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Do You Know the Warning Signs of a Stroke

Do You Know the Warning Signs of a Stroke?

These are the common signs that indicate a stroke:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or difficulty understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance and coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

Remember, getting immediate medical attention for a stroke is crucial to preventing disability and death, so don’t delay — dial 9-1-1.

Balance – Sudden loss of balance

Eyes – Loss of vision in one or both eyes

Face – Face looks uneven

Arm – Arm or leg weak or hanging down

Speech – Trouble speaking or seem confused

Time – Call 911 – Get help immediately

Simple Steps to Prevent a Stroke:

 

  • Control Blood Pressure
    1 in 3 Americans have high blood pressure – #1 cause of stroke
  • Control Cholesterol
    Give your arteries their best chance to stay healthy
  • Reduce Blood Sugar
    Adults with diabetes are 2 to 4 times more likely to have a stroke
  • Get Active
    30 minutes a day 5 days a week to improve heart and brain health and prevent stroke
  • Stop Smoking
    Stroke risk is 2 to 4 times higher among smokers than non-smokers
  • Maintain Healthy Weight
    70% of American adults are overweight – obesity increases stroke risk

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