May is National Stroke Awareness Month

 

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Certain factors affect a person’s risk for stroke, including age, high blood pressure, and family history, but many strokes are preventable. Know the signs of stroke and learn ways to reduce your risk.

Stroke prevention
  • Learn how to prevent #stroke deaths with this video from @CDCgov https://www.youtube.com
  • Do you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol? Managing these conditions can help reduce your risk for stroke
  • Managing medical conditions like obesity and diabetes can help reduce your risk for stroke
  • Avoiding smoking and second hand smoke can help reduce your risk for stroke
  • A healthy diet can help reduce your risk for #stroke. Limit your sugar and salt intake, and make sure to eat lots of fruits and vegetables
  • Increasing your physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce your risk for stroke
  • Learn tips for physical activity and healthy nutrition habits from @AmDiabetesAssn at http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness