Signs of Stroke
S.O.S is common distress signal . Use S.O.S as a guide to assist you in identifying stroke symptoms and when to seek care
•Paralysis/ weakness or clumsiness
•Dizziness /poor coordination
•Sensory changes (see, touch, taste and hear)
Who's At Risk ?
Answer : Anyone can have a stroke but there are certain RISK FACTORS that increase the risk. So lets see what they are :
High blood pressure
· High blood pressure
· Coronary artery disease
· Race/Ethnicity (African Americans/minorities)
· Chronic Kidney Disease
S.O.S ! How Do You Decrease Your Risk ?
Answer: Remember a stroke can happen to anyone. We cannot change our ethnicity. What we can change and control are our lifstyle choices. Maintain a healthy active lifestyle and you can certainly decrease your chances. Lets take a look.
Here are eight ways to lower your risks today. Follow these signs and keep a stroke at bay.
- 1 Lower blood pressure. ...
- 2 Lose weight. ...
- 3 Exercise more. ...
- 4 Drink—in moderation. ...
- 5 Take a baby aspirin. ...
- 6 Treat atrial fibrillation. ...
- 7 Treat diabetes. ...
- 8 Quit smoking.
One last thought ......Awareness is key so discuss any questions and stay stroke free !!!