Basics of Stroke Prevention

Let us start with the bad news:

According to the National Stroke Association (US), anyone can have a stroke no matter your age, race or gender. Yes, anyone, including you college students who drink and smoke like there is no tomorrow, and whose idea of a healthy diet is a daily dose of hamburger and french fries.

But the chances increases if the person has certain risk factors like age, race, gender, lifestyle, diet, and family history.

The good news is that:

80% of stroke can be prevented. That is the lesson we learned the hard way because of what happened to Melit. She should have rested; she should have stopped eating lechon, she should have taken medications.

A good prevention starts with awareness. Know you stroke score using this simple stroke scorecard. It won’t take a minute to answer the questions, and know your personal stroke risk scores.



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