What is Stroke?
According to the CDC, a stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, occurs when something blocks blood supply to part of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. In either case, parts of the brain becomes damaged or die. A stroke can cause lasting brain damage, long-term disability, or even death.
Signs of a Stroke: Act FAST!
Are you at risk?
- Conditions: High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Sickle Cell Disease
- Behaviors: Unhealthy Diet, Physical Inactivity, Obesity, Too Much Alcohol, Tobacco Use
- Family History and other characteristics: Age, Sex, Race or Ethnicity
Steps to Prevent Stroke:
- Eat a healthy diet; add more fruits and vegetables
- Maintain a healthy weight by exercising regularly
- Avoid tobacco use (including e-cigarettes)
- Limit alcohol use
- Control blood pressure
- Check cholesterol
- Manage diabetes (Link)
- Manage heart Disease (Link)