May is American Stroke Month

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The month of May is American Stroke Month. A stroke is the fourth greatest cause of death in America and it is important that you know the risks. One of the best ways to reduce risk of a stroke is to control your blood pressure. High blood pressure increases the risk of a stroke.

The American Heart Association has identified the seven top factors that contribute to high blood pressure. The seven factors are:

  • Family history
  • Advanced age
  • Gender related risk patterns
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Poor diet
  • Weight
  • Drinking too much alcohol

To get more details about these risk factors and to learn of resources that are available to you, continue reading here.

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