Are You at Risk for a Stroke (Brain Attack)?

Take this simple test to see if you might be at risk for a stroke:

1. Have either of your parents, grandparents, or any one of your siblings or cousins had a stroke? Yes No
2. Are you 65 or older? Yes No
3. Do you have diabetes? Yes No
4. Do you have more than 6 alcoholic drinks a week? Yes No
5. Do you have high blood pressure? Yes No
6. Do you smoke? Yes No
7. Do you have high cholesterol? Yes No
8. Do you exercise less than 3 times a week? Yes No
9. Are you more than 20% over your ideal weight? Yes No
10. Have you experienced dizziness or blurred vision? Yes No

If you answered "yes" to more than one question, then your risk for a stroke is increased. Your risk, however, can be reduced through diet, by cessation of smoking, reduced alcohol intake, increased exercise and regular visits to your doctor to check your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels.

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