Wednesday, October 26, 2011

World Stroke Day

World Stroke Day is Saturday, October 29th. One in six people worldwide will have a stroke sometime in their lives. By learning about this condition, you can limit your risk of having a stroke. This campaign promotes six stroke challenges:
  • Know your personal risk factors: high blood pressure, diabetes, and high blood cholesterol
  • exercise regularly 
  • Avoid obesity by keeping to a healthy diet 
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Avoid cigarette smoke
  • Learn to recognize the warning signs of a stroke and how to take action
  You can take a quiz to find out your stroke risk by clicking here.  The American Stroke Association has published the warning signs for stroke here.  For more information about stroke and about how to control high blood pressure, see this article from the American Stroke Association.

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