In developed countries like United States, stroke ranks third as a cause of death. While in Indonesia, stroke is the leading cause of death and top cause of disability.
"It takes a strategy for dealing with stroke. Data in Indonesia showed that 8.3 per 10,000 people suffer a stroke," said dr. Dani Ekawati Yulianti, SpS, neurologist MRCCC Siloam Hospital Semanggi, while seminar Healty Healthty Brain for Life, in Jakarta, Saturday (14/01/2012).
In fact, as much as 23 percent of patients who were hospitalized due to stroke resulted in death.
There are many risk factors that trigger onset of stroke such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, smoking, hypercholesterolemia, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and excessive alcohol consumption. However, these risk factors can actually be altered by treatment of lifestyle.
8 Strategies to Prevent Stroke1. Healthy and Balanced Diet
2. Regular physical activity
3. Weight Control
4. stop Smoking
5. Limit Alcohol Consumption
6. control of Hypertension
Lowering high blood pressure to target less than 140/90 mmHg (without other comorbidities).
7. Blood Sugar Control
For diabetics, the target of more aggressive blood pressure reduction of less than 130/80. Blood sugar control target of HbA1c <6.5 percent.
For people with high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia), the provision of statins and lifestyle modifications with target LDL cholesterol levels less than 100 mg / dl.