physical-therapyStroke is the leading cause of disability in adults and the third leading caouse of death for Americas today. When it comes to stroke, time lost is brain lost. Stroke afflicts someone in the US every 40-seconds which is why knowing the signs and risk level are so critical to [your] survival.

Stroke Warning Sings

Here are the warning signs of a stroke:

1. Weakness: sudden weakness or numbness in the face, arms, or legs on one side of the body.

2. Slurred Speech: Sudden trouble speaking or understanding conversation.

3. Blurred Vision: Sudden visual impairment in one or both eyes.

4. Dizziness: Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination.

5. Headache: Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

Stroke Risk Assessment

Controllable Risk Factors

Tobacco: You smoke, live or work with people who smoke

Cholesterol (HDL vs. LDL)
Total cholesterol is 240mg/dl or higher
HDL is less than 40mg/dl for men and less than 50mg/dl for woman
You don’t know your total cholesterol or HDL level

Blood pressue (BP)
BP is 140/90 or higher
You don’t know your BP

Physical Inactivity
You get less than 30 minutes of physical activity per day

Excess Bodyweight
20 pounds overweight

Diabetes
You have diabetes or take medicine to control diabetes

Uncontrollable Risk Factors

Age
Men over the age of 45 and Women over the age of 55

Race
You are african-american

Family History
One of more siblings have had a stroke or heart-attack

Medical History
You have coronay artery disease or have had a heart attack
You have had a stroke
You have an abnormal heartbeat

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Benny Jones

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Benny earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida in Exercise and Sport Science. Benny believes a well balanced wellness program should encompass flexibility, strength, balanced clean diet, and proper rest. Connect with us on our Google Plus Page Active. Healthy. Well.