Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Young Women Have Strokes Too

Up to 10% of strokes occur in people ages 45 or younger, yet nearly 3 in 4 women do not know the most common symptoms, according to the National Stroke Association.  And the longer it takes to get help, the harder the recovery can be.  Waiting just an hour to get treatment can lead to more than three and a half months of recuperation.

To help identify the signs, remember this cue:  BE FAST:
Balance is lost.
Eyes blur.
Face drooping.
Arm weakness.
Speech difficulty.
Time to call 911.

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