World Stroke Day.

Wednesday 29 October marks World Stroke Day and this year's theme highlights the impact of stroke on women. The Stoke Association is seeking this year to raise women’s awareness of their risk factors in particular.Here are some of the stark facts

 

  • 3 times as many women die of stroke compared to breast cancer in the UK 
  • Stroke is the 3rd leading cause of death amongst women in the UK

 

Around 30,000 women die of stroke each year in the UK  One of the risk factors is high blood pressure, so I got mine checked recently  - at the Conservative party conference of all places! Despite the hectic schedule my Bp was fine – why don’t you get yours checked this week? Pop into a high street pharmacy or your GP surgery, most have a blood pressure machine free to use.For more information on preventable risk factors check out this link http://www.stroke.org.uk/factsheet/women-and-stroke