Stroke is a devastating health problem. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and one of the leading causes of disability. Stroke occurs when brain cells die, most commonly due to lack of blood flow, but also can occur when bleeding occurs in the brain. are
If you’re concerned about your risk for stroke and looking for ways to prevent stroke, you’re not alone. Having a stroke is one of the most common fears I hear from my patients.
But unfortunately, stroke rates are increasing.
Strokes have increased 60% in the last 30 years and the increase has been particularly troublesome in younger age groups. The World Health Organization notes that 1 in 4 adults over 25 years of age will have a stroke in their lifetime.
However, what is important to know is that there are remarkably effective ways to prevent stroke.
How to Prevent a Stroke
It’s probably no surprise to you that a healthy lifestyle is helpful in preventing stroke. But you may be surprised at how powerful your choices are in lowering your risk of stroke.
One study showed that 5 measures of healthy lifestyle (nutrition, physical activity, avoiding tobacco and excess alcohol and maintain a normal weight) lowered stroke by 72%.
Contact HealthspanMD™ in Phoenix, Arizona if You Want to Prevent a Stroke
If you want to lower your risk for stroke, it’s time to talk to our team. HealthspanMD™ specializes in working with people like you to provide a personalized, comprehensive, and connected care approach to lowering the risk of stroke, heart disease, dementia, and early death – focusing on the ten most powerful factors for preventing stroke – which we call the Healthspan-10™.
- Normal blood pressure
- Normal blood sugar levels
- Healthy cholesterol levels
- Healthy body weight or body composition
- Healthy nutrition
- Regular physical activity
- Avoid toxins such as tobacco and excess alcohol
- Restorative sleep
- Manage stress
- Stay connected – socially and to your purpose
Call our offices in Phoenix, Arizona for an appointment today.
Dr. Robert Todd Hurst, MD, FACC, FASE has extensive experience in treating patients with who want to lower their risk for future stroke. He established HealthspanMD™ to help patients live long and vital lives. He brings over 25 years of experience at respected institutions such as the Mayo Clinic and the Banner Heart Institute. With over 50 peer-reviewed publications and over 100 delivered educational presentations, he continues to be an active part of advancing heart health and providing leading-edge care for his patients.