Stroke Survivors In The U.S. Might Be Getting Less Healthy
A study suggests that stroke survivors are doing well at controlling their cholesterol and blood pressure than a generation ago, but a mounting number presently has poor exercise and eating habits that bear a risk of repeat strokes. To reduce the risk of one more stroke, the AHA (American Heart Association) suggests seven important things such as getting regular exercise, not smoking, keeping cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar in check, maintaining a healthy weight, and consuming a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein with limited fats and sweets.
For the research, scientists tracked 1,597 stroke survivors who partake in nationwide health polls from 1988–2014. During this time, the percentage of stroke survivors who accomplished not a single recommendation from mentioned above raised from 18% to 34%. Dr. Amytis Towfighi—Senior Study Author working at the USC Medical Center in California—stated that notably, we discovered that treatment of cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar has advanced with time.” Towfighi further said, “Moreover, we also found that physical activity has decreased, obesity has increased, and diet has got poorer. These findings recommend that we are enhancing the controlling risk aspects that can be healed with medications, but we are not able to change lifestyle habits that are tougher to control as they involve behavioral changes.”
On a similar note, recently, the AHA stated that unstable personal income might be linked with a surged heart disease risk. A sudden and unpredictable decline in personal income in young adulthood is correlated with increased jeopardy of developing heart disease or dying from any cause, as per recent research in the AHA’s journal Circulation. In the U.S., the latest surge in income dissimilarity recommends that a larger percentage of the population faces economic difficulties and poverty. In addition, while most people go through some income change, income instability has been on the climb and has attained a record high level ever since 1980.