Did you know that stroke is the most common cause of disability in America? Although stroke affects millions of Americans, 80 percent of strokes are preventable. Following a few simple lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of ending up in emergency care because of a stroke. For example, exercising five times per week and eating a diet low in saturated fats, cholesterol, and sodium can greatly reduce your risk.
By watching this video, you can learn more about preventing stroke. This video emphasizes the importance of having your blood pressure checked regularly. If you do have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes, work with your doctor to manage these conditions.
The team at South Bay Hospital of Sun City Center works closely with patients to improve their overall health and well-being, and reduce their risk of serious medical problems. Call our Consult-A-Nurse referral line at (888) 685-1595 for a referral to a stroke care specialist, orthopedist, neurologist, or other specialist.