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Routine in large cities increases the chances of stroke

Routine in large cities increases the chances of stroke

A survey carried out by the State Department of Health indicates that, on average, 106 people are hospitalized per day in public hospitals in the state of São Paulo with Stroke (Stroke) or AVE (Brain Vascular Accident). According to the Secretariat, there were 38,900 hospitalizations for stroke in the SUS (Unified Health System) of São Paulo in 2010, up from 36.1 thousand registered in the previous year.

One of the reasons pointed out by the research leaders is style of current urban living, which makes people more stressed, sedentary, consuming foods high in fat, overweight and developing high blood pressure and diabetes earlier than previously.

So the occurrence of strokes and strokes have become not only more frequent, but are also manifesting in younger and younger people.

Patients over 70 are still the most affected by the disease in the entire state, with 15,900 hospitalizations in 2010. A The second age group with the most hospitalizations is 50-59 years, with 7.3 thousand records. For the authors of the research, a healthier lifestyle, with the reduction of stress, regular practice of physical activities and balanced feeding, can avoiding risk factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

Physicians also emphasize the importance of the population being able to recognize the signs of the disease so there is immediate relief, a factor that favors treatment. One should suspect that the person is suffering from a stroke or a brain injury when, suddenly, she gets the good pie to one side;

Control the risk factors for stroke

See which stroke risk factors can be changed, treated, or controlled:


High blood pressure is the main cause of stroke and the risk is more easily controllable. Effective treatment of hypertension is one of the main reasons for the accelerated decline in rates of death from stroke.


Substances such as cigarette nicotine and carbon monoxide damage the cardiovascular system in many ways. The use of oral contraceptives combined with smoking increases the risk of stroke.


Many people with diabetes also have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and are overweight. Although diabetes is treatable, the presence of the disease still increases the risk of stroke.

Heart disease

People with coronary heart disease or heart failure are at a higher risk of stroke than those with normally functioning hearts . Dilated cardiomyopathy (heart dilation), heart valve disease, and some types of congenital heart disease also increase the risk of stroke.

High cholesterol

People with high cholesterol have a higher risk of atherosclerosis, plaques in the arteries, which clogs blood flow.

Bad diet

Diets high in saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol can raise levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood. Those who are high in sodium (salt) may contribute to increased blood pressure and, if there are excess calories, can lead to obesity.

Sedentary and obese

Obese and sedentary may increase risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol , diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Male infertility has little relation with tight underwear or cell phone pocket

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Marital infertility is always a delicate issue due to the emotional problems that plague this situation. And not all men are prepared to even think that the problem can be with them, not the wife. It is not uncommon to find a couple where the husband is only willing to look for a urologist after the wife has undergone several examinations, and no pathology has been diagnosed that prevents them from conceiving.


H1N1 flu: Chronic patients and women who have just had babies can get vaccinated

H1N1 flu: Chronic patients and women who have just had babies can get vaccinated

From this Monday (18), people with chronic diseases, women who have just had babies can take the flu vaccine at health posts in the metropolitan region of São Paulo. The vaccination campaign began last Monday (11) and vaccinated pregnant women, the elderly and children aged six months to five years. According to the Health Department of the State of São Paulo, vaccination will be carried out at the stations from 7 am to 7 pm from Monday to Friday.