World Stroke Day to Promote Prevention

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke. Every three to four minutes, someone will die from a stroke.

Despite widespread health campaigns, stroke remains the second leading cause of death in the world.

Officials from the American Stroke Association have joined other international organizations to promote education on October 29, which marks World Stroke Day.

To lower your risk for stroke, the World Stroke Organization recommends the following guidelines for everyone:

  • Know the risk factors for stroke: high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and high blood cholesterol. Keep them within healthy ranges.
  • Exercise.
  • Eat nutritious foods.
  • Limit alcohol consumption.
  • Quit smoking. Avoid breathing second hand smoke.
  • Learn the warning signs of stroke.

Source: American Stroke Association

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2 thoughts on “World Stroke Day to Promote Prevention

  1. dean reinke

    I know prevention is the ideal, but when are stroke associations going to realize that they could save more neurons if they started focusing on hyperacute therapies that stop the neuronal cascade of death. There are dozens of possibilities out there that have been tested in animals. Lets get testing them in Phase II and III trials. tPA use is preventing checking out other therapies.

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