Difficult to stand with one foot? Watch out, it’s a sign of stroke!
In addition to heart disease, stroke is one of the threat of disease in the elderly feared by many people. The rise in blood pressure break the blood vessels in the brain and cause stroke. Unfortunately, stroke is a silent killer. Many people are not aware that they are exposed to the risk of stroke.
According to the dailymail, the easiest way to detect the disease early is by using one leg to stand for 20 seconds or more. Because this test requires prime brain health to maintain the balance of your body. If there is damage or bleeding blood vessels in the brain, then you will have trouble performing this movement.
“Our research found that your ability to maintain balance requires a good brain health. If you can not do that, then this is an indication of increased risk of brain disease or cognitive decline,” said Professor Yasuharu Tabara, researchers from the Center for Genomic Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan.
The study, published in the American Heart Association’s Stroke journal involved 841 women and 546 men with an average age of 67 years. After they stood with one foot, their brains were scanned. The researchers then found that those who have difficulty in standing with one foot, have a higher risk of stroke.