Saco-Indonesia.com - Serangan stroke dapat terjadi tiba-tiba, namun tanda-tandanya sebenarnya
dapat dideteksi. Para ahli menga
Indonesia.com - Serangan stroke dapat terjadi tiba-tiba, namun tanda-tandanya sebenarnya
dapat dideteksi. Para ahli mengatakan, semakin dini stroke dikenali dan diobati, maka semakin
besar kemungkinan untuk sembuh dan terhindar dari risiko kelumpuhan.
pada wajah, lengan, kaki di satu sisi tubuh, disertai kebingungan dan masalah berbicara merupakan
tanda-tanda seseorang mengalami stroke. Selain itu, ada pula tanda-tanda seperti pusing dan sakit
kepala parah, mengalami masalah berjalan, hilang penglihatan di satu atau kedua mata.
Kepala Divisi Stroke di NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical
Center mengatakan, ketika seseorang terkena stroke, mereka akan menunjukkan tanda-tanda perubahan
fisik yang dapat dikenali, ringan ataupun ekstrem.
beberapa tanda yang perlu diwaspadai :
1. Tiba-tiba mati rasa atau
lemah pada bagian wajah, lengan, atau kaki - terutama pada satu sisi tubuh.
Orang dengan stroke biasanya akan memiliki bentuk mulut "tidak rata" alias
mencong. Perlu diwaspadai juga apabila mereka (orang yang dicurigai stroke) mengalami kesulitan
menggerakkan lengan atau mengendalikan jari. Misalnya, ketika mengangkat kedua tangan, tangan
yang sebelah lebih tinggi dibandingkan tangan yang lain.
kebingungan dan kesulitan berbicara.
Masalah bahasa adalah salah satu
tanda-tanda yang paling umum dari stroke. Seseorang yang mengalami stroke tiba-tiba mungkin akan
mengalami masalah ketika mereka bicara. Bahkan, beberapa di antaranya juga mengalami penurunan
pemahaman. Mintalah dia (orang yang dicurigai stroke) untuk mengulangi kembali kalimat sederhana
kepada Anda, misalnya: "Saya pergi ke toko hari ini." Jika ia mengalami kesulitan
mengulangi kata-kata itu bisa jadi dia mengalami stroke.
Pengelihatan mendadak terganggu.
Gangguan pengelihatan yang datang
secara tiba-tiba merupakan gejala stroke yang umum. Mereka mungkin tidak akan mampu melihat
dengan jelas dengan satu mata, atau mungkin mengalami kesulitan untuk melihat ke kanan atau
4. Tiba-tiba kesulitan berjalan, kehilangan
keseimbangan atau koordinasi.
Berjalan seolah-olah mabuk,
tersandung, atau bahkan jatuh adalah semua gejala stroke. Tanda-tanda serupa lainnya seperti
berjalan dengan kaki terbuka lebar atau tiba-tiba kehilangan kemampuan motorik halus, seperti
ketidakmampuan untuk menulis juga patut diwaspadai.
5. Sakit kepala
parah tiba-tiba tanpa diketahui penyebabnya.
Gangguan sakit kepala tidak
selalu identik dengan gejala stroke. Tetapi, jika sakit kepala menyerang tiba-tiba atau tampak
sangat intens, patut untuk diwaspadai. Jika leher kaku, nyeri pada wajah, atau muntah yang
disertai sakit kepala bukan tidak mungkin akan menyebabkan terjadinya perdarahan intrakranial,
juga dikenal sebagai "stroke merah (red sroke)."
Pengobatan dini dapat mencegah
kerusakan yang lebih besar akibat stroke. Salah satu pengobatan umum stroke yaitu dengan
tissue plasminogen activator (TPA). Obat ini disuntikkan ke arteri atau vena yang kemudian
akan melarutkan sumbatan di pembuluh darah sehingga darah kembali mengalir ke otak.
Stroke merupakan penyakit pemicu kematian yang serius, namun sebenarnya dapat dicegah.
Perubahan gaya hidup perlu ditingkatkan guna mengurangi risiko stroke. Berikut beberapa perubahan
gaya hidup yang dapat dilakukan :
- Kurangi garam
Mengurangi konsumsi garam dapat menurunkan tekanan darah sehingga mengurangi risiko
- Konsumsi makanan sehat
kolesterol "jahat" dapat meningkatkan kesehatan jantung dan mengurangi risiko stroke.
Kadar kolesterol harus di bawah 200 mg/dL.
- Stop merokok
Perokok memiliki risiko stroke dua kali lipat. Merokok dapat merusak pembuluh
darah dan meningkatkan tekanan darah, serta mempercepat penyumbatan di pembuluh darah.
- Hidup aktif dan olahraga
Orang yang kelebihan
berat badan atau obesitas memiliki risiko yang lebih besar memiliki kadar kolesterol tinggi,
hipertensi, diabetes, dan stroke. Olahraga dapat mengurangi berat badan sehingga mengurangi
risiko penyakit-penyakit tersebut.
Meskipun telah mengubah gaya hidup, para
ahli mengatakan orang yang berusia di atas 55 tahun memiliki risiko yang lebih besar terkena
stroke. Selain itu, meskipun stroke lebih umum terjadi di kalangan kaum Adam, namun wanita pun
tak terlepas dari risikonya.
Sumber :Healthday News
Editor : Liwon Maulana(galipat)
Hockey is not exactly known as a city game, but played on roller skates, it once held sway as the sport of choice in many New York neighborhoods.
“City kids had no rinks, no ice, but they would do anything to play hockey,” said Edward Moffett, former director of the Long Island City Y.M.C.A. Roller Hockey League, in Queens, whose games were played in city playgrounds going back to the 1940s.
