Stroke Awareness Month - What You Need To Know

Stroke Awareness Month

It's Stroke Awareness Month, which is a perfect opportunity to increase our understanding on Strokes and its impact on each of us. Over 800,000 people suffer a Stroke each year, of which nearly 250,000 die. Please take some time today to share this video and post with your peers, friends and family. Your action could save someone's life. Facts About Strokes

  • 800,000 strokes per year
  • 1/3 return to baseline
  • 1/3 left with disability
  • 1/3 die
  • Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke
  • 80% can be prevented
  • Fifth leading cause of death
  • Costs United States $34 billion per year
  • 49% of Americans have at least one risk factor
  • Patients that arrive at hospital within 3 hours have less disability 3 months after stroke


Risk Factors for Stroke

  • Age
  • Family history
  • Male gender
  • Previous stroke/TIA
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Lack of exercise
  • Obesity
  • Smoking

Stroke Symptoms

  • Facial droop
  • Arm drift
  • Speech problems
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Vision problems
  • Sudden severe headache
  • Dyscoordination
  • Sensory deficit
  • Confusion
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