We all know that when it comes to a stroke, every second counts! Nearly 2 million brain cells die each minute a stroke remains untreated. We also know, that with the current environment in our hospital systems, we need to do everything we can to prevent unnecessary hospital visits.
The best thing to do in this uncertain time is promote healthy living and encourage people to evaluate their risk levels and take steps to improve their health status. This means helping to screen as many conditions online as you can.
80% of all strokes are preventable and many of the risk factors for stroke are manageable with lifestyle changes. Following the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Life’s Simple 7 tips is a great place to start:
- Manage blood pressure
- Control cholesterol
- Reduce blood sugar
- Get active
- Eat better
- Lose weight
- Stop smoking
Most people are unaware that they are at risk for stroke. That is where the Stroke Risk HRA comes in. Through a series of health and lifestyle questions, this evidence-based HRA calculates a user’s personal risk for stroke and provides information to help manage controllable risk factors. It’s no surprise that those with underlying conditions are at high-risk for contracting the virus. Although there are many things going on right now, it’s still as important to keep educating on what we do know and can help with.