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Prevention Of Stroke through healthy lifestyleBy Dr. Pavan Pai

Stroke cases are rampantly rising all over the country, and it is a debilitating condition. Did you know? A stroke can be prevented by adopting healthy lifestyle practices. Yes, you will have to opt for a well-balanced diet, exercise daily, avoid smoking and alcohol. Read on to know more about this, and we are sure you will follow all the guidelines suggested by the expert.

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and bleeds, hampering the blood supply to the brain. There is a huge burden of stroke, and it causes the highest morbidity and mortality rates in the patients. A stroke can lead to disability for a lifetime. Nowadays, many youngsters are also getting diagnosed with this fatal condition, and thei r quality of life gets affected. There are many patients who suffer in silence and tend to succumb to this condition owing to the lack of awareness. Are you aware? Your lifestyle plays an important role when it comes to stroke. Certain lifestyle factors like smoking, heavy drinking, diabetes, obesity, illicit drug use, binge drinking, and family history can double on chances of stroke. Remember, it is the need of the hour to embrace a healthy lifestyle, and keep a stroke at bay.

Here, we tell you what measures you can take to prevent a stroke

1. A well-balanced diet: An unhealthy diet can invite a stroke as it can increase the incidences of blood pressure and cholesterol levels that can further lead to a stroke. Thus, you will have to stick to a low-fat, high-fiber diet inclusive of fresh fruit, whole grains, and vegetables on a daily basis. You will have to give up on junk, spicy, oily, and canned food. See to it that you don’t eat sugary

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