Stroke is the No. 5 killer of Americans and a leading cause of long-term disability among adults.
Research is showing that 80 percent of strokes are preventable.
Controlling high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, tops the risk factor list.
High blood pressure is now classified as a reading of 130 on top or 80 on bottom.
Controlling blood pressure doesn’t necessarily mean taking a pill. In many cases, it’s as simple as making lifestyle changes, the same ones that help ward off many other threats to your heart, brain and body.
It’s important to exercise for 20 to 30 minutes at least three days a week, more if possible, try to follow a Mediterranean diet – eat more fruits, vegetables, fish, olive oil and nuts. Don’t smoke. If you drink, don’t have more than two glasses per day for men and one per day for women. Obviously if you have diabetes, it’s important to keep blood glucose under control.
Starting at age 65, the risk for stroke increased about 1 percent each subsequent year.
Remember the acronym FAST. If you see Face drooping, Arm weakness or Speech difficulty, it’s Time to call 911.
As published by Thrive Global. Image courtesy of www.thriveglobal.com
Author Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association
Published May 30, 2018
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