These warning signs of stroke that appear a month before can well save your life

When you reach a certain age, it is imperative to be aware of certain conditions and diseases that could cause problems for you. Take stroke for instance. Stroke can attack just about anyone but contrary to belief it actually warns you well in advance. The biggest problem is that these warning signs of stroke as so common, we mistake them for regular ailments.

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Stroke consists of two major types. Ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. Ischemic strokes are caused by artery blockage that results in reduced blood flow to the brain. This is the most common type of stroke. Hemorrhagic stroke on the other hand is caused by bleeding and blood clots in the brain which may have been caused by injury.

1 Brain damage and death of brain cells

Stroke is the fifth largest cause of death in the United States. In cases not resulting in death it surely leads to long term disability or paralysis. Strokes are a condition in which the blood flow to the brain is cut off resulting in reduced or total lack of oxygen. Moreover nutrient supply to the brain is also cut off leading to sever brain damage and death of brain cells. This is what causes death or paralysis depending on the intensity of the stroke.

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In stroke conditions leading to paralysis, it is because of damage done to that part of the brain associated with a particular part of the body. Stroke can induce partial or total paralysis.

Brain damage and death of brain cells

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2 Common Symptoms of impending stroke

What you may have not known is the fact that warning signs of stroke May occur even one month before the actual stroke itself. Identifying these signs can help you avoid an attack which may well save your life. Moreover if at all it is an impending stroke, you could reduce the intensity of damage to a large extent initiating a faster recovery. According to medical experts, symptoms vary from person to person. However in general terms here are the common signs of an impending stroke.

  • Persistent hiccups
  • Blackouts or fainting
  • Migraines and pains
  • Shortness of breath
  • Palpitations
  • Hallucinations
  • Sudden onset of epilepsy
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Personality change
  • Frequent sickness and poor health
  • Poor vision
Common Symptoms of impending stroke

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3 What you can do to avoid stroke

Pay attention to the above mentioned early warning signs of stroke. If you find such symptoms persisting consult your doctor immediately.

The easiest way to avoid chances of stroke is to ensure improved blood circulation in your body. That means you need to observe a healthy diet and frequent exercise. Avoid foods that increase cholesterol and plaque such as processed and fast food. These are the main agents of artery blockage. Quit smoking and avoid heavy consumption of alcohol. Eat less red meat and consume more fruits and vegetables for a healthy dose of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals beneficial for your body.

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