Since May is Stroke Awareness Month I would really like to get into what causes a stroke and help you become aware of the dangers of unhealthy foods. Again, this doesn’t mean you’ve got to give up those chips, ice cream, chocolates or any other food you love. There are ways to balance out your diet or combat all that grease you ate at the family get together. Unfortunately if I put all of it in one article then it would be way too long and you would get bored to death; therefore, this will be a series of articles on cholesterol, your body and ways to maintain the balance and hopefully keep you from having a stroke.
I guess we should start with the causes of strokes and how they happen. Do you remember me talking about those little bits and pieces that your body doesn’t use and how they sit alone? well, some of them tend to collect in groups. You know how some people just can’t go anywhere alone, well some of these little guys are like that. They collect in your arteries and cause blockage making it really hard for your blood to get by and feed your cells. When that blood gets blocked too much there is no way to get enough food to the cells that blood is supplying. They start to panic, that would be some pain, then they stop moving. How do you feel when you get hungry and can’t eat. Pretty soon they start to die, just like you would with no food. Most of this blockage unfortunately occurs in the brain or around the heart. The parts of your body that those cells send signals to or run stop working too. If there’s no one there to send the text or make the call how is going to happen? Every stroke is different and if caught early those cells can be revived and the signals resent. However, if that blood supply is lost for too long it can cause permanent damage. Below are some signs of stroke that may help in early detection, also a list of area contacts incase you think your having a stroke, want to find out if your at a high risk for a stroke or just want more education.
Signs of a stroke from The American Heart Association
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
Doctors in or near Coshocton
Coshocton Health Department
Ohio Hospitals and Clinics
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