The Role of Lingzhi in Preventing Mini-Strokes

Saturday 14 April 2012

When one of the smaller blood vessels supplying oxygen to our brain gets blocked off, there is a temporary interruption of blood supply to part of our brain. It will lead to a "mini-stroke" or Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA). This blockage is temporary (lasting a few minutes) and blood supply is restored soon after. This is unlike a stroke, in which the blockage lasts much longer.

However, TIA is a crucial warning that a stroke is on the way. Strokes are the 3rd most common cause of death in Malaysia. It is estimated that without treatment, the likelihood is 1 in 10 that a stroke will occur within 1 month after a TIA.

Causes of TIA

The brain's arteries are narrowed or blocked by cholesterol deposits on its inner lining. Everyone's arteries get narrower with age, but the process is hastened by factors like:
  • high blood pressure
  • poorly controlled diabetes
  • raised blood cholesterol
  • obesity
  • smoking
  • excessive alcohol intake
  • family history of diabetes of heart disease.

TIAs can also result from blood conditions like:
  • leukaemia
  • abnormally thickened blood (polycythaemia)
  • overproduction of platelets (thrombocythemia).

TIAs can also be due to irregular heartbeats, the causes of which include:
  • high blood pressure
  • coronary artery disease
  • disease of the heart's mitral valve
  • overactive thyroid gland
  • excessive alcohol intake.

Not-Preventable Risk Factors of TIAs
  • Age. Increased in older people.
  • Gender. Men and post-menopausal women have higher risk.
  • Ethnicity. Higher for Indians and Malays as the incidence of diabetes and hypertension are higher in these groups.
  • Medical history. Increased for people who have had a heart attack, stroke or TIA.
  • Family history. Increased if close relative has had stroke or TIA.

Preventable Risk Factors of TIAs
  • High blood pressure. Single most important risk factor. Hypertension leads to extra strain on the arteries, causing them to narrow or be easily blocked.
  • Diet. Atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries) is more likely to develop with a diet high in saturated fats and excessive salt intake.
  • Diabetes. Increases risk of atherosclerosis.
  • Smoking. Doubles the likelihood of TIA because the chemicals in the cigarette smoke cause thickening of the arteries and increase the likelihood of clotting.

The Role of Lingzhi in Preventing Mini-Strokes

Certain components in Lingzhi are proven to be very effective to: 
  • prevent our liver from producing excess cholesterols 
  • improve blood circulation and prevent heart attacks or strokes
  • increase blood fluidity
  • decrease the possibility of blood clot formation,
thereby successfully reducing high blood pressure.

Lingzhi also has the ability to :
  • maintain the function of our pancreas
  • prolong the lifespan of our beta-cells (which produces insulin) by eliminating the free radicals that attack the beta-cells
  • ensure the stability of blood glucose levels,
thereby effectively preventing and treating diabetes problem.

To read more, check out this article The Effects of Ganoderma (Lingzhi) on Diabetes.

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