Strokes can occur in a huge variety of people. Even people who may not know it. Factors like diet, weight, giving birth, and genetic predispositions to high cholesterol often go under the radar when it comes to. thinking about stroke prevention.
Take Prince Quire for example. In most ways, he lived a healthy and regular life. At 39 years old with no known signs of stroke vulnerability, he wasn't on high alert.
However, one morning after exercising, he had a stroke. Prince had uncontrolled high blood pressure and he didn't even know it. If he had gone to the doctor and gotten a check-up, his stroke could have been entirely prevented. Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to preventing strokes. Stroke prevention, among other concerns, is why we encourage you to come in for a checkup regularly.
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compiled by the CDC.