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Signs of Stroke

Posted On: 05/26/2020

What is a Stroke?

A stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, occurs when something blocks the blood supply to part of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. In either case, parts of the brain become damaged or die. A stroke can cause lasting brain damage, long-term disability, or even death.

What are stroke signs and symptoms?

During a stroke, every minute counts! Fast treatment can lessen the brain damage that strokes can cause. Remember BE FAST to recognize signs of stroke. If you think someone may be having a stroke, do the following simple test:

Other signs and symptoms of stroke include:

Who is at risk for stroke?

Anyone can have a stroke at any age, but certain things can increase your chances of having one. The best ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from a stroke are to understand your risk factors and how to minimize them. To learn more about your risk for stroke, click on the link above of the BIAA.

How can I reduce my risk of stroke?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you can help prevent stroke by making healthy choices and controlling any health conditions you may have. Healthy choices include choosing a healthy diet, participating in daily physical activity, avoiding smoking, and limiting alcohol intake. Health conditions that may put you at risk of stroke include cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease, so it's best to treat those conditions with the help of your physician. To learn more about steps you can take to lower your risk of stroke, click on the link above to the BIAA