MEXICO CITY — Heart attacks and cerebral hemorrhages represent the second cause of death in the world and the first cause of disability in the general population, within the framework of the World Vascular Diseases of the Brain, which is commemorated on May 25 in Baja California. The Ministry of Health calls on the population to avoid this situation.
The Secretary of Health in the State, J. Adrián Medina Amarillas, showed that cerebrovascular accidents can manifest suddenly and cause death if immediate medical attention is not received.
So far in 2023, ISESALUD has registered 1,758 cases of the disease, of which 141 correspond to the municipality of Ensenada, 554 from Mexicali, 52 from Tecate, 954 from Tijuana and 57 from Rosarito.
“Cerebrovascular disease occurs more in the male category, with 1,026 men against 732 women, especially in men over 65 years of age,” he added.
Strokes are among the leading causes of death, yet they can be prevented.
It is important to mention that the risk of suffering from strokes increases with the use of tobacco, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity.
Quitting smoking reduces the risk of stroke from the moment you do so.
For their part, when they exercise 30 minutes a day, whether it is walking, playing with their children or grandchildren, or even cleaning the house, it helps to stop this situation.
Another way to prevent stroke is by reducing your salt intake and eating fruits and vegetables every day.
Hypertension does not produce symptoms, but it can be the cause of stroke, which is why it is important to check and control blood pressure regularly.
Another disease that increases the possibility of diabetes is CVD, so blood pressure and blood sugar must be controlled to minimize it.
Also, with age increases the risk of suffering from cerebrovascular accidents. To maintain an ideal weight, you need to exercise and eat healthy.
Medina Amarills reported that the most common symptom of a muscle stroke is sudden weakness in the face, arm, or leg, almost always on only one side of the body.
Other symptoms include confusion, difficulty speaking or understanding what is being said, difficulty seeing in one or both eyes, difficulty walking, dizziness, loss of balance, severe headache for no apparent reason, fainting or loss of consciousness.
The Secretary of Health added: “There are diseases that we can prevent, Cerebrovascular Disease is one of them; I urge the entire population to change their lifestyles to prevent death or disability due to this condition.”