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The Preventable Killer

Posted on: May 7, 2018

Contributor(s): Cullen Quigley

 

In one year, about 140,000 people die from stroke in the United States. However, what most people don’t know is that in 80% of cases, strokes are preventable. By implementing healthy life choices, you ultimately save your own life.

 

Before diving into American Stroke Month, one must understand what a stroke is. According the National Stroke Association, a stroke is a “brain attack” or more specifically, “It occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die.” This lack of oxygen creates major damage to your natural abilities leading to fatal or extreme debilitating conditions.

Source: http://www.stroke.org/understand-stroke/what-stroke

 

Aside from heart attacks, stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability that can also become fatal. The American Stroke Association spreads awareness of this preventable killer through recommendations to better brain health.

 

These tips include controlling blood pressure, eating healthy food options, being physically active, losing weight, controlling blood sugar, and to stop smoking. All of which can be found here: https://brainhealth.strokeassociation.org

 

While it’s advisable to take any measure to improve one’s health, we at Primary Health Solutions know that help can go a long way. Our providers are available for immediate assistance with curving health problems before stroke warnings arise. By calling us at 513-454-1111, you're one step closer at preventing conditions that lead to stroke.