National Stroke Awareness Month

The Morning Show

Dr. Syed Hussain, Vascular Surgeon with Christie Clinic joins the Morning Show to discuss National Stroke Awareness Month.

Stroke can happen to anyone, at any time, at any age. In America today, stroke in young adults is increasing at an alarming rate. On top of that, 73% of young Americans are not familiar with stroke symptoms and the need for urgent medical attention.

80% of strokes are preventable

Strokes kill more than 133,000 people each year.

Symptoms of Strokes

F – Face Drooping

A – Arm weakness

S – Speech difficulty

T – Time to call 911

Stroke Prevention

High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor.

Stop smoking

Improved diets

Take steps to get your body mass into healthy range

Diabetes – Keep blood sugar in control

 

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