Everyone has risk associated with stroke. Knowing your risk and getting a fast and painless stroke screening are ways to reduce the risk.

      Stroke Detection Plus will be screening in Alexandria on Monday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Douglas County Farm Bureau located at 460 Northside Drive NE, Suite 4.

      A complete wellness profile costs $135 or you can opt for individual tests at $45 each.

      A two minute virtual tour of the screenings being offered can be found on the Stroke Detection Plus website, www.strokedetectionplus.com.

      Appointments are necessary. To set up an appointment, call toll-free 1-877-732-8258.

      Unfortunately, most people don’t have symptoms or signs before a stroke occurs. That’s why stroke is commonly referred to as the “silent killer,” ranking as the third leading cause of death in the United States.

      The new mobile technology helps individuals determine their stroke risk in advance so they can take steps to improve their health.

      A stroke screening will help to identify blood flow blockages. Stoke Detection Plus, a mobile vascular screening company, uses ultrasound technology to find blockages in the body’s blood vessels that could lead to a stroke.

      During a Stroke Detection Plus screening, a certified ultrasound technician performs four tests. If the ultrasound test discovers a potential health problem, an on-staff nurse for Stroke Detection Plus will follow up with a phone consultation to encourage patients to visit their doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

      People older than age 40 are encouraged to get tested, especially with one or more of the following risk factors: high blood pressure, diabetes, more than 20 pounds overweight, smoke, have high cholesterol, inactive lifestyle, or have a family medical history of heart disease or stroke.

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