Today is World Stroke Day! The main causes of stroke are smoking, high blood pressure, and vascular sclerosis, so the best way to prevent stroke is to develop healthy living habits:
1. Control Three Highs
If you have high blood pressure or diabetes, you should follow up regularly and receive appropriate treatment.
2. Exercise regularly
Follow a regular schedule of work and rest, avoid stress, and exercise regularly.
3. Healthy Eating Habits
Avoid eating high-cholesterol foods such as animal organs and egg yolks. Eat more potassium-containing potatoes and bananas that could stabilize mood and protect brain blood vessels.
4. Avoid smoking and abusing alcohol
Cigarette smokers have higher chances to suffer cancers (especially lung cancer), heart diseases and cerebrovascular disease. Alcohol consumed and accumulated over time, the higher chance of suffering from a wide range of long term illnesses such as certain cancers including cancers of oral, pharynx and so on.
5. Avoid stress
Follow a regular schedule of work and rest, avoid stress.
Prevention is always better than cure. The best way to prevent stroke is to maintain a healthy lifestyle.