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World Stroke Day 2020! Know your risk and prevent a stroke!

by Public Health Update

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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