Stroke Awareness Month Arrives

May is stroke awareness month and everyone should set aside at least a few minutes this month to familiarize themselves with the signs and risk factors for stroke. Stroke – unlike other ailments, is a disease that is 80% preventable.

Risk Factors:

High Blood Pressure

Diabetes

Heart Disease

Depression

Smoking Tobacco Products

Excessive Alcohol

Unhealthy Eating

Lack of Exercise

Obesity

 

Stroke Warning Signs:

Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm, or leg.

Sudden confusion and trouble speaking or understanding.

Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.

Sudden trouble with walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.

Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.

 

As always, the RTH Stroke Foundation along with its programs will be out during the month of May raising awareness and combating stroke wherever possible. Check our calendar to see a list of upcoming seminars in your area.