February2013

Understanding Stroke

Definition of Stroke:

 

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A stroke (also known as Cerebrovascular Accident) is caused when there is a stop in the supply of blood to the brain. This is also due to the rupture of arteries which feed the brain.
During a stroke, there is a limited supply of blood to the brain causing brain cells to die and leading to brain damage. The person loses certain functional abilities like movement of limbs, speech or partial vision. In major cases, it can be fatal.
Types of strokes:

Ischemic stroke – blood clot obstructs the flow of blood in a blood vessel
Hemorrhagic stroke – is caused by leakage of blood into the brain due to bursting of weak blood vessels

Symptoms of stroke:
Symptoms include sudden numbness in body especially one entire side, abrupt spells of dizziness, inability to understand, speak or walk and sudden severe headaches.
Risk Factors:
Some major risk factors are male, over 55, of Asian/ Pacific Islander /Hispanic / African American origin, family history of stroke, diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, excessive use of tobacco and alcohol, physical inactivity.
Treatment:
A person who suffers from a stroke needs to be rushed to a hospital within 3 hours to be able to receive effective treatment. Depending on the magnitude, the person may be given clot-busting drugs, blood thinners and other medication in case of complications. In severe cases, the person will have to undergo surgery.
Preventive action:
Strokes can be prevented by focusing on risk factors which can be controlled such as exercising, dieting, reducing consumption of but not limited to alcohol and tobacco, controlling high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes.

Know more about stroke at this link http://your-doctor.com/healthinfocenter/medical-conditions/cardiovascular/cardiac-conditions/untitled-folder/stroke.html

This video from Youtube will greatly help you understand what stroke is all about.

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Benefits of potassium: Green barley

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The body is incapable of storing potassium that is why constant supply is necessary. The required daily amount should be fulfilled by consuming supplements or a diet that contains sufficient amount of potassium. The reason behind this is because it can provide lots of benefits to the body. For one, potassium can serve as an electrolyte in the body and reverse the effect of sodium on the blood pressure. Proper balance between the two can also regulate the heartbeat. Apart from that, this is also beneficial for individuals suffering from hypertension.

The inter-cellular movement of potassium from muscle cells to extracellular fluid is essential for the relaxation and contraction mechanism of muscle tissues. It is also necessary for the muscles’ proper growth and prevents muscle weakness. The participation of potassium in the conversion of amino acids into protein, as well as glucose to glycogen is also important. Sufficient amount of potassium in the body can prevent muscle cramping and fatigue. Proper utilization is also helpful for the metabolic process.

Potassium is also necessary for the proper functioning of the heart, especially in the process of pumping blood. As it can control the blood pressure, it is also helpful in minimizing the risk of heart attacks. Moreover, it is also helpful in removing toxic wastes from the kidney through excretion process. As for the brain, potassium is helpful as it maintains electrical conductivity and enhances learning and memory. It is also helpful in preventing stroke from occurring.

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