Strokes are fairly common especially with people over 60 although anyone can suffer from one. We look at natural ways to reduce the risk of having a stroke.
The most common type of stroke is an ischemic stroke, which occurs when the arteries to your brain become narrowed or blocked, severely reducing blood flow. Other types of stroke are: hemorrhagic stroke, which occurs when a blood vessel in your brain leaks or ruptures; and a transient ischemic attack (TIA), which is a temporary period of symptoms similar to those you’d have in a stroke.’ Risk factors for stroke include high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, smoking, obesity, lack of exercise and drinking alcohol. The symptoms include: confusion in understanding, or slurred speech; numbness or paralysis of the leg, arm or face, usually on just one side of the body; blurred or blacked vision in one or both eyes, or seeing double; sudden, severe headache which could cause vomiting and dizziness.
REDUCE RISK AND RECOVER
If you have suffered from a stroke, there is a much greater risk of having another one. Avoiding stress. getting sufficient exercise and eating a healthy diet will go a long way to reducing risk. There are numerous natural ways to help your body recover, such as Unhealthy cholesterol can lead to blood clotting. which can cause a stroke.
Avoid consuming excess saturated fat. cholesterol and sodium. Ginkgo Biloba aids in the prevention of blood clotting and increased blood flow to the brain. It also helps to treat balance and memory problems associated with stroke. Speak to your health professional if you are also taking blood-thinning medication.
Turmeric reduces the formation of blood clots. Ginger decreases bad cholesterol levels aids poor circulation and prevents blood clots. Apple Cider Vinegar is a natural detoxifier which cleanses the blood of toxins, as well as assists in thinning blood.
Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant that aids the immune function and replenishment of tissues. Coconut oil boosts neural passageways and is high in medium fatty acids.’ Vitamin B 12 aids the body in absorbing fatty acids, including omega-3 fats that play an important role in maintaining brain and nerve tissue health.
Taurine assists in increasing oxygen uptake to the brain and stabilizing cellular membrane health. Chinese Motherwort works on the heart. liver and kidney meridians, relieving blood stagnation? Ginseng guards your body against stress and has been found to boost the recovery and stimulate the growth of brain neurons.” An apple, or two, a day helps to maintain normal blood pressure. Garlic assists in reducing high blood pressure and helps rid the body of bad cholesterol. Tomatoes can also lower blood pressure and assist in preventing atherosclerosis (narrowing and hardening of the arteries).