Despite react in time is essential for survive or not to suffer a disability by ictusCurrently, in Spain, only 50% of the population would know how to recognize the symptoms of this disease, according to the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN). It is estimated that one in six people will have throughout his life this pathology, an alteration of the brain circulation that compromises the supply of blood to the brain causing the consequent neuronal damage.
Right now the first cause of disability acquired in adults and the second cause of mortality, the first in the case of women. In Spain it affects more than 120,000 peopleand causes death or severe disability in a high percentage of cases.
The symptoms The most common, according to the University Clinic of Navarra, are:
- Loss of strength in the middle of the body (face, arm and leg on the same side)
- difficulty speaking
- Loss of sensation or tingling in one half of the body
- sudden loss of vision in one eye
- Very severe headache that is different from usual
Jose Miguel Lainezpresident of the SEN, remember that only by adequately controlling modifiable risk factors could prevent up to 90% of stroke cases. The Stroke Foundation proposes a series of measures to reduce and prevent the risk of suffering a stroke, based on scientific evidence and the standards of the European organization Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE). Are:
- Give up smoking
- lower blood pressure
- control weight
- Follow a balanced diet
- Do physical exercise regularly
- Control sugar intake
- Moderate alcohol consumption
- Avoid stress
- take your pulse
- monitor cholesterol
In the opinion of the president of the Freno al Ictus Foundation, Julio Agredanothe sum of efforts between civil and scientific society is essential to achieve a significant change in the fight against this disease. Precisely, to develop projects that have the objective of reduce the high incidence of stroke, his organization and hea SEN have renewed their collaboration agreement to promote new activities and projects related to the prevention, treatment and awareness of this pathology in society. They have also committed to carrying out actions that promote the health and quality of life of those affected and their families.