Friday, June 27, 2008

Stroke sign and prevention tips

Another Web site with some stroke prevention tips: Signs and tips for prevention from A snippet:

Risk factors for a stroke

* Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
* Uncontrolled diabetes
* High blood pressure
* High cholesterol level
* Smoking
* Previous transient ischemic attack (TIA)
* Heart disease
* Carotid artery disease (the artery that carries blood to your brain)

Many of these risk factors are treatable - so if this list sounds like you or one of your loved ones, get to a doctor if you haven't already!

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