October 27

How to Save yourself from Stroke?


What is a Stroke?

How to save yourself from Stroke?

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Most of us, if not all have heard about Stroke. When I first heard about it that I am a good candidate because of my  Heart Disease, I got scared but I was not aware on how to save myself from Stroke?

STROKE FACTS  and Figures

  • Claims more than 6 million deaths every year.
  • Kills more people each year than AIDS, TB, and malaria.
  • No. 5 cause of death in the US
  • No. 1 cause of severe adult disability in the US.


A stroke also called a “brain attack” occurs when the supply of blood to any area of our brain is blocked or an inadequate supply of blood flow happened. Blood supplies the oxygen and nutrients needed by our brain cells to survive and without it, our brain cells will die that eventually will lead to stroke. A stroke is a matter of life and death situation and when not given proper immediate actions to prevent further damage to Stroke, it could lead to life-long brain damage and even death.

Most Stroke is not painful, the worst is that the victim could not tell if they are having a brain attack, because they could easily ignore them.

Universal signs of Stroke:

These signs are usually experienced by the stroke victims:

  • a sudden and severe headache with an unknown cause
  • sudden confusion, difficulty understanding speech
  • sudden weakness or numbness in the face or extremities (such as an arm or leg), especially if the sensation is occurring on only one side of the body
  • sudden trouble speaking or speaking in a slurred and disorganized manner
  • sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes, vision concern
  • sudden trouble walking, loss of balance, lack of coordination, or dizziness

A stroke victim does not necessarily feel or show all of these signs. At least one of these symptoms is an indication of Stroke. It is also important to get ourselves familiar with all these 6 signs because we can always ask the person if some these signs are present during any given scenario.


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And, If we are about to encounter someone having a stroke, think of F. A .S. T, as this easiest way to remember and identify someone, having a stroke.

F – FACE. 

Ask the person to Smile. Check if the other side of the face droops. Can be recognized by a crooked smile


Ask the person to Raise both arms. Check if one arm is having a weakness to raise fully.


As the person to speak or repeat a phrase.Notice if the person is having difficulty to speak or their speech is slurred.



If any of the symptoms are visible to the person, Time is very important, act immediately,  contact Emergency Services, CALL 911 or bring the person to the nearest hospital.


How do you Protect yourself from the Stroke?

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Proper awareness and education  will save you from Stroke.

Most people thought that only people with High Blood Pressure, people who Smokes and drinks, people with high cholesterol and people who are in their 60’s are prone to Stroke.

Even people who are physically fit and active are not safe from Stroke.

Never give the stroke a chance to strike and not be the next victim. The following are the most common risks so watch out and you start acting immediately:


  1. Lower your Blood Pressure
  2. Lose weight
  3. Exercise more
  4. Quit Smoking
  5. Treat Diabetes
  6. Drink in moderation.
  7. Treat Atrial Fibrillation
  8. Less Salty foods

Overall, you need to change your Lifestyle. This is how you can save yourself from Stroke.


That’s it!











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