Know the signs of stroke…

May is Stroke Awareness Month

Heart disease and stroke can affect a woman at any age. Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of more women than all forms of cancer combined. Stroke is the #2 cause of death worldwide and a leading cause of disability.

Good News: Modest changes to your diet and lifestyle can improve your heart health and lower your risk by as much as 80%.  Source: American Heart Association

Use the letters in “F.A.S.T.” to spot stroke signs and know when to call 9-1-1.   Face Drooping – Arm Weakness – Is speech slurred?- Time to Call 9-1-1.    Details  https://www.stroke.org/en/about-the-american-stroke-association

Spotting a stroke is the first step toward stopping it.

B.E. F.A.S.T.— Balance, Eyes, Face, Arm and Speech

If you identify problems while giving this simple test, call 911 and seek medical help immediately. The time you save could save your life or the life of someone you love. Learn to recognize a stroke because time lost is brain lost.

BALANCE

Sudden dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.

EYES

Sudden trouble seeing out of one or both eyes.

FACE

First, check for facial weakness. An uneven smile or weakness on one side could mean trouble.

ARMS

Next, check for arm weakness. Inability to raise both arms evenly could be another sign.

SPEECH

Check for impaired speech. Slurred speech or difficulty repeating simple phrases could mean a stroke.

TIME

Immediately call 911.

 More ways to spot a stroke:

Sudden weakness or numbness of face, arm or leg, especially on one side.

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.

Remember, every minute counts. Do not wait. Call 911.

https://www.memorialmedical.com/services/stroke-services/spot-a-stroke-fast

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm