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Stroke Awareness Month

by National Stroke Association category: Health

“10 modifiable risk factors account for 90% of strokes! Reduce your risk during National Stroke Awareness Month. http://thndr.me/dywwBQ

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Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Every year, the National Stroke Association leads the stroke community in providing engaging ways to learn about stroke, sharable resources, and opportunities to participate. This year, the National Stroke Association’s goals are to help reduce stroke risk and to take people behind-the-scenes of what happens when someone experiences a stroke.

    To help save a life by having a better understanding of stroke, watch Stroke: It Happens in an Instant and share it with friends.

    To participate in National Stroke Awareness Month activities (and win prizes!), you can:

    • Get active and participate in our Steps to Stop Stroke step challenge.
    • Commit to making a change and improve one of your stroke risk factors.
    • Share our resources with your friends, family, and community to help everyone learn more about stroke.

    Support National Stroke Awareness Month by:  

    1. Join our Thunderclap through Twitter and/or Facebook to get the word out to your followers and friends. Be sure to ask them to sign up for the Thunderclap, too – our voices are louder when we all speak together.
    2. Visit stroke.org/nsam for more ideas on how you can get involved and spread the word about National Stroke Awareness Month.

    • Top Ten Modifiable Risk Factors for Stroke

      May 17, 2018

      During National Stroke Awareness Month, the National Stroke Association is urging the public to look at their stroke risk factors, and pledge to make at least one change to reduce their stroke risk.

       Here’s how much stroke would be reduced if each were eliminated:

      - Hypertension 47.9%

      - Physical inactivity 35.8%

      - Lipids (blood fats) 26.8%

      - Poor diet 23.2%

      - Obesity 18.6%

      - Smoking 12.4%

      - Heart causes 9.1%

      - Alcohol intake 5.8%

      - Stress 5.8%

      - Diabetes 3.9%

      Beyond reducing your risk for stroke, knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke are equally important. Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke and around 800,000 people will have a stroke in the United States this year alone.


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    National Stroke Association
    @natlstrokeassoc

    The National Stroke Association is the nation's oldest national nonprofit that focuses 100 percent of its efforts on stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke. We provide stroke education and programs to stroke survivors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. We believe that caregivers and the survivor’s circle of support are the core to their recovery.

    To learn more, please visit us at stroke.org.

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