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
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.
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
C -Cigarette (tobacco) quit all forms of Tobacco including beedi, snuff, chew… No means no!!
Dr Gourav Jain, MD, DM Neurology (PGI Chandigarh)