Tag - Stroke symptoms

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Controllable Risk Factors – Cholesterol
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Controllable Risk Factors – High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
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Stroke Prevention
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Warning Signs of Stroke
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5 Stroke Symptoms to Know to Protect Loved Ones

Controllable Risk Factors – Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a soft, waxy fat (lipid) that is made by the body. It is found in the bloodstream and in all of your body’s cells. The body needs cholesterol to form cell membranes, some hormones and vitamin D. Cholesterol is also found in some foods, such as eggs, meats and dairy products. Because cholesterol…

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Controllable Risk Factors – High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

High blood pressure is the most important risk factor for stroke Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries. Your blood pressure reading is expressed with two numbers — for example, 120/80. The first number, known as systolic blood pressure, is a measurement of the force your blood exerts…

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Stroke Prevention

Up to 80 percent of all strokes can be prevented—start reducing risk now. Women, Hispanics and African-Americans in the U.S. have higher stroke risks.  Although stroke can happen to anyone, certain risk factors can increase chances of a stroke. However, studies show that up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by working with…

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Warning Signs of Stroke

Most people in the U.S. are unaware of the warning signs of a stroke or what to do when one happens. Stroke is an emergency and should be treated as such. A stroke is a brain attack that occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to…

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5 Stroke Symptoms to Know to Protect Loved Ones

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association informs us that stroke is the third leading cause of death in the nation, and one of the leading causes of serious, long-term disability. Every 45 seconds someone suffers a stroke. Every 3 minutes someone dies of a stroke. Every year, 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke….

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