There is one reason you should be worried when going to the hair salon to get your hair done, and it is not the cost. You probably know that the sink and chair where the hairdresser washes your hair, are very uncomfortable.
But the worst thing is that you do not have to worry about the discomfort, but the fact that your head is in a position that can put you at a risk of getting a Beauty Parlor Stroke.
The salon’s shampoo sink creates jerky and strain movements which result in damage to the blood vessels in the neck, causing this stroke. One woman experienced this stroke. About a week after going to her hair salon, she noticed a sudden weakness in her left arm and left leg. After a few days, she was rushed to the hospital with projective vomiting, nausea, and a head hot to the touch. It was confirmed by the doctors that she had suffered a stroke.
WHAT IS A STROKE?
The restricted oxygen in the brain causes the stroke. Damaged or blocked vessel leads to an abnormal flow of the blood. The reduced blood flow goes to the brain and kills the brain cells. The consequences depend on which part of the brain was affected.
If the left side of the brain is damaged that will cause problems with speech and language or problem on the right side of the body. And, if the right side of the brain is damaged it can lead to loss of vision or problems on the left side of the body.
Stroke is considered as number 5 most common cause of death in America and number 1 most common cause of disability. 40% of men and 60% of women are victims of stroke. And, still, almost 80% of strokes could have been prevented!
SYMPTOMS OF STROKE:
- One-sided weakness
- Loss of vision, spinning vision, or double vision
- Impaired speech
- Drooping face
In the hair salon:
You need to go only to salons where they have a chair that is adjustable and the hairdresser washes your hair in a sink comfortable for your height. In order to minimize the strain, rest the back of the neck on at least one folded towel (more is better).
You need to manage the blood pressure because it is considered as the most common cause of stroke. Check your blood pressure constantly in order to prevent the stroke.
Consume healthy food and try to avoid foods that are high in fat, cholesterol and sodium because they increase the risk of a stroke every day. Eat foods with healthy fat contents, flavor the meals with salt alternatives and be careful with your sugar intake.
Also, you need to be physically active. If you don’t exercise every day, you are increasing the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, high cholesterol, and heart disease.
If you or someone around you find in a situation of having a stroke, immediately seek medical help. If you respond fast the chances of survival and recovery are biggest.
Source: Family Health Freedom Network