IF YOU BELIEVE SOMEONE IS HAVING A STROKE:
What Should A Bystander Do?
If you believe someone is having a stroke – if he or she suddenly loses the ability to speak, or move an arm or leg on one side, or experiences facial paralysis on one side – call 911 immediately.
Stroke is a medical emergency and you need to call 911. A Stroke can injure the brain like a heart attack can injure the heart.
Learn More About Stroke:
- Attend our Stroke Awareness Seminars
- Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
- 80% of Ischemic Strokes are preventable
- Risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease.
- Other risk factors include obesity, inactivity, excessive alcohol use and smoking.
- Knowledge is the most powerful weapon in the fight against stroke.
- Every 45 second someone in the U.S. will have a stroke. Take time to learn more now
- More Women will die from a Stroke than Breast Cancer
What Can I Do?
- Eat foods low in fat and cholesterol.
- Lose weight if you are overweight.
- Exercise regularly.
- Lower your blood pressure if it is high.
- Stop Smoking.
- Try to reduce stress in your life.
- Lower your blood sugar if it is high.
- Lower your Sodium intake in your diet.
- If you have diabetes, see your doctor regularly and follow all diet and medication instructions.