From the 1960s through the 1980s, the league had more than 60 teams, he said. Players included the Mullen brothers of Hell’s Kitchen and Dan Dorion of Astoria, Queens, who would later play on ice for the National Hockey League.
One street legend from the heyday of New York roller hockey was Craig Allen, who lived in the Woodside Houses projects and became one of the city’s hardest hitters and top scorers.
“Craig was a warrior, one of the best roller hockey players in the city in the ’70s,” said Dave Garmendia, 60, a retired New York police officer who grew up playing with Mr. Allen. “His teammates loved him and his opponents feared him.”
Young Craig took up hockey on the streets of Queens in the 1960s, playing pickup games between sewer covers, wearing steel-wheeled skates clamped onto school shoes and using a roll of electrical tape as the puck.
His skill and ferocity drew attention, Mr. Garmendia said, but so did his skin color. He was black, in a sport made up almost entirely by white players.
“Roller hockey was a white kid’s game, plain and simple, but Craig broke the color barrier,” Mr. Garmendia said. “We used to say Craig did more for race relations than the N.A.A.C.P.”
Mr. Allen went on to coach and referee roller hockey in New York before moving several years ago to South Carolina. But he continued to organize an annual alumni game at Dutch Kills Playground in Long Island City, the same site that held the local championship games.
The reunion this year was on Saturday, but Mr. Allen never made it. On April 26, just before boarding the bus to New York, he died of an asthma attack at age 61.
Word of his death spread rapidly among hundreds of his old hockey colleagues who resolved to continue with the event, now renamed the Craig Allen Memorial Roller Hockey Reunion.
The turnout on Saturday was the largest ever, with players pulling on their old equipment, choosing sides and taking once again to the rink of cracked blacktop with faded lines and circles. They wore no helmets, although one player wore a fedora.
Another, Vinnie Juliano, 77, of Long Island City, wore his hearing aids, along with his 50-year-old taped-up quads, or four-wheeled skates with a leather boot. Many players here never converted to in-line skates, and neither did Mr. Allen, whose photograph appeared on a poster hanging behind the players’ bench.
“I’m seeing people walking by wondering why all these rusty, grizzly old guys are here playing hockey,” one player, Tommy Dominguez, said. “We’re here for Craig, and let me tell you, these old guys still play hard.”
Everyone seemed to have a Craig Allen story, from his earliest teams at Public School 151 to the Bryant Rangers, the Woodside Wings, the Woodside Blues and more.
Mr. Allen, who became a yellow-cab driver, was always recruiting new talent. He gained the nickname Cabby for his habit of stopping at playgrounds all over the city to scout players.
Teams were organized around neighborhoods and churches, and often sponsored by local bars. Mr. Allen, for one, played for bars, including Garry Owen’s and on the Fiddler’s Green Jokers team in Inwood, Manhattan.
Play was tough and fights were frequent.
“We were basically street gangs on skates,” said Steve Rogg, 56, a mail clerk who grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens, and who on Saturday wore his Riedell Classic quads from 1972. “If another team caught up with you the night before a game, they tossed you a beating so you couldn’t play the next day.”
Mr. Garmendia said Mr. Allen’s skin color provoked many fights.
“When we’d go to some ignorant neighborhoods, a lot of players would use slurs,” Mr. Garmendia said, recalling a game in Ozone Park, Queens, where local fans parked motorcycles in a lineup next to the blacktop and taunted Mr. Allen. Mr. Garmendia said he checked a player into the motorcycles, “and the bikes went down like dominoes, which started a serious brawl.”
A group of fans at a game in Brooklyn once stuck a pole through the rink fence as Mr. Allen skated by and broke his jaw, Mr. Garmendia said, adding that carloads of reinforcements soon arrived to defend Mr. Allen.
And at another racially incited brawl, the police responded with six patrol cars and a helicopter.
Before play began on Saturday, the players gathered at center rink to honor Mr. Allen. Billy Barnwell, 59, of Woodside, recalled once how an all-white, all-star squad snubbed Mr. Allen by playing him third string. He scored seven goals in the first game and made first string immediately.
“He’d always hear racial stuff before the game, and I’d ask him, ‘How do you put up with that?’” Mr. Barnwell recalled. “Craig would say, ‘We’ll take care of it,’ and by the end of the game, he’d win guys over. They’d say, ‘This guy’s good.’”
BEIJING (AP) — The head of Taiwan's Nationalists reaffirmed the party's support for eventual unification with the mainland when he met Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of continuing rapprochement between the former bitter enemies.
Nationalist Party Chairman Eric Chu, a likely presidential candidate next year, also affirmed Taiwan's desire to join the proposed Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank during the meeting in Beijing. China claims Taiwan as its own territory and doesn't want the island to join using a name that might imply it is an independent country.
Chu's comments during his meeting with Xi were carried live on Hong Kong-based broadcaster Phoenix Television.
The Nationalists were driven to Taiwan by Mao Zedong's Communists during the Chinese civil war in 1949, leading to decades of hostility between the sides. Chu, who took over as party leader in January, is the third Nationalist chairman to visit the mainland and the first since 2009.
Relations between the communist-ruled mainland and the self-governing democratic island of Taiwan began to warm in the 1990s, partly out of their common opposition to Taiwan's formal independence from China, a position advocated by the island's Democratic Progressive Party.
Despite increasingly close economic ties, the prospect of political unification has grown increasingly unpopular on Taiwan, especially with younger voters. Opposition to the Nationalists' pro-China policies was seen as a driver behind heavy local electoral defeats for the party last year that led to Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou resigning as party chairman.