May is National Stroke Awareness Month Tips on Lowering Your Risk of Long-Term Disability
Stroke is the leading cause of death in the United States – with more women suffering a stroke than men, thanks to risk factors, such as migraines, hormone therapy and oral contraceptives. Death from stroke is tragic. Yet, stroke “survivors” can take months to recover from the disabilities. And up to 30% of the stroke survivors never recover.
Avoid stroke by lowering your blood pressure with this tips for women from McLeod Neurologist Dr. Timothy Hagen.
For more information on how you can lower your risk of a stroke, talk with your OB/GYN.
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Sources include: McLeod Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Heart Association, National Stroke Association, Women’s Health Initiative, National Institutes of Health