Good Food For Stroke Sufferers?
Mlm, my mother has a stroke, what foods are good for stroke sufferers, and which foods should be avoided? Thank you
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First I want to confirm in advance exactly when a stroke occurred, do you mean that your mother has just had a stroke, or your mother has a history of stroke (already treated and given treatment)?
If at this time your mother has just had a stroke (meaning you see the symptoms of a stroke in your mother), you should immediately take your mother to the hospital. Stroke is a condition that must be diagnosed quickly and treated quickly too. Delay in handling stroke can cause brain damage and permanent disability that can cause death.
If you mean that your mother has had a stroke and has been treated before, then the goal of long-term therapy for stroke is to control the risk factors for stroke and prevent recurrent strokes. When your mother gets an examination for a stroke, the treating doctor will analyze the risk factors for stroke such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, smoking, lack of physical activity, obesity, carotid artery disease, and so on. These risk factors must be identified and addressed. For example, if your mother has high blood pressure or diabetes, then your mother must take antihypertensive and antidiabetic drugs regularly for a lifetime. Control must be carried out routinely and treatment must not be interrupted.
If you do not know the risk factors for stroke that your mother has, you should take your mother to a neurologist so that you can carry out further examination and analysis of risk factors. Neurologists can refer your mother to other specialist doctors, such as internal medicine doctors or cardiologists for control of risk factors.
For food, here are a few things to note:
Reduce salt consumption to <2 g / day sodium or the equivalent of 5 g / day table salt (less than 1 teaspoon of salt per day). Sodium is also found in foods, especially in processed foods (such as sausages, meatballs, smoked meats, canned foods, etc.), so also pay attention to the salt content in food consumed. Sodium is also found in flavorings such as MSG and instant broth.
Reduce consumption of unhealthy fats such as fat from meat, chicken skin, etc. Healthy fats can still be consumed such as oils from fish, avocados, nuts, olive oil, etc.
Adjust your diet, don't overeat
Reduce your intake of sugar and other simple sugar-containing foods (cakes, biscuits, white bread, etc.)
increase fiber consumption from vegetables, fruit, and whole grains
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