World Stroke Day is observed on October 29 to raise awareness, preventive measures and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors.
- Stroke affects about 1 in 4 people worldwide.
- It can happen to anyone.
- 80% of first strokes may be prevented.
- WHO estimates that more than 17.5 million people died of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack or stroke in 2012.
Prevention of stroke
- Eat a healthy diet: A balanced diet is crucial to a healthy heart and circulation system.
- Take regular physical activity: At least 30 minutes of regular physical activity every day helps to maintain cardiovascular fitness; at least 60 minutes on most days of the week helps to maintain healthy weight.
- Avoid tobacco use
- Check and control your overall cardiovascular risk
– Know your blood pressure
– Know your blood lipids
– Know your blood sugar.
Source of info: WHO & www.world-stroke.org.
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