Are You Stroke Aware?

What is a stroke?

In simple terms, a stroke is disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It leads to parts of your brain being cut off from blood supply. It maybe due a blockage as a result of a clot or due to bursting of a blood vessel. Nearly 2 million brain cells die each minute a stroke remains untreated.

Rapid access to medical treatment oftentimes make the difference between full recovery and permanent disability.

What you need to know about a stroke…

  • Stroke is not age dependent
  • About 80% of strokes are preventable
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The signs of a stroke can be identified F.A.S.T.

  1. Face drooping,
  2. Arm weakness,
  3. Speech difficulty,
  4. Time to call 911 if someone is having a stroke

The American Heart Association suggests the following to prevent a stroke:

  • Manage blood pressure
  • Control cholesterol
  • Reduce blood sugar
  • Get active
  • Eat better
  • Lose weight
  • Stop smoking


Sources: and American heart association



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