9 Risk Factors for Diabetes and Stroke

9 Risk Factors for Diabetes and Stroke

Diabetes and heart problems like heart attacks and stroke often go hand-in-hand. There are however certain factors that can increase your risk of developing these issues, some of which you can control, and other that you cannot.

What is a stroke?

A stroke is what happens when the blood supply to your brain suddenly gets cut off. This usually happens due to a blood clot, which blocks the blood flow. This damages the brain tissue.

Signs of a stroke include problems moving or controlling your body parts, pain and numbness, memory and speech problems.

The after-effects of a stroke can often include depression and other emotional problems.

How are diabetes and strokes related?

Diabetes can increase your risk of a stroke by up to 4 times. Luckily you can lower this risk by looking after yourself and taking care of your health.

The 9 Most Common Risk Factors For Stroke Are:

  1. If you are over the age of 55 years.
  2. If you have previously had a stroke or mini-stroke.
  3. If you have a family history of stroke or mini-stroke.
  4. If you suffer from heart disease.
  5. Having high blood pressure.
  6. Being overweight.
  7. If you have high LDL cholesterol and low HDL cholesterol levels.
  8. If you do not get enough physical exercise.
  9. If you are a smoker.

What are the warning signs of a stroke?

If you know that you are at higher risk for a stroke, here are some common warning signs to look out for:

  • One side of the body feels weak or numb.
  • Suddenly becoming confused or disorientated.
  • Having difficulty with speech.
  • Dizziness combined with a loss of balance.
  • Not being able to see out of one or both eyes.
  • Seeing double.
  • Suddenly having a severe headache.

How can you lower your risk of having a stroke?

In order to lower your risk of a stroke, you must get your blood sugar level, blood sugar level, and cholesterol level in check. You can do this by…

  • Eating healthy and maintaining a healthy weight. Whether you are at a healthy weight or not, follow the Manna Diet.
  • Increase your physical activity, even just by doing 30 minutes of exercise 4 times a week.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Supplement – Take a supplement like the Manna Blood Sugar Support to help keep blood sugar levels under control.
  • If you are a smoker, kick the habit ASAP.


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