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Sunday, August 7, 2011

A series of tests to prevent stroke early

A stroke can occur in anyone, especially those with risk factors. Early prevention is certainly a good way. The efforts can be conducted through a series of tests.

Stroke is the medical term called cerebrovascular disease, a condition where the arrest occurs in brain tissue. The attack by a blockage or narrowing of blood vessels rupture with subsequent impairment (decreased blood flow and oxygen) into the nerve center of this cause.

Course suddenly appear in a few seconds or minutes, so that it can happen to anyone, anytime. Race not only cause temporary symptoms, but can also cause permanent damage.

Preventing a stroke at an early stage, in recognition of risk factors. Some risk factors such as age over 50, overweight, cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and physical inactivity. If you have risk factors as described in general, the doctor will like to advise you to reduce risk factors for stroke.

"Prevented Regular medical examinations are useful for detection and treatment of high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, high cholesterol and heart disease. Fataknya to stop you implement a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise, stress reduction and smoking stroke," said Dr. Keith Goh, Consultant Neurosurgeon on Neuro Associates International, Novena Medical Centre in Singapore.

Meanwhile, tests such as computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), an effort to see signs of a stroke on the brain. Often the doctor for an angiography, CT angiography, MR angiography to ask how and to study the blood vessels and / or perfusion scan to assess the pattern of blood flow.

Various blood tests are needed to assess the overall risk for stroke. Sometimes the drug should be given, such as antiplatelet agents or anticoagulants to prevent the blockage of blood vessels. And if abnormalities of the blood vessels that can cause bleeding in the brain, then surgery may be necessary.

"Everyone has some stroke risk. While there are some factors that can not be controlled, regular screening and early detection can help the severity of the disease such as stroke, brain damage or even death," he said.

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