Stroke is among the leading causes of death and disability, worldwide. This podcast discusses the importance of maintaining healthy blood pressure. Created: 11/5/2015 by MMWR.
Date Released: 11/5/2015. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Lower Your Stroke Risk
World Stroke Day — October 29, 2015
Recorded: November 3, 2015; posted: November 5, 2015
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Stroke is among the leading causes of death and disability, worldwide. In the United States, nearly 800,000 people suffer a stroke each year, and more women have strokes than men. In 2013, almost 60 percent of stroke deaths were among women.
High blood pressure is the primary risk factor. A healthy lifestyle can help control blood pressure and prevent stroke. Exercise, eat more fruits and vegetables, and if you smoke, quit. If you don’t smoke, don’t start.
If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of a stroke, get help right away. Immediate treatment can help prevent disabilities and save lives.
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