May is Stroke Awareness Month
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It is also a leading cause of serious long-term disability. Although most strokes occur in people aged 65 years or older, strokes can occur at any age. For example, a new CDC study, Trends of Acute Ischemic Stroke Hospitalizations in the U.S.: 1994–2007, found that stroke hospitalizations increased among both males and females aged 5–44 years old, raising concern about this young population.
Knowing the symptoms of stroke and calling 9-1-1 immediately if someone appears to be having a stroke are crucial steps in getting prompt emergency medical care for a stroke. New treatments are available that can reduce the damage caused by a stroke for some victims, but these treatments need to be given soon after the symptoms start. http://www.cdc.gov/Features/Stroke/
Strokes call for the those around a person experiencing signs and symptoms to need fast actions to get them proper care. Getting care could mean the difference of life threatening affects. When a stroke strikes it does not take a poll or have any respect of persons. Know the signs and be ready and willing to act in the nick of time.
This month I will highlight and bring awareness to National Stroke Awareness
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Yolanda Clay Triplett
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
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- Stroke (wholesome.it)
- A Physical Exam Can Spot Signs of a Stroke (everydayhealth.com)
- Stroke Treatment – Why Every Second Counts (everydayhealth.com)
- Stroke Treatment: Stopping Stroke With Medications (everydayhealth.com)