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Gum disease is a risk factor for stroke.

Posted Aug 24 2008 7:27pm
Stroke has multiple risk factors that you can control:

1. Gum disease

2. Poor diet

3. Obesity

4. High cholesterol

5. Diabetes

6. Cigarette smoking

Assess your risk for stroke by being aware of risk factors that you cannot control:

1. Age

2. Genetics

3. Gender

There are certain risk factors for stroke for women under the age of 55 that are not widely known:

1. Taking birth control pills

2. Using hormone-replacement therapy

3. A history of migraine headaches

Visit your dental professional at least twice a year for check-ups and dental cleanings.

Keep smiling.

Saundra Goodman

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