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18.69% of Bangladeshis suffer from stroke-related deaths.

What measures can I take to prevent a stroke? 

Stoke can be a debilitating condition for both the patient and their family. By reducing risk factors, strokes can be prevented. Maintain a healthy well balanced low fat and low salt diet and exercise regularly. Those who have pre-existing conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure should have regular checkups with their family doctor. 

Diabetes and prediabetes affect 25% of the adult population.

How can I test if I am at risk for diabetes? 

To assess your risk of developing diabetes, the first step is consulting your family doctor. They will ask you questions about your lifestyle, family history, and past medical history. There are various blood tests that your doctor may advise you to do – fasting blood sugar; 2hrs after breakfast blood sugar and Haemoglobin A1c. Speak with your doctor on which tests to do, how often, and when. 

So far, more than 10,554,425 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered.

Is it safe for me to take the vaccine? 

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe for most people. The main absolute contraindications are if you are allergic to any of the components of the vaccine or if you have an allergic reaction to the first dose. All vaccines, like any medicine, can have side effects such as fever and body aches. We are learning more about these vaccines as more of the global population is inoculated. It is clear that vaccines decrease the risk of having severe COVID-19 and subsequently decrease the risk of complications and hospitalization. 

Studies show  COVID-19 is increasing existing mental health symptoms

How can I take care of my mental health during the pandemic?

The pandemic has had an impact on all aspects of life – employment, social, financial, and physical and so ultimately this has an impact on mental health. Simple things like exercising outdoors for 30-40minutes every day, connecting with family and friends through technology can help to decrease stress and anxiety. Maintaining a healthy diet and starting new hobbies like reading and painting are good forms of distraction. Ensure you have the correct information regarding the virus and the vaccine and try to focus on the current situation instead of worrying about what may come. 

Risk factor attribution for Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) is 93.1% in adults. 

How frequently should I check my cholesterol levels? 

American Heart Association recommends that those who are 20-40yrs should check their cholesterol level and other risk factors every 4 to 6 years. Those who are 40 yrs and above must consult with their doctor about the risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

Sources: MedRxiv, Viz hub, WHO, IARC

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