Is your lifestyle putting you at risk of a stroke?

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Most of us know the link between our emotions and our health, but what is less known is the link between emotional wellbeing and the risk of a stroke. HEALTH learns more.

According to Dr. Andrew Russman, D.O., Head of a Stroke Program and Medical Director of a Comprehensive Stroke Center, people will very often deal with an emotional upset by making bad lifestyle choices, such as increasing smoking or eating junk food, which often leads to obesity, high blood pressure, or diabetes. These then all come together as a significant increase in our risk of stroke.


According to Dr. Andrew Russman, D.O., Head of a Stroke Program and Medical Director of a Comprehensive Stroke Center, people will very often deal with an emotional upset by making bad lifestyle choices, such as increasing smoking or eating junk food, which often leads to obesity, high blood pressure, or diabetes. These then all come together as a significant increase in our risk of stroke.

EARLY SIGNS

To check for signs of a stroke, and to respond appropriately, always remember the words

‘BE FAST’:
B = Balance – Is the person having trouble with balance?
E = Eyes – Is the person having visual problems?
F = Face – Is there droopiness in the face?
A = Arms – Is there any weakness in the arms or legs?
S = Speech – Is the person having difficulty speaking?
T = Time – Time to call for an ambulance.

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