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Walking up the stairs, she felt “pins and needles” in her left leg. A few minutes later, her left arm had the same sensation. Then the left side of her face felt numb.
Lilian’s stroke came six months after
she was diagnosed with high blood
pressure, a leading risk factor for
strokes and heart attacks. Tests after the stroke showed she also had high cholesterol and high triglycerides, other risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
Now, Lilian runs about 4 miles a day, farther on weekends. She also started swimming two years ago and is trying strength training. Those changes led to weight loss: about 25 pounds. They also reduced Lilian’s risk of another stroke.
“I want to have a healthy heart so I can be alive for my children’s weddings and my potential grandchildren,” said Lillian.