A Vascular Health Quiz for National Stroke Awareness Month

Society for Vascular Surgery

Try this quick National Stroke Awareness Month quiz. Knowing the risk factors for a stroke may save your life.

1. Is your blood pressure more than 135/85? High blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke.
2. Do you have atrial fibrillation?
3. Do you smoke cigarettes?
4. Do you drink alcohol beyond moderation?
5. Is your cholesterol high?
6. Do you have diabetes? Is it under control?
7. Do you exercise for 30 minutes a day?
8. Do you enjoy a low sodium (salt) diet? This can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk for stroke.
9. Do you have circulation problems?

"Being over age 55 and having a family history of stroke are additional risk factors," said Dr. Anil Hingorani, a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery®. "Lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise can positively impact your vascular health and reduce the chance of having a stroke."

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National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.