Measure Your Risk for Stroke
There are two types of strokes, sometimes called brain attacks. A stroke can happen when blood flow to your brain is blocked or a blood vessel in your brain bursts. Both types of stroke are medical emergencies, and the faster you seek help, the less damage there will be to your brain. Many strokes happen without warning, so it is important to know if you are at risk and to watch for any signs of a stroke.
The CHRISTUS Health stroke assessment measures your risk of stroke by asking simple questions. First, you will review essential information like family history, cholesterol level, weight, height, blood pressure and if you have diabetes. When you finish the questions, you will receive a report that includes your risk factors and tips on reducing those risks.
How Can I Use This Report to Improve My Health?
After you take the stroke assessment, you immediately receive your results in a report. The report summarizes your results, highlights risk factors and provides tips to improve your health and reduce the factors that lead to stroke.
For example, the report will show how risk levels based on family history, blood pressure, cholesterol or diabetes increase or decrease your risk for stroke.
What are the signs of stroke?
Although strokes can happen without warning, often there are symptoms in the days leading up to a stroke or just before. Be prepared. Click here to learn about BEFAST, an easy way to remember six signs the American Stroke Association says to look for if you think you or someone you love is having a stroke.
What Happens if My Stroke Report States I Am at Risk?
If your report shows you have a serious risk of stroke, a registered nurse from CHRISTUS Health will contact you. You can also discuss the results with your primary care doctor.
Whether you are a grandparent, a mom or dad or a concerned family member, preventing a stroke helps you and your loved ones have a better, healthier life. So, take the assessment to help protect you and your family from the risk of stroke.