80% Of Strokes Are Preventable!

Facial drooping, arm weakness, speech, time is brain

Strokes are the third leading cause of death in America and the leading cause of adult disability.  

80% of strokes are preventable by modifying risk factors.

A stroke is a “brain attack” and a blockage of flood flow to the brain.

Some abilities like movement, speech, ability to swallow, and memory, might be lost.

If you think you are having a stroke, always call 911 and note the time when symptoms started.

The EMTs are trained at where the stroke centers are located and if there is a stroke center nearby, the ambulance driver will directly take you there.

Click here to see a number of specialized stroke centers in the United States.  

The emergency doctor must start treatment within 3 hours.

Don’t ignore the warning signs!

  • Slight weakness of arm or leg
  • Talking nonsense
  • Paralyzed on one side of the body

Stroke Risks

Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA) 

Transient Ischemic Attacks are strokes that improve quickly.

It’s a warning sign that a stroke may be coming on over the next 3 months.  

If you experience the following “sudden” TIA signs, you should contact your doctor.

  • Numbness of face, arm, or leg especially one side of the body
  • Difficulty seeing in one or both eyes
  • Severe headache

Treatments Available

  • Medical, physical, and psychological Treatment
  • Supervision, medications, monitory
  • Exercise, swallow therapy, bladder treatment
  • Counseling, supportive therapy, stroke support groups
  • Thrombotic – clot buster meds – use if the timing is right.

Did you happen to catch the story about the women that captured herself having a stroke on her own smart phone? To see, check out the video below.

If you think you are having a stroke, remember the acronym FAST.

  • F- Facial Drooping
  • A-Arm Weakness
  • S-Speech
  • T-Time

She was able to show her recording to the doctor.

There are several things you can do for prevention, according to Harvard Health such as:

TOPIC: 80% Of Strokes Are Preventable!

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