Cerebral thrombosis is a common type of stroke. It happens when a blood clot — also known as a thrombus — forms in an artery and mostly blocks blood from reaching a part of the brain. The most common time for this to happen is at night, or when you just wake up in the morning, as this is when your blood pressure is the lowest.
Below are some symptoms to look out for that may indicate cerebral thrombosis and can allow for early treatment.
The quicker you treat cerebral thrombosis, the better prognosis you will have, compared to delaying treatment.
Be wary if you experience the following signs:
- Confusion or dizziness
- One side of the body becomes weak or paralyzed
- Some part of the body suddenly becomes severely numb
- Sudden loss of vision, or some sort of visual disturbance
- Walking becomes difficult, or you start staggering or veering
- Arms and hands are difficult to coordinate
- Inability to speak, or speech becomes slurred
Who are those most at risk of cerebral thrombosis?
- If you have high blood pressure
- Cholesterol problems
- If you don’t exercise or move a lot
- Unhealthy diet
Wise food choices
Eating wisely can minimize the chance of a cerebral thrombosis attack. Eat a healthy diet, including lots of fruits and vegetables, and monounsaturated oils such as olive oil. Avoid all trans fats (hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils), and limit saturated fats. Fish can help to prevent cerebral thrombosis; eat a few serves of fish each week.
Eat lightly and in small portions
Steaming, stewing, stir-frying, or poaching is healthier than to frying or deep-frying, or other high heat methods using oil.
The writer of this story is not a medical professional, and the information that is in this story has been collected from reliable sources — and every precaution has been taken to ensure its accuracy. The information provided is for general information purposes only, and should not be substituted for professional health care.
Translated research by Cecilia Kwan and Kathy McWilliams