essential Risk Factors for Strokes?

Here we are talking about age, gender, family history and race or ethnicity.

None of these conditions can be changed as such. But whether they are risk factors can. For example, if the family and ethnic tradition is to eat a lot of deep fried and salty foods from early on, one than veer away from those clutches. How old you are again matters less if your lifestyle changes.

Best Lifestyle Habits to Prevent Strokes

  • EXERCISE -  at least 2-3 times a week
  • DIET – Veer towards at least 75% organic, living/raw
    whole, plant-based foods not processed commercially
  • MIND/BODY – Follow an upbeat, spiritual, or meditative practice
  • DETOX - Allow your body to do periodic housecleaning. Learn about
    different detox methods.

Avoid te following

SMOKING – Seriously kick the smoking habit

ALCOHOL - cut down, substitute or eliminate

CHEMICAL EXPOSURES – This applies to all kinds of chemical exposures, legal or not.

In other cultures and societies strokes were relatively rare, while in our society them are epidemic. We can largely eliminate them in our personal lives, to maintain our health and vitality, by making significantly positive lifestyle changes.

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