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:
- If you are over the age of 55 years.
- If you have previously had a stroke or mini-stroke.
- If you have a family history of stroke or mini-stroke.
- If you suffer from heart disease.
- Having high blood pressure.
- Being overweight.
- If you have high LDL cholesterol and low HDL cholesterol levels.
- If you do not get enough physical exercise.
- 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.