How to Prevent A Stroke & Other Lifestyle Diseases

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HOW TO PREVENT A STROKE & OTHER LIFESTYLE DISEASES

HOW TO PREVENT A STROKE & OTHER LIFESTYLE DISEASES

  • Globally, one person suffers from stroke every 2 seconds.
  • 1 in every 6 men and 1 in every 5 women suffer from stroke in their lifetime.
  • Prevention is better than cure!!

Think ‘FAST’ Help recognise a stroke in time

  • F= Facial Drooping
  • A= Arm Weakness
  • S= Speech Slurring
  • T= Time since onset (the first four –and-a –half hours are crucial for effective treatment )

Knowing the signs of Stroke can help saves lives. When you know what to look for, you can help others get the care they need

 

PSC Test& ABCD

PSC Test

P -Pressure (detection & treatment of high BP reduces risk by 1/3rd) Most effective way to reduce Stroke.

S -Sugar good control of blood glucose reduces risk of stroke, heart disease and damage to eyes, kidneys and nerves.

C – Cholesterol, reducing bad cholesterol (LDL and triglyceride) reduces the block in blood vessels, thereby increases blood flow to vital organs.

So take PSC Test annually and keep these under check.

 

ABCD

A -Activity Moderate physical activity like walking 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week reduces risk by 30% as compared to a sedentary lifestyle. Sitting is the new smoking, sitting down for 10 hours is as bad as smoking 20 cigarettes a day.

B -Body Weight, Maintain near ideal body weight

  • 5 feet     =              60kg,
  • 5feet 6 inches  =   70kg &
  • 6 feet =        80kg

C -Cigarette (tobacco) quit all forms of Tobacco including beedi, snuff, chew… No means no!!

D –Diet

  • Reduce oils, red meat and processed food;
  • Add leafy vegetables, fruits,
  • Reduce white poisons sugar and salt

Dr Gourav Jain, MD, DM Neurology (PGI Chandigarh)
Consultant, Neurologist

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