Stroke prevention: getting to know the riskometer

Stroke prevention: getting to know the riskometer

Stroke is a pathological condition of the brain that develops due to a sudden violation of the blood supply to nerve cells and their death with the appearance of cerebral and/or focal neurological symptoms that persist for more than a day or cause the death of the patient in a shorter time. Every year, on October 29, the World Stroke Day is celebrated worldwide, which was established by the World Stroke Organization in 2006 with the aim of calling for urgent active action in the worldwide fight against this disease.
A stroke is not called a stroke for nothing. It happens abruptly and quite unexpectedly. At the same time, almost everyone falls into the risk zone. Especially if there is hypertension, arrhythmia, heart failure, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, diabetes mellitus. On October 30, on the basis of the stroke department of the BSMP of the city of Semey, in order to draw attention to the problem of stroke, the importance of preventive work, the provision of timely and proper medical care by resident neurologists of the 1st and 2nd year of training, a conversation was held on the topic of stroke prevention with inpatient patients of the cardiology and endocrinology department, where the factors were described in detail the risk of the disease, the first symptoms, preventive measures. At the end, information material was distributed to patients in the form of brochures on stroke prevention, proper nutrition and physical activity. They explained the advantages and helped to install the mobile application “Stroke Riskometer”, specially designed to identify risk factors and assess the individual risk of stroke in the next 5-10 years.Not a single person on the planet is immune from terrible diseases or premature death. But everyone has the opportunity to prevent trouble. Lead an active lifestyle, give up bad habits, be attentive to your health and the health of others!

Semey Medical University, NCJSC resident of Neurology Amangeldina N.E., Arinkyzy Zh., Sarkytova G.B., Akimbayeva T.S.