HIGH PEAK MP Andrew Bingham is supporting The Stroke Association’s campaign to encourage the nation to know more about their stroke risks.
It is estimated that around 1,600 people in High Peak are living with the after effects of a stroke, and although not all strokes can be prevented a lot can be done to minimise risk.
Andrew, who recently attended a Stroke Prevention Reception hosted by The Stroke Association in the House of Commons, said: “I’m encouraging everyone to know more about their stroke risks.
“A lot can be done to minimise your risk of a stroke. For example making a few healthy lifestyle choices such as eating a balanced diet, drinking alcohol in moderation, and taking regular exercise can all help to prevent a stroke.
“I’d like to urge everyone to make a New Year’s resolution to find out what you can do to lower your risk of stroke. “Visit The Stroke Association’s website at www.stroke.org.uk or make an appointment to see your GP to assess your risk.”