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Heart Attack & Stroke

Date: 18 May 2009

Heart Attack

  • Diabetes speeds up narrowing of the arteries due to cholesterol and triglycerides as well as hardening of the arteries which slows down the flow of blood
  • Watch out for :
    • Chest pains, even occasional
    • Shortness of breath and excessive sweating
    • Feeling of faintness
  • Eat a low-fat and high-fibre diet
  • Exercise regularly to strengthen the heart muscles and improve blood circulation
  • Quit smoking because narrows and hardens the arteries


Stroke
  

  • Diabetic stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked as a result of hardening and narrowing of the arteries in the brain
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  • Watch out for : 
    • Sudden weakness or numbness in your face, arm or leg
    • Sudden blurring of vision
    • Difficulty in talking or your speech is incoherent
    • Sudden headache
    • Dizziness or sudden falls
  • Eat a low-fat and high-fibre diet
  • Exercise regularly to strengthen the heart muscles and improve blood circulation
  • Quit smoking because narrows and hardens the arteries  

 

 


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