STROKE

Stroke

What is a Stroke?


A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or significantly reduced, cutting off the necessary oxygen, blood supply and nutrients to the brain tissue.

Until recently, strokes were not treatable or preventable. However, today’s science has developed new ways to help prevent strokes.

Some of the risk factors associated with a stroke include the following:

• Sedentary Lifestyle • Overweight or Obese • Heavy or Binge Drinking
• Use of Illicit Drugs • High Blood Pressure • High Cholesterol
• Diabetes • Obstructive Sleep Apnea • Cardiovascular Disease

Stroke Symptoms

  • A sudden and severe headache 
  • Loss of balance
  • Dizziness
  • Inability to move one or more limbs
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden weakness or numbness in the face/limbs (typically on one side of the body)
  • Trouble speaking
  • Trouble understanding speech
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