Stroke - Risk Factors and the Role of Lingzhi

Thursday 3 November 2011

Email to buy Shuang Hor Lingzhi to prevent or manage stroke.

A stroke happens when the flow of blood to part of the brain is interrupted for longer than a few seconds. Deprived of blood and oxygen, the affected brain cells die, resulting in permanent damage to the brain.

There are 2 major Types of Stroke:

1) Ischaemic stroke. Occurs when a vessel that supplies blood to the brain is blocked.
(a) Thrombotic stroke - when a clot forms in an artery that is already very narrow.
(b) Cerebral embolism / embolic stroke - a clot breaks off from another place in the blood vessel and travels up to the brain.
Transient ischaemic attack (mini stroke) is caused by a blockage in the arteries supplying blood to the brain. They typically last less than 2 hours.

2) Haemorrhagic stroke. Occurs when a blood vessel in the brain becomes weak and bursts, causing blood to leak into the brain.

Risk Factors for Stroke

1) Hypertension. According to a report published online in Neurology on October 2011, people who have pre-hypertension were 55% more likely to have a stroke compared to people with normal blood pressure. Pre-hypertension is defined by systolic blood pressure of 120-139 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure of 80-89 mmHg.
2) Diabetes. Diabetics are 4 times more likely to have a stroke.
3) Atrial fibrillation (AF), a condition where the upper chambers of the heart (atria) beat rapidly and unpredictably, producing an irregular heartbeat. AF patients are 5 times more likely to suffer from a stroke.
4) High cholesterol can block normal blood flow to the brain and increase the risk of heart disease and atherosclerosis (hardening of the artery walls).
5) Heart disease or atherosclerosis.
6) Family history of stroke.
7) Lifestyle factors e.g. sedentary lifestyle, overweight, drink heavily, smoke, takes drugs.

Signs and Symptoms of Stroke
  • Sudden severe headache, which may be accompanied by vomiting or dizziness.
  • Confusion or trouble speaking and understanding.
  • Paralysis or numbness on 1 side of the body.
  • Trouble seeing in 1 or both eyes.
  • Difficulty in swallowing.
  • Difficulty walking, loss of coordination and balance.
  • Change in alertness, such as feeling drowsy.

How to Remember the Warning Signs - FAST
  • F for Face: Ask the person to smile. Does 1 side of the face droop?
  • A for Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does 1 arm drift downward?
  • S for Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is the speech slurred or strange?
  • T for Time: If you observe any of these signs, seek medical help immediately.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified stroke as the 4th highest burden of disease worldwide. In Malaysia, stroke is the 3rd largest cause of death.

(Source: StarFit4Life, When Stroke Strikes by Dr Kalpana Naya 30 October 2011)

How Does Lingzhi Prevent Stroke?

To discover how to reduce the risk factors of stroke and the significant role Lingzhi / Ganoderma plays, please check out the following articles:

1) Hypertension - Love Your Heart So It Can Love You Back.
2) Diabetes - Diabetes is No More a Dreaded Disease: The Role of Ganoderma.
3) High cholesterol - 8 Compelling Reasons Why Jia Hor Fibre Is So Unique.
4) Heart disease - Heart Disease - The Malaysian Experience.

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