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Stroke Awareness

One in 6 people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime!  Avoid becoming one of those people by improving your health.
 
  • Know your personal risk factors: high blood pressure, diabetes, and high blood cholesterol – these are major causes of stroke
  • Exercise regularly i.e. 2-3 times per week
  • Maintain a healthy diet which is high in a variety of fruit and vegetables, but low in animal fats and salt 
  • Limit alcohol consumption. 
  • If you smoke, try to stop as soon as possible.
 

Learn the warning signs of stroke

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
The FAST test involves asking three simple questions:
 
Face – Can the person smile, has their mouth drooped?
Arms – Can the person raise both arms?
Speech – Can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?
Time – Act FAST!

If you answer yes to any of these questions, act FAST and call for medical emergency help immediately.

source: www.worldstrokecampaign.org/2012

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is provided by the SPAR Group Ltd for general information purposes only. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

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