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.