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6 Ways Women Can Lower Risk Of Stroke [InfoGraphic] #GoRedSTL

Did you know that women have far more strokes than men? More women even lose their life to stroke than men as well. In fact, 1 in 5 women has a stroke at some point in her life.

 

Some Facts About Stroke:

  • About 55,000 more women than men have a stroke each year.
  • Stroke is the #3 Cause of Death in Women and #4 Cause of Death in Men.
  • Number of STROKE DEATHS IN ONE YEAR: (from 2010, the most recent year the statistics are available)
    • Women: 77,109
    • Men: 52,367

Ways Women Can Lower Risk Of Stroke

Experiencing a stroke can be scary. But the best part is that it can be prevented. Take a look at the new guidelines released by the American Stroke Association below that explain the 6 ways in which women can significantly reduce their risk for stroke in their lifetime.

Ways Women Can Lower Risk Of Stroke

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Ways Women Can Lower Risk Of Stroke

Follow the guidelines and begin daily practices that will protect from risk of stroke. Also, share the ways that strokes can be prevented with your friends, family members, neighbors, and everyone you know. Most importantly, talk to your health care physician to create an individualized action plan to safeguard yourself against the risk of stroke. By being proactive, you can save your life.

Ways Women Can Lower Risk Of Stroke

Do you know how to identify a stroke and when emergency help is needed?
Learn how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T. at StrokeAssociation.org/warningsigns

Ways Women Can Lower Risk Of Stroke 

To learn more about stroke prevention, visit:

Ways Women Can Lower Risk Of Stroke

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I am proud to be a Go Red Blogger Ambassador for the American Heart Association, using social media to drive awareness of the fight against heart disease in women in order to live healthier, stronger and longer lives.

 

 

 

 

 

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Makeba Giles is an Inspiration, Culture, Lifestyle, and Family Blogger. She is also a Midwest Mother of four, and the Founder and Creative Director of MELISASource.com. | EMAIL: melisasource@yahoo.com

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