Learn how to reduce your risk of two types of stroke.

According to The World Health Organization, 70 million people die of cardiovascular diseases globally, especially from heart attacks and strokes. The top contributing factor to this premature death is smoking, followed by a sedentary lifestyle and an unhealthy diet.


Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a top cause of long-term disability. Hundreds of thousands of people suffer from strokes each year, and thousands have repeat attacks. Strokes are common in the elderly population, but they can occur at any age. Nearly 25 percent of strokes occur under the age of 65.

Fortunately, stroke risk factors are within your control. You can quit smoking, if you haven’t already. You can make healthy lifestyle choices to exercise more and improve your diet. You can commit to heart health today to increase your lifespan and quality of life.

You can reduce your risk of stroke.

TWO TYPES OF STROKE

The medical community agrees that there are two types of stroke. Both conditions can seriously affect your health and even prove fatal.

Ischemic stroke – This is the most common type of stroke that affects 83 percent of all stroke victims. The stroke occurs when a blood vessel is blocked, normally by a blood clot. A clot can easily form if blood vessels are clogged by fat and cholesterol in what is known as atherosclerosis. When blood can’t reach the brain, brain cells suffer due to lack of nutrients and oxygen.

Hemorrhagic stroke – This type of stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain bursts to cause a brain bleed. The stroke may be related to high blood pressure, or it could be caused by an aneurysm. When a blood vessel is weak and balloons or ruptures, bleeding will damage the brain. Protein amyloid buildup in arteries can also cause hemorrhagic stroke, especially in the elderly.

A third type of stroke may be considered a transient ischemic attack, or TIA. This minor stroke is a warning that a more severe stroke could occur in the future.

Although there are two different types of stroke, risk factors remain the same:

  • People with a higher risk of blood clots— such as women over 35 on birth control who smoke
  • Drinking excess alcohol
  • Drug abuse
  • Bleeding conditions—such as hemophilia
  • Head injury
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Poor diet
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol

The above risk factors apply to both heart attack and stroke. Importantly, symptoms may vary for men and women. For example, in the instance of a heart attack, chest pain is often thought to be the most common complaint for men and women. However, women can experience less severe chest pain that may be more difficult to detect. A woman may dismiss her symptoms without seeking medical help. A vascular event may cause serious damage if it goes untreated.

With stroke and heart attack, it’s important to take all symptoms seriously. A warning sign of a stroke may be obvious as numbness or difficulty speaking. A sign of a heart attack may be more subtle in a racing heart, nausea, and heartburn. When experiencing any vascular event, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately.

STROKE RECOVERY WITH COQ10

CoQ10 is a critical factor in stroke prevention and recovery. Coenzyme Q10 is produced naturally by the body; it supports healthy cells and DNA in all bodily systems, including bones, muscles, organs, and skin. If you don’t have enough CoQ10, your organs may be impaired by up to 25 percent. CoQ10 supports optimal health by preventing cholesterol oxidation and warding off tissue attack on your joints, liver, lungs, brain, heart, and more.

CoQ10 may be a lifesaver for vascular health.

CoQ10 has been proven to stabilize heartbeat, prevent plaque blockage in the arteries, improve the health of heart patients and extend lifespan, improve function in weakened hearts, improve patient outcome after heart surgery, lower blood pressure, balance blood pressure in pregnant women, reduce blood stickiness, and prevent blood clots from blocking oxygen to the brain.
With age, CoQ10 levels drop dramatically.

At the age of 80, your body will produce 65 percent less than normal. A dangerous 75 percent drop in CoQ10 can prove fatal. To worsen matters, cholesterol-lowering medications used to treat heart disease can block your production of CoQ10, since it shares the same synthetic pathway as cholesterol.

CoQ10 works as an antioxidant. It can prevent lipid peroxidation that damages LDL cholesterol and causes atherosclerosis. Researchers have discovered that just 100 mg of CoQ10 can inhibit LDL oxidation.1 CoQ10 can also regulate blood pressure and offer relief for type 2 diabetes.

CoQ10 is vital, but poorly absorbed by the body through the digestive tract. CoQ10 is broken down as either ubiquinone or ubiquinol. With age, the ubiquinol form of CoQ10 is better utilized. Ubiquinol is best metabolized by the body to offer the greatest health benefits.

Compared to regular CoQ10, ubiquinol is more effective and more bioavailable.

Ubiquinol is the CoQ10 fuel your body needs to protect vascular health. Patented ubiquinol formulas have been proven to slow down the aging process by as much as 51 percent. With instances of stroke on the rise, it’s time to pay attention to your health.

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