Prevention a Stroke through Life styles changes
New Living Translation Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself.... 1 CORINTHIANS 6:19
- Stroke kills almost 130,000 of the 800,000 Americans who die of cardiovascular disease each year—that’s 1 in every 19 deaths from all causes.
- Anyone, including children, can have a stroke. Every year, about 610,000 people in the United States have a new stroke.
- Did you know that stroke – the No. 2 most common cause of death worldwide – is preventable, treatable and beatable?
The brain is an extremely complex organ that controls various body functions. If a stroke occurs and blood flow can't reach the region that controls a particular body function, that part of the body won't work as it should. Stroke is preventable. Up to 80% of strokes could be prevented through healthy lifestyle changes and working with your health care team to control health conditions that raise your risk for stroke.