Did you know that stroke is the No. 4 cause of death in the United States? But, stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable — it is actually the number 1 cause of preventable disability worldwide. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, 80 percent of strokes are preventable.
Anyone can have a stroke at any age. A person's chances of having a stroke increase with certain risk factors, including high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol, a family history of stroke, age, and ethnicity.
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There are several things you can do to reduce your personal risk of stroke, including making positive lifestyle changes around diet, getting physically active, quitting smoking as well as controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels and managing diabetes can all help to reduce your risk.
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