There has been more than 100% increase in incidence
of stroke in low- and middle-income countries including
India from 1970-1979 to 2000-2008.
Like heart attack, stroke is a brain attack.
It occurs when part of your brains doesn’t get
its oxygen and nutrients & stop working.
Stroke happens because of two reasons:
1)Clot in your artery, means your artery supplying blood
to brain is blocked, this is known as ischemic stroke.
2)Rupture of your small blood vessels in your brain, this
is known as haemorrhagic stroke.
Today we will discuss about ischemic stroke:
It is a medical emergency. A clot busting medicine
must be given within 4.5 hours of beginning of stroke.
Moreover, those who survive a stroke have
very bad experience as they may get speech problem,
paralysis and diminished mental capacity.
Let’s see: How your food can help you in stroke?
Bromelain is a digestive enzyme that helps you
to prevent abnormally high level of fibrinogen, which
can cause blood clots which lead to stroke.
Good natural vegetarian of bromelain is:
- Pine apple.
2)Lysine & methionine:
These are amino acids which helps in synthesis of
Acetyl L Carnitine which enhances your
cerebral blood flow, thus energize your brain cells.
Good natural vegetarian sources of lysine & methionine are:
- Sweet potato
- Bitter guard.
If you are having high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood
sugar level or if you are a smoker, you are having
high risk of getting a stroke.
That’s all for today.
Next Tuesday with another Tuesday Tip.
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life:
Dr Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician.