Strokes are among the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. This podcast discusses the causes and risk factors that put one at risk for a stroke, and encourages lifestyle modifications to reduce chances of suffering a stroke. Created: 11/3/2011 by MMWR.
Date Released: 11/3/2011. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Maintain Your Brain
World Stroke Day — October 29, 2011
Recorded: November 1, 2011; posted: November 3, 2011
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Strokes are among the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Most often caused by a blockage in an artery that carries blood to the brain, strokes can occur at any age, but are most common in older people.
If you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or an irregular heartbeat, you are at greater risk for a stroke. To decrease your chances of having a stroke, exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, limit alcohol consumption, and stop smoking.
If you suspect someone is having a stroke, get help immediately. With timely care, most stroke victims can recover and live a healthy life.
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