Diabetes is a common disease. In this the body becomes unable to make or use insulin properly. Due to this the blood sugar starts increasing. When blood sugar level increases, many types of problems start occurring. Diabetes has a bad effect on the heart, kidneys and liver. Not only this, it can also cause strokes. According to the American Stroke Association, people with diabetes are twice as likely to have a stroke as other people. Even in prediabetes, the risk of stroke is higher. When diabetes causes stroke, brain tissue starts getting damaged, which can even lead to the death of the person.In this article you will learn in detail about the symptoms, causes and treatment of diabetic stroke -

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  1. Relationship Between Diabetes And Stroke
  2. Symptoms of Diabetic Stroke
  3. Causes Of Diabetes Stroke
  4. High Blood Sugar Level
  5. Fat Accumulation In Vessels
  6. Other Problems Caused By Diabetes
  7. Diabetes Stroke Treatment
  8. Summary
Doctors for Diabetes and Stroke: Unraveling the Complex Relationship

Having diabetes can increase the risk of many health problems including stroke. According to the American Stroke Association, people with diabetes are twice as likely to have a stroke as normal people. Also, such people are most likely to suffer a stroke at a young age and its consequences can be dangerous in the future. Patients with prediabetes have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke than normal people.

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Symptoms of stroke due to diabetes can be as follows -

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Diabetes can cause heart diseases. Due to this, blood pressure can become high and cholesterol level can increase. Stroke can also occur due to diabetes. Diabetic stroke can be caused by the following -

Diabetes or sugar affects the body's ability to produce insulin. Also, one is not able to use insulin properly. Actually, insulin plays an important role in bringing glucose from the bloodstream into the cells. In such a situation, people with diabetes have high sugar in their blood. High blood sugar levels can damage the blood vessels of the body, increasing the chances of stroke.

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Due to sugar, clots or fat start accumulating in the vessels. This process is known as atherosclerosis. When clots and fat increase in the vessels, the blood vessel walls start narrowing and blockage may occur. This may cause a stroke.

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Many types of health problems start occurring due to diabetes. Obesity, heart disease, high sugar level, high blood pressure and high cholesterol can also increase the risk of stroke. Therefore, it is important to keep all these under control to prevent stroke.

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If a stroke caused by diabetes is identified early, certain treatments can help reduce the risk of stroke. To treat diabetic stroke, doctors can prescribe some medicines along with making lifestyle changes. Diabetic stroke can be treated in this way -

  • Medicines To Break Down Blood Clots.
  • Placing A Stent To Open The Blood Vessel And Increase Blood Flow. In This, Surgery Is Done To Place A Stent.
  • Carotid Endarterectomy Surgery To Remove Fat Blocking The Arteries
  • Occupational Therapy, So That Everyday Tasks Like Writing And Wearing Clothes Etc. Can Be Done Easily.
  • If The Stroke Affects The Way You Speak, Speech Therapy May Be Given.

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Diabetes can cause serious diseases like heart disease and kidney failure. People who have diabetes are more likely to have a stroke. This can affect a person's entire life. At the same time, if diabetic patients keep blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels under control, it can help in reducing the risk of stroke. If someone has suffered a stroke due to diabetes, then improve the lifestyle. Also, start taking medicines for stroke and diabetes on the advice of the doctor.

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