Warning Signs Of A Stroke

What are the warning signs of a stroke? What to in the event of one.

If you have high blood pressure, you are prone to a stroke. A stroke is happens when blood flow is blocked to a certain part of your body. This can result in death, paralysis, or brain damage.

Now that you are aware of the warning signs, here are the signs that you are at risk of getting a stroke.

Previous Stroke

Heart Disease

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Diabetes

Atherosclerosis

Diabetes

History of Smoking

Alcohol Abuse

African American Ancestry

Over the age of 55

You can reduce your chances of getting a stroke by achieving a healthy lifestyle. This means if you are overweight lose the extra weight. This reduces your chance of getting heart disease and hypertension that can lead to a stroke. Check your blood pressure. Eat foods low in salt and fat. Lowering your fat and cholesterol content, lowers you chance of getting heart disease such as atheroscelorosis. Extra fat and cholesterol may raise your cholesterol level, which leads the atheroscelorosis.



Exercise helps prevent a stroke in many ways. It raises the good cholesterol in your body, which helps reduce your chance of heart disease. Helps you maintain your weight. Helps you keep the blood flowing efficiently through your body.

Here is a list of warning signs of a stroke.

Numbness to one side of your body

Confusion

Dizziness

Trouble Walking

Double of Blurry Vision

Slurred Speech

Abnormal Sudden Severe Headache

If you catch these symptoms early, you can improve the chances of recovery significantly. As soon as you exhibit these symptoms, it is important to call 911 or go to the hospital immediately. When you arrive they will check and see if you are having a stroke. Then proceed to treat you with medications such as aspirin, warfarin, heparin, etc. Surgery may be necessary if medications do not help.

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