LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA, January 31 (EUROPA PRESS) –
90% of stroke cases could be avoided by prevention and healthy lifestyle, as specialists highlighted the Neurosurgical Services at Gran Canaria University Hospital, a Las Palmas reference center for performing mechanical thrombectomy.
This prevention goes through correction and treatment of variable risk factors: hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, smoking, obesity, sedentary life, alcohol and drug consumption, stress and previous heart disease.
This was reported by the Canary Islands Health Ministry, adding that experts have recalled that stroke is the second cause of death in Spain – the first in women – the first cause of disability acquired in adults and others of dementia.
In this way the symptoms of stroke usually occur suddenly and unexpectedly, and although their typology depends on the area of the affected brain, there are some sudden changes in language with the difficulty of speaking or understanding; or sudden loss of strength or sensation in the body part.
It also produces a sudden change of vision, such as loss of vision through one eye, double vision, or inability to appreciate objects somewhere in our visual field; a sudden loss of coordination or balance; or headaches are very intense and different from other common headaches.