Have you, or someone you know, been affected by a stroke? A stroke occurs when the blood supply to an area of the brain is cut off. The symptoms depend upon the region of the brain that is affected by the loss of blood supply and can include changes in sensation or motor control. With the following findings, chances are your life has been touched by this disease.
Did you know:
Someone has a stroke every 2 seconds
1 in 6 people will have a stroke in their lifetime
The effects of having a stroke are largely treatable
The American Stroke Association is very serious about getting the word out on how to recognize when a stroke is happening and treatment for a quick recovery. However, with a sense of humor and a catchy tune (thank you Village People!), the A.S.A. is making sure we remember F.A.S.T. Check out the video below, it might save a life. (I always learn better with music.)
A stroke can happen to anyone at any age. Recognize the signs and call 911 immediately:
F – Face Drooping A – Arm Weakness S – Speech Difficulty T – Time to Call 911
Preventing a stroke involves minimizing risk factors, such as controlling high blood pressure and diabetes. We all know that exercise is important and very beneficial to our overall health. So head outside and go for a walk. Or dance around your home. Anything to get that blood pumping!
The faster a stroke is treated, the more likely a quick recovery. Strokes are treatable! Share the video above with your family, friends, and/or on your Facebook page. This is important information that might save a life.