What can cause a stroke?
The root causes of stroke can vary and may be related to lifestyle factors, medical conditions, or genetics. Common risk factors for stroke include high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity, and a family history of stroke or cardiovascular disease. Other factors such as age, gender, and race can also increase the risk of stroke.
What’s important to consider?
A healthy diet that is low in saturated and trans fats, salt, and sugar, and rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats can help to manage blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and weight, all of which are important in preventing stroke.
Regular physical activity can help to lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol levels, and manage weight, all of which can help to prevent stroke.
Chronic stress can contribute to the development of high blood pressure, a major risk factor for stroke. Practices such as meditation, yoga, deep breathing, and other relaxation techniques can help to manage stress and reduce the risk of stroke.
Poor sleep quality or quantity has been linked to an increased risk of stroke. Getting adequate and restful sleep is important in preventing stroke.
Acupuncture has been shown to help manage hypertension, reduce inflammation, and improve circulation, all of which can help to prevent stroke.
Chiropractic care can help to improve blood flow, reduce inflammation, and manage pain, all of which can be beneficial in preventing stroke.
Certain herbs such as garlic, ginger, and turmeric have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting properties, which may help to prevent stroke.
Supplements such as omega 3s, nattokinase, serrapeptase, bromelain, vitamin D, resveratrol, magnesium… are all beneficial for good cardiac function and blood flow.