Tag - National Stroke Awareness Month

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May is Stroke Awareness Month
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As National Stroke Awareness Month Comes to an End, Remember that Knowledge is Power!
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Effects of Stroke: Moving and Sensing Things
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Effects of Stroke: The Sides of the Brain
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Controllable Risk Factors:Tobacco Use/Smoking
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Controllable Risk Factors – Diabetes
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Controllable Risk Factors – Cholesterol
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Controllable Risk Factors – High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
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Stroke Prevention
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Warning Signs of Stroke

May is Stroke Awareness Month

The month of May is “Stroke Awareness” month. Do you know your A, B, C, D, E’s of Preventing a Stroke? Here are some health tips from our Health Education Center: A – • Get screened for Atrial Fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder which increases your risk of Stroke. • Aim to limit Alcohol: Drinking…

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As National Stroke Awareness Month Comes to an End, Remember that Knowledge is Power!

 Act F.A.S.T  F Facial Drooping: Ask the person to smile or show their teeth. Drooping on one side could mean a stroke A Arm: Ask the person to raise their arms over their head. Weakness on one side may be a stroke S Speech: If the person’s speech suddenly becomes garbled or unintelligible, this could…

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Effects of Stroke: Moving and Sensing Things

The human brain has different areas that control how the body moves and feels. When a stroke damages a certain part of the brain, that part may not work as well as it did before. This can cause problems walking, speaking, seeing or feeling. After a stroke you may have emotional and physical changes.  Depending…

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Effects of Stroke: The Sides of the Brain

The left side of the brain controls the right side of the body. You use the left side of your brain to move the right side of your body, figure out math and science problems and understand what you read and hear. You may have trouble doing these things if you have a stroke that…

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Controllable Risk Factors:Tobacco Use/Smoking

Among other things, smoking damages blood vessel walls, speeds up the clogging of arteries, raises blood pressure and makes the heart work harder. Smoking also doubles the risk of stroke. It reduces the amount of oxygen in the blood, causing the heart to work harder and allowing blood clots to form more easily. Smoking also…

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Controllable Risk Factors – Diabetes

Did you know that people with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have a stroke than people without diabetes? Learn more about the connection between diabetes and stroke. Approximately 20.8 million Americans have diabetes. People with diabetes are up to 4 times as likely to have a stroke as someone who does…

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Controllable Risk Factors – Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a soft, waxy fat (lipid) that is made by the body. It is found in the bloodstream and in all of your body’s cells. The body needs cholesterol to form cell membranes, some hormones and vitamin D. Cholesterol is also found in some foods, such as eggs, meats and dairy products. Because cholesterol…

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Controllable Risk Factors – High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

High blood pressure is the most important risk factor for stroke Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries. Your blood pressure reading is expressed with two numbers — for example, 120/80. The first number, known as systolic blood pressure, is a measurement of the force your blood exerts…

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Stroke Prevention

Up to 80 percent of all strokes can be prevented—start reducing risk now. Women, Hispanics and African-Americans in the U.S. have higher stroke risks.  Although stroke can happen to anyone, certain risk factors can increase chances of a stroke. However, studies show that up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by working with…

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Warning Signs of Stroke

Most people in the U.S. are unaware of the warning signs of a stroke or what to do when one happens. Stroke is an emergency and should be treated as such. A stroke is a brain attack that occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to…

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