World Stroke Day

World Stroke Day Quick Facts - US

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2020 DateOctober 29, 2020
2021 DateOctober 29, 2021
World Stroke Day

World Stroke Day History

World Stroke Day seeks to raise awareness about the possibilities of stroke and how to prevent it. This day encourages and promotes preventative measures such as maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. It also raises awareness about treatment and recovery for victims of stroke.

World Stroke Day was established in 2006 by the World Stroke Organization. World Stroke Day is observed annually on October 29th.

World Stroke Day Facts

  • 1 in 4 adults will have a stroke according to the World Stroke Organization.
  • Preventative measures include controling high blood pressure, maintaining a healthy weight, and managing stress. For more, click Stroke Risks and Prevention
  • 90% of strokes are associated with 10 avoidable risk factors according to the World Stroke Organization. Some of these risk factors include hypertenision, unhealthy diet, smoking, and lack of exercise.

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World Stroke Day References and Related Sites

www.world-stroke.org: World Stroke Day

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