Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Stroke - How Can I Reduce My Risk?


*Disclaimer- These posts should not be considered to provide complete medical information.  They should not be considered as medical advice. Please see your physician with your concerns and to discuss your  health risks.* 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 is
National Stroke Awareness Day
Check to see if an event is scheduled in your area.

With National Stroke Awareness Day coming up tomorrow, I thought I would talk some more about Stroke.  The following tips were taken from "Reducing Risks and Recognizing Symptoms" - a fact sheet from the National Stroke Association.  To view the full fact sheet click here.  The following is a quick summary of what is outlined in this excellent pamphlet.
 
Know your blood pressure
Work with your MD to keep your blood pressure under control!

Find out if you have Atrial Fibrillation
Discuss care of your A-Fib with your doctor.

Stop smoking!

If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation.
(This is their advice and not mine)

Know your Cholesterol number.
Discuss treatment options with your doctor.

Control your Diabetes

Exercise

Decrease your Salt and Fat intake.

Talk to your doctor to discuss if you have Circulation issues.


Would you like to download a FREE stroke risk factor card?  If so, click here.  The National Stroke Association has many other publications that you can download for free as well.  Just go to www.stroke.org for more information.

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