Anti-Aging = Anti-Stroke
Human Growth Hormone and Anti-Aging
Previously, a number of studies have identified certain risk factors for stroke. Kaja Tikk from the German Cancer Research Centre(Germany), and colleagues employed data modeling to assess data collected on 23,927 men and women to identify whether an overall healthy lifestyle may beneficially impact the risk of a first-time stroke. The team revealed that obesity, smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, and physical inactivity were modifiable lifestyle risk factors for stroke. About 38% of stroke cases were estimated as preventable through adherence to a healthy lifestyle profile (never smoking, maintaining optimal body mass index and waist circumference, performing physical exercise, consuming a moderate quantity of alcohol, and following a healthy dietary pattern). The study authors urge that: “Our analysis confirms the strong primary prevention potential for stroke based on avoidance of excess body weight, smoking, heavy alcohol consumption, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity.”
Stroke is perhaps one of the worst medical conditions one can ever experience. Between heart attack and brain attack or stroke, stroke is worst to some people since it means losing some of one’s bodily function.
Stroke, or cerebrovascular accident (CVA), is a condition when blood flow stops at certain part of the brain. If a part of the brain is unable to get enough oxygen since blood cannot anymore pass through to deliver the oxygen, that portion of the brain will starve and die. Determining which portion of the brain has been deprived of oxygen is through manifestation of the weakness or paralysis of specific portions of the body. For instance, if there is paralysis of the left side of the body, then it is highly likely that the right portion of the brain is deprived of oxygen. If there is blindness, it is possible that the occipital lobe, or the back portion of brain is affected. If there is sudden death, the hypothalamus may be affected.
Everyone should work hard to be healthy to prevent CVA and the aftereffects of the condition. There are plenty of risk factors involved with stroke. Some already have history in their families, others are due to age. Some have high cholesterol, others are diabetic. Some have atrial fibrillation, and all are suffering from high blood pressure.
Prevention is the key to protect oneself from being attacked with stroke. If it is part of your genes, there is no need to fret. At the slightest hint of increased blood pressure, always consider lifestyle modification. Discontinue with the usual suspects – alcohol, smoking, saturated fats, high cholesterol and blood sugar and sedentary lifestyle. Modify your activities and modify your diet too. Eating healthy foods is not enough; you must consider foods that are known to be anti-stroke. They are foods that prevent one from having increased blood pressure or strengthen and maintain the integrity of the blood vessels.