May is stroke awareness month, so we visited Riverside Regional Medical Center to learn more about this neurologic emergency.
Riverside Regional Medical Center is a comprehensive stroke center. This means that they can treat both minor and major strokes and offers all levels of stroke care necessary to patients.
In a stroke, the blood supply is cut off to the brain due to a blocked or a bleeding artery. As this occurs, areas of the brain are damaged permanently which makes it incredibly important to get help immediately.
If you notice something unusual happening to yourself or someone you are with, BE FAST! This acronym can help you recognize the signs of a stroke.
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Did you know that 80% of strokes are avoidable? Lifestyle tremendously affects your neurological health. A few of the preventable risk factors for stroke are smoking, obesity and sedentary lifestyle.
Once someone has suffered a stroke, there is much greater chance that they will have another stroke within that year. This makes changes in lifestyle and continued visits to medical providers key in recovery.
A stroke can take away all you love about your life. Prevention is always the way to go, but if you need the experts, call Riverside Health System.