Cardiovascular disease and stroke are the most common causes of death worldwide, resulting in hospitalization, disability and loss of income. For example, one-third of heart attacks, 25 percent of strokes and 40 percent of cardiac arrests occur in people of working age under age 65.
Strokes happen when an obstruction restricts the blood supply to the brain, and so the brain does not receive enough oxygen. A person's genetic makeup and their lifestyle both influence their risk of stroke, but which is more important?
Stroke is common and accompanied by complex disabilities — such as lower and upper limb disability, speech impairment, and chronic post-stroke pain. An analysis of published studies found that non-invasive brain stimulation may have beneficial effects on fine motor movement in stroke patients and healthy participants, sciencedaily.com reported.
Stroke symptoms can vary from person to person, but the main signs can be identified in the face, arms and speech, using the word F.A.S.T. Depending on the severity of the stroke, the condition can be fatal. So what can you do to prevent one from happening in the first place?