80% Of Strokes Are Preventable!
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
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
- 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.
- F- Facial Drooping
- A-Arm Weakness
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:
- Lower your blood pressure
- Lose weight
- Exercise more
- Drink in moderation
- Treat atrial fibrillation
- Treat Diabetes
- Quit smoking
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