May is National Stroke Month and a few weeks ago I shared a post about my cousin Mikey who had a stroke in-utero. Mikey is 3 years old and a pediatric stroke survivor. You can read his story HERE.
Women face higher risk of suffering from a stroke. As per The American Heart Association, as someone that suffered Preeclampsia after having my second baby, my risk of having a stroke has now DOUBLED!!!
Do you know how to Spot a Stroke?????
F.A.S.T. stands for:
- F – Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.
- A – Arm Weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
- S – Speech Difficulty – Is speech slurred? Are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence like: “The sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly?
- T- Time to call 9-1-1 – If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.
Facts about Strokes:
· Someone in the U.S. has a
· Stroke is the No. 4 cause of
· Stroke is the No. 1
· About 795,000 people have a
· An estimated 6.8 million
Stroke Warning Sign Knowledge and Treatment:
One in three Americans can’t
According to a survey, Hispanic women are less
In a study of patients who
What can you do
Share the F.A.S.T. acronym
Download the F.A.S.T. app for your smartphone at www.StrokeAssociation.org/