Today- 29th October is national WORLD STROKE DAY.

World Stroke Day, seeks to emphasize the serious nature and high rates of stroke. The day is also observed to raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of strokes. Studies shows that one in six people were expected to have a stroke during their lifetime. Fifteen million people around the world have strokes each year. It’s also the leading cause of disability.

Knowing the early warning signs of stroke saves lives. Early symptoms of a stroke usually happen suddenly. These symptoms include:

Numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body
Confusion or trouble talking
Trouble seeing
Dizziness or trouble walking
Severe headache
If you or a loved one is having any of these symptoms, it’s important to act F.A.S.T.

F = Facial Weakness
A = Arm Weakness
S = Speech difficulty
T = Time loss is brain loss. Call 911 when these symptoms are present. Don’t wait!

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