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Stroke Risk & Prevention

Call 911 Immediately

if you have sudden onset of any of these stroke symptoms!

  • Asymmetry of the face
  • Weakness or Numbness of one side of body
  • Unsteady gait
  • Trouble speaking
  • Trouble understanding speech
  • Headache
  • Loss of balance or coordination
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Problems with vision

Risk Factors

Risk factors for stroke include:

  • Being overweight/obesity
  • Lack of exercise/movement
  • Sleep apnea
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Drug use
  • Heaving drinking

REDUCE your RISKStroke Risk 2

  • Talk to your doctor to find out how to manage stroke risk factors:
    • Maintain a healthy weight
    • Eat healthy food
    • Exercise regularly
    • Normalize blood pressure
    • Lower your cholesterol
    • Avoid stress
    • Manage your diabetes
    • Stop smoking
    • Drink in moderation

2X Stroke

Hispanic Stroke

Age 55 Stroke

Closer to Home

  • Rochester’s urban population: 38.2% Black and 18.3% Hispanic.
  • @ 33% of Rochester residents live in poverty, associated with increased stroke severity at presentation.
  • The county population over age 65 increased 13% from 2007-2017.