Prince Edward Island Stroke Recovery is the story of struggle to regain as many physical and mental abilities as possible that were taken away (at the blink of an eye) by that diabolical and catastrophic event called Stroke.
This journey is a search and application of puzzle pieces that can bring about acceptance of loss and the hope for building a new normal and getting on with the rest of your life after a stroke...
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?
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.
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.