Friday, October 8, 2010

The 8 Modifiable Risk Factors Of Stroke

The information posted here and the links connect to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Prince Edward Island.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to the folks there for making this important information available for us to share.

Do YOU know the 8 modifiable risk factors of stroke?

 Stroke prevention

You can't control your family history, age, gender or ethnicity. But fortunately, you can do something about other factors that could increase your risk of having a stroke such as obesity, diet, diabetes, smoking, over drinking, inactivity, high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol.

Stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Without oxygen-rich blood, brain cells begin to die. If the blood supply is not restored, the affected part of the brain dies, causing disability and death.
Help prevent a stroke by learning more about the risk factors you can do something about and those you can't control.
Risk issues you can do something about
and two bonus issues
Risk factors you can't control
What is your risk?
Are you at risk? Take the Heart&Stroke Risk AssessmentTM and get a personalized risk profile and a customized action plan for healthy living that includes tips, tools, recipes and much more to help you reduce your risk.
For more information on stroke prevention, please read our brochure Taking control: Lowering your risk of heart disease and stroke.

I am a eight year stroke survivor.

Till next post.

Smiles :o)


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