WHAT’S THE CONNECTION
It is a well-established fact that caffeine reduces the chances of you getting stroke, type two diabetes and heart disease.
First we’ll discuss what a stroke may be caused by and what can be done to help the victim.
We’ll show you how the use of caffeine is said to be helpful when it comes to helping anyone from falling victim to a stroke.
STROKE: what is it and the cause.
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the world. There are two kinds of stroke, the two are ischemic and hemorrhagic.
The most common type is Ischemic and affects around eighty-five percent of those that fall victim to stroke.
It occurs when the artery that supplies oxygenated blood to the brain becomes blocked by a blood clot.
Hemorrhagic strokes occur when an artery of the brain leaks blood.
SYMPTOMS OF A STROKE
Symptoms may include weakness, trouble speaking, vision problems, headache, and dizziness.
CAUSES OF STROKE
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a major risk factor for stroke as well. Another cause of stroke is Myocardial infarction.
Diabetes is one of the most common diagnoses in medicine and is an established risk factor for stroke as well.
Atrial fibrillation is a heart arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder) that increases the risk for stroke.
Hyperlipidemia, or elevated levels of blood cholesterol, is an established risk factor for stroke.
Carotid artery disease is an important risk factor for someone to have a stroke.
Cigarette smoking is definitely a risk factor for those that indulge to have a stroke.
Excessive alcohol intake may increase the risk having a stroke.
Heredity refers to when members of a family pass traits from one generation to another through genes.
A person’s risk for stroke may be greater if a parent, grandparent, sister, or brother has had a stroke.
This risk increases as a person of that lineage increases in age.
TREATMENTS FOR STROKE VICTIMS
Having a stroke can be absolutely devastating, in many cases the patient makes a full recovery in time, in many instances it can take almost the rest of the victim’s life to actually get better.
Be realistic, you just had a traumatic event take place in your life and change will come but it is a process.
Aphasia is the loss of the ability to speak, to understand what someone else is saying, or both.
It is a communication disorder that results when a part of the brain that contains speech become damaged.
People with Aphasia may have difficulty speaking, writing, understanding what others are saying and more.
Slurred speech and may even affect the muscles of the face that help to form words and also the tongue itself.
Aphasia therapy, in simple terms is a way of helping the victim of a stroke learn how to speak correctly, use the muscles that were effected by the stroke and to understand what others are saying to them. It’s sort of like learning to walk when you were a child.
SEVERAL WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Limit your conversations to one person at a time.
Make sure that the area you are in is very quiet so the victim can hear your every word and can maintain his or her focus directly on you.
Speak slowly and in a natural tone. Never speak loudly or erratically to them.
Make sure they get the meaning of each and every word that you say, use hand gestures or facial gestures to get the point across.
Don’t try and make the person speak perfectly this can be frustrating, give them ample space to express what they’re trying to say as well.
Strengthening your motor skills
This is a very important type of therapy, as it helps the person who has had a stroke regain the use of those muscles that helps him or her to swallow again.
In strengthening your motor skills, you can expect the victim to have better balance and coordination.
Building up their strength again is a very important part of a stroke victims life.
Along with physical and speech therapy, certain drugs can help assist with recovery and help reduce the chance of have another stroke.
These drugs are blood thinners, blood pressure and cholesterol medicines.
Even something as simple as a low dose aspirin is prescribed by caregivers.
COFFEE THE MYSTERY DRINK
Specialists are still mystified by exactly why coffee causes a tremendous drop in having a risk of stroke.
It appears that coffee decreases inflammation or improves insulin resistance, the both of them can help you from getting a stroke.
Remember that just drinking coffee isn’t enough to completely remove the chance of getting a stroke or heart attack.
You must keep this in mind also, a healthy diet and staying faithful to an excercise routine each day is without a doubt the things that will keep your body running at its optimum level.