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Community Insig ht Presented by AMITA Health Stroke: Lowering your risk starts with a healthy lifestyle Many were shocked recently when 90210" actor Luke Perry died from a massive stroke at age 52. It was a sad reminder that stroke can happen at any age The risk of a stroke increases with age," explained AMITA Health's Interventional Neuroradiologist and Neurologist Dr Franklin Marden. "Every decade over the age of 55, the risk of stroke doubles but a stroke can happen to anyone at any age even babies." Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death, and the leading cause of serious, lon term disability in the United States, Dr. Dr Marden Marden said, adding that May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Each year in diagnosis and treatment is important to the United States, about 795,000 people try to prevent a more severe stroke suffer a stroke or one person every 40 Risk factors for stroke include high blood seconds. Strokes can happen at any age, pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, including at birth with about 1 in 4,000 smoking, heart disease and obesity. Even live births affected by stroke, according minor trauma could be a stroke risk if to the National Stroke Association the right circumstances occur and a Most strokes occur when a blood vesselsmall tear develops in an artery. Having a in the brain becomes blocked (typically family history of stroke may increase your because of a blood clot) or bursts (often risk for a stroke. from very high blood pressure or a brain The good news is that the chance of aneurysm), Dr. Marden said. "Typical having a stroke has dramatically fallen symptoms include severe headache over the past two decades, thanks to a (especially if it's the worst headache greater awareness and improvements in of your life), confusion, weakness or prevention. It is now estimated that up numbness on one side or one part of to 80% of strokes may be preventable the body (ike the face or arm), garbled Lowering your risk could involve quitting lurred speech, and trouble seeing," smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, he explained. If a stroke happens during staying physically active, and keeping a sleep, it might not wake the person up, watch on blood pressure and cholesterol but they may act very differently from levels. Dr. Marden also recommends routine doctor visits to help monitor your when they went to bed Sometimes the symptoms of a stroke health for any "silent" conditions. quickly disappear as the blood clot Recent advances in treatments at the dissolves on its own. This "transient time of a stroke have also had a significant ischemic attack," or TIA, can last from impact on saving lives and minimizing a few minutes to an hour or more. TIAs the effects of a stroke. Every minute are important warning signs. "The risk counts, and Dr. Marden says that when for another stroke soon after a TIA is symptoms occur even if they disappear substantial," Dr. Marden said, so earlyyou should call 911 immediately AMITA HEALTH Community Insig ht Presented by AMITA Health Stroke: Lowering your risk starts with a healthy lifestyle Many were shocked recently when 90210" actor Luke Perry died from a massive stroke at age 52. It was a sad reminder that stroke can happen at any age The risk of a stroke increases with age," explained AMITA Health's Interventional Neuroradiologist and Neurologist Dr Franklin Marden. "Every decade over the age of 55, the risk of stroke doubles but a stroke can happen to anyone at any age even babies." Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death, and the leading cause of serious, lon term disability in the United States, Dr. Dr Marden Marden said, adding that May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Each year in diagnosis and treatment is important to the United States, about 795,000 people try to prevent a more severe stroke suffer a stroke or one person every 40 Risk factors for stroke include high blood seconds. Strokes can happen at any age, pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, including at birth with about 1 in 4,000 smoking, heart disease and obesity. Even live births affected by stroke, according minor trauma could be a stroke risk if to the National Stroke Association the right circumstances occur and a Most strokes occur when a blood vesselsmall tear develops in an artery. Having a in the brain becomes blocked (typically family history of stroke may increase your because of a blood clot) or bursts (often risk for a stroke. from very high blood pressure or a brain The good news is that the chance of aneurysm), Dr. Marden said. "Typical having a stroke has dramatically fallen symptoms include severe headache over the past two decades, thanks to a (especially if it's the worst headache greater awareness and improvements in of your life), confusion, weakness or prevention. It is now estimated that up numbness on one side or one part of to 80 % of strokes may be preventable the body (ike the face or arm), garbled Lowering your risk could involve quitting lurred speech, and trouble seeing," smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, he explained. If a stroke happens during staying physically active, and keeping a sleep, it might not wake the person up, watch on blood pressure and cholesterol but they may act very differently from levels. Dr. Marden also recommends routine doctor visits to help monitor your when they went to bed Sometimes the symptoms of a stroke health for any "silent" conditions. quickly disappear as the blood clot Recent advances in treatments at the dissolves on its own. This "transient time of a stroke have also had a significant ischemic attack," or TIA, can last from impact on saving lives and minimizing a few minutes to an hour or more. TIAs the effects of a stroke. Every minute are important warning signs. "The risk counts, and Dr. Marden says that when for another stroke soon after a TIA is symptoms occur even if they disappear substantial," Dr. Marden said, so earlyyou should call 911 immediately AMITA HEALTH