Stroke

What is a Stroke?

A stroke is an attack on your brain. It can happen in 2 ways:

  1. The Arteries in your brain can get blocked
  2. The Arteries in your brain can burst

What are the risk factors?

The fact is that anyone can have a stroke, no matter what your age, gender or ethnic heritage. There are some factors that can contribute to having a stroke that you can control. But most strokes can be prevented by understanding the factors that you can control.

Your risk for having a stroke increases with these factors:
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Heart Disease and Conditions
  • Over weight
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol Use
  • Physical inactivity
  • Family History

Use this Self-Assessment Rating Card to see if you are at risk of having a stroke:

Or download this brochure on 10 Warning Signs of a Stroke:

How can I know if I or someone I know had a stroke?

Use the ACT FAST System:

  • F – Face – Does their face droop on one side when they try to smile?

  • A – Arms – If they raise both arms, does one drift down?

  • S – Speech – Is their speech slurred?

  • T – Time – If you see any of these signs... Call 911 Immediately!

Treatments:

There are both pharmaceutical and surgical treatment options. Please contact our office today to schedule time with one of our doctors to discuss your treatment plan.



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