The "2017 Great American Solar Eclipse" has come and gone. Now what? There are people who planned for years just to be apart of one event on August 21, 2017. Whole families traveled for hours and even days to view the eclipse for mere minutes. So what is next? Does the solar eclipse affect a person's physical or mental health? NASA has reportedly said there is no effect on people during the 2017 eclipse when the Earth, Mood and Sun were in complete alignment. In the spiritual astrological world, it is considered the Holy Trinity of vibration and frequency of the energies of all living things on earth. In my own home, the wireless doorbell rang repeatedly own its own. Was this happenstance, a battery that needed to be changed or the change in radio frequency that has been studied since 1912 during such times? So, even if you are not much of a scientist, it must be concluded that change in vibrational frequencies has to have some effect on at least some people.
Let's go back to the original question...now what? To answer that question, let me take you back a few weeks. Hang with me on this. I promise to bring you full circle...
From August 13 to September 5, the planet Mercury, Messenger of the Gods in ancient mythology, has been in retrograde. This means it appears to be moving backwards because it is moving slower than the Earth. In the Zodiac, Mercury, is the Ruler of Gemini and Virgo and commands over communication, expression, awareness and intellect. With this being the case, during retrograde, the Gemini may experience lost communication or misunderstandings or the complete total opposite. They may hear from old friends seemingly out of the blue sky, literally. For the Virgo, the detailed nature of the sign's characteristic may cause crankiness and annoyance. Double check your facts before reacting negatively, especially during this retrograde.
So are you still with me? Let's go back to the solar eclipse. When the Sun is completely blocked out by the Moon, with the Earth being in complete alignment and Mercury being the closest planet to the Sun, and energy frequencies change on the planets, and all living things being energy, there is bound to be an effect in the well-being of some people whom are more sensitive to these sorts of events, especially, Geminis and Virgos. (sorry for the run-on sentence) Some will and have felt more tired or even sleepy, but this may not be a totally bad thing though. This can be a time to reboot. This combination of the planetary actions can help a person lift their vibrational frequency. Begin or increase a meditation practice. Many spiritual believers equate this time to the awakening of the 6th and 7th Chakras. When these two connect, the Third Eye between the Soul and the Universe increases intuition and consciousness.
Lastly, psychologists have documented an increase in suicide after a solar eclipse. This is equated to the so-called Doomsdayers that view the event as a negative sign of the end of the Universe. Other research concluded that the hunt, chase and social interaction surrounding an eclipse event created a temporary positive mood for some already depressed and contemplating their own demise, but once the event was done and their mood changed back, the act was carried out.
I know this may have gone off the rails for some, but know that the end result is that the #2017GreatAmericanSolarEclipse, may affect some people more than the sarcasm received from looking through a cardboard box instead of the solar 3D looking glasses. Keep on eye on your love ones, including the furry ones. As for the phenomena of volcanoes, earthquake, tsunamis and hurricanes as a result of the solar eclipse, we will have to wait and see.
Now that you know causes of stroke and that stroke is leading in Millennials and Generation X, lets look at the signs of stroke. If you are aware of the stroke acronyms FAST and BEFAST, you be wondering what this infographic is a about.
FAST is for;
I prefer the posted infographic, because, like me, many stroke victims did not have the FAS part of FAST. In fact, I did not have any of those signs, so I did not do the T and yet drove myself to the ER. As with many, I had numbness on one side of my body and a severe headache. I was also very anxious and my heart was racing. So, don't get stuck on FAST or BEFAST. I have heard from some people that they became unconscious, even waking up days and weeks later having been in a coma, remembering nothing or very little.
The one thing that can't be agreed on is that when a stroke occurs, TIME is of the ESSENCES. There are interventions that can reduce or even reverse the outcome of stroke if treated within less than 3 hours of first onset. Since stroke signs can be from standard to obscure, most people don't realize they are having a stroke nor do they get conformation within that time frame. I always say...if in doubt, check it out.
I hope you will pass this on to the people you know and those you love. There is no one whom has had a stroke whose life is not changed forever, in one way or another. Help me spread the word about stroke.
This is a little question without a simple answer. With stroke being down over all but up in the age group of 18-54, causes of stroke vary greatly. We know that strokes can happen when the blood supply to the brain is reduced (Ischemic Stroke) or interrupted (Hemorrhagic Stroke). This deprives the brain of oxygen and nutrients leaving brain cells dead, within minutes. Some people have what is called a TIA/ Transient Ischemic Attack, or mini stroke, which tends to be a very short temporary blockage that resolves itself and doesn't leave permanent brain damage. TIA's can be a precursor to a full on brain attack and should be treated seriously. BUT why does this happen is the BIG question.
Here are some reason known to cause stroke. It is not as if these are steadfast, sure-fire reasons for a stroke, but they can increase a person's likelihood. Keep in mind, some of these issues can be changed and some may not.
Now that you have a clearer picture of the causes of stroke, come back next time as I teach how to recognize a stroke.
Having the stresses of caring for a child with health concerns and going through the termination of a failed marriage, I developed my own chronic health issues. and survived a stroke. My personal experience and research of stroke and autoimmune diseases, lead me to help myself and others.