Symptoms of a Stroke Symptoms of a Stroke
Allan R. Handysides and Peter N.Lamdless


According to an articles written in the Adventist Review by Allan Handysides and Peter Landless, who are associated in the General Conference Health Ministries Department, a strokes is where blood supply is interrupted to the brain that results in damage that can be permanent, or even lethal.

According to the articles, there are several types of strokes.

1) they can occur with hypertension

2) a family history of strokes

3) thrombosis or embolism (a clot migrating to the brain)

4) hemorrhagic stroke (occurs when a blood vessel burst and then bleeding to the brain causes damage)

5) any of the above life threatening causes should seek immediate medical attention

Prevention, where possible, would be much better. Today we know of and do have several recommended remedies that can help reduce the prevention of strokes.

1) exercise

2) a diet low in fat and sodium

3) antihypertensive medications (can reduce by 22%)

4) (ACE) inhibitors appear to have a benefit(angiotensin-converting enzyme)

5) Avoidance of tobacco and alcohol lowers the risk of a stroke

6) Those who eat five servings of vegetable and fruit a day, exercising daily, avoid tobacco and alcohol, can lessen your chance

7) Important to have regular medical check-ups to help, if possible, the danger signals you might have

8) know your levels of triglycerides. They are a form of fat which

can be elevated and can have an increased risk of a heart attack

Remember many strokes can be prevented by recognizing the danger signals. If you have a life threatening stroke, get to the hospital as quickly as possible.