Tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity increase the risk of stroke.
The most common symptom of stroke is sudden muscle weakness in the face, arm or leg, usually on only one side of the body.
MEXICALI.- Heart attacks and cerebral hemorrhage 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 Day of Cerebral Vascular Disease, which is celebrated on May 25, The Baja California The Secretary of Health called on the population to avoid this situation.
The state’s health secretary, J. Adrian Medina Amarillas, explained that cerebrovascular accidents can appear suddenly and cause death if immediate medical attention is not received.
“So far in 2023, ISESALUD has recorded 1,758 cases of the disease, of which 141 are from the municipality of Ensenada, 554 from Mexicali, 52 from Tecate, 954 from Tijuana and 57 from Rosarito. Cerebrovascular disease occurs more in the male gender, with 1,026 men versus 732 women, especially among those over age 65.”
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, yet they can be prevented; It is important to mention that tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity increase the risk of stroke.
Quitting smoking lowers your risk of stroke from the moment you do. For its part, getting 30 minutes of physical activity a day, whether it’s walking, playing with children or grandchildren, or cleaning the house, helps prevent this condition. Another way to prevent stroke is to reduce your salt intake and eat fruits and vegetables daily.
High blood pressure doesn’t cause symptoms, but it can be a cause of stroke, which is why it’s important to regularly check and control your blood pressure.
Another disease that increases the chances of CVD is diabetes, so to reduce it, blood pressure and blood sugar should be controlled.
In addition, being overweight increases the risk of having cerebrovascular accidents. To maintain an ideal weight, you must be physically active and eat healthy.
Medina Amarillas reports that the most common symptom of stroke is sudden muscle 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 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 Harm.
Finally, the health secretary said: “There are diseases we can prevent, cerebral vascular disease being one of them; I would invite the whole population to make lifestyle changes to prevent death or disability caused by the condition am.”