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.
High Blood Pressure
Smoking Tobacco Products
Lack of Exercise
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.