If you’re like most people, you know the importance of planning. It’s essential to plan for the future, but have you put in some thought about steps you can take to prevent a stroke?
Strokes affect nearly 800,00 people in the U.S. each year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. This staggering statistic means that a stroke is more likely than you realize.
Care Indeed is committed to not only providing high-quality live-in and hourly care, we also believe it’s essential to educate our caregivers and clients. Our mission is to focus on how certain diseases and conditions affect our clients so we can better serve those afflicted with these ailments.
As we continue with our series on Strokes , Navigating the aftermath of a Stroke it’s crucial that stroke victims, caregivers and family members are aware of steps they can take to prevent a stroke, recognize risk factors and take preventative measures to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
When a stroke occurs, your brain is neglected of much-needed oxygen, also known as a brain attack. In some cases, individuals experiencing a stroke are plagued with the following warning signs that occur suddenly:
Additional warning signs include:
You may not experience all of these warning signs and some may be less severe than others if a stroke is occurring. In the case of mini strokes, some individuals experience stroke symptoms for just a brief moment, which causes people to ignore the signs. Paying attention to these warning signs and consulting with a physician can ultimately save a life.
It’s important to understand common risk factors for a stroke. If you fall under one of these categories, it gives you the knowledge and know-how to heed warning signs and make lifestyle changes that can significantly reduce your risk of experiencing a stroke.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, common risk factors include:
While you may not be able to completely eliminate your risk for a stroke, there are some lifestyle changes and preventative measures you can take.
Harvard Health recommends the following:
If you or a loved one have experienced a stroke or at significant risk of a stroke, you need support, resources and compassion to navigate this condition. Care Indeed professionals are here for you.
Support and care is essential as you cope with the reality of a stroke. Care Indeed professionals are highly-trained to assist with mobility, hygiene, transportation and companionship regardless of your condition or disease. We offer local resources for our clients and their families to help you understand the level of care you need. In addition, our professional caregivers are available to help you with daily tasks to ease the rehabilitation process after a stroke.
Life after a stroke can be challenging, but it is possible to improve your overall quality of life. While you may struggle with the changes as a patient, caregiver or family member, the support you need is only a click away.
Care Indeed is committed to providing you the support and in-home caregivers who understand your challenges and daily struggles at work and home. Learn more about how to get the support you need after a stroke today.
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