What is a Stroke?
A stroke is an attack on your brain. It can happen in 2 ways:
- The Arteries in your brain can get blocked
- 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
- 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!
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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Lititz, PA 17543
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