Stroke is a leading cause of death around the world. But that's just part of the story.
Sometimes the hardest part of having a stroke is the feeling that you are alone.
80 million people in the world have had a stroke, 50 million stroke survivors live with some form of permanent disability. If you have had a stroke, or care for someone who has, one thing is for sure – you are not alone! We are here to help you get #UpAgainAfterStroke
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How to reduce your risk of stroke
Did you know that 90% of strokes are linked to 10 avoidable risks? If you have diabetes, heart problems or history of stroke/TIA talk to your doctor about stroke risk and preventive treatments.
2. Do moderate exercise 5 times a week
3. Eat a healthy, balanced diet (high in fruit/vegetables, low in sodium)
4. Reduce your cholesterol
5. Maintain a healthy BMI or waist to hip ratio
7. Reduce alcohol instake (men: 2/day, women: 1/day)
8. Identify and treat atrial fibrillation
9. Reduce your risk from diabetes, talk to your doctor
10. Get educated about stroke
- Find out more about your personal stroke risk
- Get support from the people around you
- Share your reasons to prevent stroke
- Understand primary and secondary stroke risks
- Help control patient hypertension and atrial fibrillation
- Offer blood pressure and pulse checks
- Provide information and support to your community
- Implement population-wide stroke prevention strategies
- Remove financial barriers to prevention screening
- Develop regional and national strategies to deliver SDG3