Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WHO TO GET STROKE??


              RISK FACTORS WHICH YOU CAN CONTROL
  • High blood pressure — risk of stroke begins to increase at blood pressure readings higher than 120/80 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). Your doctor will help you decide on a target blood pressure based on your age, whether you have diabetes and other factors.
  • Cigarette smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • High cholesterol — a total cholesterol level above 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), or 5.2 millimoles per liter (mmol/L).
  • Diabetes.
  • Being overweight or obese.
  • Physical inactivity.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (a sleep disorder in which the oxygen level intermittently drops during the night).
  • Cardiovascular disease, including heart failure, heart defects, heart infection or abnormal heart rhythm.
  • Use of some birth control pills or hormone therapies that include estrogen.
  • Heavy or binge drinking.
  • Use of illicit drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamines.
Risk factors you can't control
-Age
             -History of stroke or TIA

WHAT IS YOUR RISK??????

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