Our lifestyle habits highly affect our health. Break Strokes are a serious threat to individuals and our bad habits can give an open invitation to this medical emergency. First, let’s talk about what a brain stroke is? A brain stroke is a serious condition, which occurs when the blood supply to various parts of the brain is disrupted. This prevents the brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients, leading to a stroke.
Diets that are high in saturated fats, trans fat, and cholesterol have been linked to stroke and related conditions, like heart disease. On other hand, getting too much salt (sodium) in the diet can raise blood pressure levels.
Not doing any physical activity can raise other health conditions which further can invite the risk of stroke. These health conditions include obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Regular physical activity can lower your chances of stroke.
Obesity is the excess body fat. Obesity is linked to higher or “bad” cholesterol and triglyceride levels and to lower or “good” cholesterol levels. Obesity can also lead to high blood pressure and diabetes.
Too Much Alcohol
Drinking too much alcohol raises blood pressure levels and the risk for stroke. It also increases levels of triglycerides, a form of fat in your blood that can harden your arteries.
Women should have no more than one drink a day.
Men should have no more than two drinks a day.
Use of Tobacco
Tobacco use increases the risk for stroke. Cigarette smoking damage the heart and blood vessels, in turn increasing the risk for stroke. The nicotine in cigarettes raises blood pressure, and the carbon monoxide from cigarette smoke reduces the amount of oxygen that your blood can carry. Even if you don’t smoke, breathing in other people’s secondhand smoke can make you more likely to have a stroke.