Are you at risk for suffering from a stroke? In America, a person suffers from a stroke approximately every 40 seconds. Knowing the common risk factors can help you reduce your risk and maintain a healthier lifestyle.
Watch this video to learn about some of the most common risk factors for strokes. Some risk factors cannot be changed, such as race and gender, but others can be lessened with lifestyle changes. Lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol and quitting smoking will greatly reduce your risk. Maintaining a healthy weight with a nutritious diet and regular exercise can also lower your chances.
Discover other ways to improve your health and reduce your stroke risk at Oak Hill Hospital. Our Emergency Care Center helps patients of all ages stay healthy and avoid stroke risk. Call us at (888) 741-5120 for more information.