It's World Stroke Day, and it's time to raise stroke awareness all over the world.

29th October 2021, a special day dedicated to increasing awareness in order to cure and prevent heart stroke, as well as give better treatment and support to survivors. 

WHY STROKE MATTERS:-

A stroke can strike anyone, at any time and in any location.

According to a study, one out of every four people will have a stroke at some point in their lives which is also the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Almost all strokes, however, might be avoided if individuals were better aware of the dangers.


WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF STROKE:- 

Every minute counts during a stroke which can even cause brain damage if it is not treated quickly. Knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke allows you to act quickly and perhaps save a life—even your own.

It's critical to understand stroke symptoms and signs. It's equally vital to understand that strokes can be avoided. In fact, by addressing certain risk factors, up to 90% of all strokes can be avoided. Hypertension, diet, smoking, and no physical activity are all risk factors. The World Stroke Association intends to lower the number of strokes by half by 2030 by focusing on prevention.

Some signs of stroke are - 

  • Numbness or weakness in one side of the body, notably the face, arm, or leg.
  • Difficulties while speaking, or difficulty understanding speech may occur suddenly.
  • Vision problem
  • Paralysis
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or lack of coordination.
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

If you or someone else is experiencing any of these symptoms, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

WHAT MEASURES YOU CAN TAKE TO AVOID STROKE :-

  1. Lose weight 
  2. Exercise regularly 
  3. Reduce alcohol consumption 
  4. Treat diabetes 
  5. Treat high cholesterol 
  6. Eat healthy 
  7. Follow healthy living habits

JOIN THE MOVEMENT WITH US!!

The Healthwithdes team would like to join the World Stroke Day initiative by spreading awareness around the world in the form of "WORLD STROKE DAY T-SHIRTS".


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