Going to hair salon to get your hair done should be relaxing, however, there is one reason why you should be worried, and it’s not the cost. You probably know the chair and the sink where the hairdresser puts your head to wash your hair, and it is very uncomfortable. Sadly, you don’t have to worry about the dicomfort, but about the fact that this position of your head can put you in a risk of getting a Beauty Parlor Stroke.
This sink has got a groove for the neck, but it is yet so uncomfortable. But, that is not the greatest problem with it. The much more serious problem about it is that you are put at a risk of getting a Beauty Parlor Stroke. You probably wonder what that thing is. Well, it is a stroke that results of damage to the blood vessels in your neck, due to the strain and jerky movements the salon’s shampoo sink creates. A woman has reported that she had once noticed a sudden weakness in her left arm and left leg nearly a week after she had been to the hair salon. The following week, the same woman was rushed to the hospital due to nausea, projectile vomiting, and a head very hot to the touch. According to the doctors, she had suffered a stroke. What is a stroke? The stroke is an illness that results of restriction of the oxygen in the brain. Once a blood vessel is either damaged or blocked, it causes abnormal blood flow or even clotting. When the blood flow is being reduced, it finds its way to the brain and manages to kill brain cells. This leads to certain physical consequences which can be different, depending on the region of the brain that it has impacted. For instance, if the damage is done in the left side of the brain, the consequences will include problems with speech and language or problems in the right side of the body. If the right side of the brain is damaged, then the consequences include vision loss or problems in the left side of the body. According to statistics, stroke is being the number 5 most common cause of death in the United States, and the number one most common cause of disability. 40 percent of the people in the USA who have suffered a stroke are men, and 60 percent of them are women. The risk of stroke increases with age. Nevertheless, eighty percent of the cases of strokes could actually have been prevented.
Here are the most common symptoms of stroke you should look out for:
- Impaired speech (may sound intoxicated)
- Loss of vision, double vision, or spinning vision
- One-sided weakness
- Drooping face
- How can you prevent a stroke?
In the hair salon
First you need to look for a hair salon with an adjustable chair so that the person washing your hair can adjust it to your height and you don’t feel uncomfortable. Before sitting put a towel or even two at the back of your neck to minimize the strain.
The leading reason behind a stroke is high blood pressure which is why you need to monitor yours and keep it under control. Next you need to adopt a healthy eating regimen and eliminate all the processed food, food high in sodium, cholesterol and trans fats. These foods clog your arteries and increase your risk for a stroke. Consume healthy food, whole grains, and healthy fats and watch your sugar intake. Another thing you need to change if you want to stay healthy is be physically active. If you’re not, your risk of stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and so on increases significantly.