Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Stroke prevention factors

So many people can reduce their stroke risk - preventing events that can cause disability or death. Check out this recent article on how your stroke risk can shrink with 7 lifestyle changes:
Certain lifestyle changes could greatly reduce your stroke risk, according to a new study.
Researchers calculated stroke risk among nearly 23,000 black and white Americans aged 45 and older. Their risk was assessed using the American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7 health factors: be active, control cholesterol, eat a healthy diet, manage blood pressure, maintain a healthy weight, control blood sugar and don't smoke. ...
"Compared to those with poor blood pressure status, those who were ideal had a 60 percent lower risk of future stroke," study senior author Dr. Mary Cushman, a professor of medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington, said in a journal news release.
Note that many of the risk factors cited can be at least partially controlled. Not every stroke can be prevented. But many are preventable.


J.L. Murphey said...

Jeff a prayer request please. My cousin Ricky passed away last night after a massive stroke. Please prayer for his wife and his three daughters. May the Lord lift them all up in their grief.

For us it's a bad gene pool. Something no amount of prevention can help, but it sure couldn't hurt to be reminded.

Jeff Porter said...

The entire family - including you - is in my prayers.

J.L. Murphey said...

Thanks Jeff.