Think F.A.S.T. A Woman’s Guide to Stroke Detection
May 7, 2015
Stroke Risks, Warning Signs & Survival Action Steps
Tips On Stroke Detection
May is celebrated as American Stroke Month and for good reason. This year nearly 800,000 Americans will suffer a stroke and 55,000 more women than men will die from one. An estimated 6.8 million Americans, twenty years and older have had a stroke which is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. The leading cause is high blood pressure – a controllable condition that many fail to successfully control. Join Neurologist Ralph Sacco, along with stroke survivor Anne Dailey as they discuss how to help lessen the likelihood of stroke, how to recognize the signs if you or someone you know is having a stroke and provide stroke detection tips. Learn F.A.S.T. – an acronym that will help those remember what to look for should a stroke occur. F – face drooping, A- arm weakness, S- speech difficulty, and T- time to call 911. This fast-paced segment will enlighten and educate on this important medical condition. Be sure to watch The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television.
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